Petrolia puts on a party for Canada Day

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Senior kindergarten students at Lambton Centennial wave the flag given to them by the Petrolia Lions to help them learn about citizenship and to celebrate their graduation to Grade One.

There will be lots of ways to celebrate Canada’s 149th birthday in Petrolia in Friday.

The Town of Petrolia has pulled out all the stops offering concerts, games and fireworks on the big day and extending the celebration into the weekend.

Canada Day starts with a breakfast at the Petrolia Legion from 8 am to 10 am and the flag will officially be raised at 11 am at the Legion.

You can keep the little people entertained at Greenwood Park with Storybook Reading with the Lambton Central Petrolia Optimists and outdoor games starting at 3 pm.

There will be live music in the park from 2pm until 10 pm with Borderline, The Tail Draggers, Brooklyn Roebuck and Snakebite.

Revellers can take a free shuttle bus provided by Hull Bus Lines to Greenwood Park where the fireworks will start at dusk. Town officials say the buses start at 7 pm and return to the original pick up places after the fireworks. A list of the pickup points can be found on the town’s website.

The fun continues Saturday at the Farmers’ Market and then Sunday the Annual Fishing Derby will be held in Bridgeview Park starting at 8 am. The town has planned a Kidtastic Sunday with Marshal, Skye and Chase from the Paw Patrol in Bridgeview Park from 10 am to 1 pm.

And hundreds of rubber ducks will be dumped in the water at Bridgeview as part of the Optimist annual Rubber Duck Race.

Kids will also get a chance to check out some of the big machinery used to rebuild Petrolia’s main street and to dig around in a pile of dirt for prizes.

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