Family and Petrolia pride on display this weekend


The Petrolia flag will be flown high as the town prepares to celebrate Petrolia Family Fun Days.
Laurissa Ellsworth, director of communications, arts and marketing with the town, says it is a fusion of Family Day and Petrolia Day celebrations.
Petrolia Days had been celebrated in August, however town officials moved the celebration to February in part, because the Tall Ships will be in Sarnia on that weekend.
Ellsworth says there will be lots for families to take in over the holiday weekend.
There are three films being shown at Victoria Hall. The Rotary Club hosts Bohemian Rhapsody Friday at 7:30 pm, then D2 Entertainment is sponsoring two family films, Ralph Breaks the Internet Saturday at 6 pm and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom starting at 6 pm. Only 400 seats are available for each of the free films.
The Petrolia Heritage Advisory Committee host Heritage Day Saturday from 10 am to 3 pm. This year’s event will celebrate everything Victoria Hall. This year was the 30th anniversary of the fire at the hall.
The Petrolia/North Enniskillen Fire Department gets into the action Sunday, hosting an open house. There will be two demonstrations, an auto extrication at 10:30 am and a firefighter survival demonstration at 1 pm.
There will be fire prevention tips, emergency management information, and the department’s equipment will be on display until 2 pm.
There is also free public skating Sunday from 1:50 pm to 2:50 pm at the arena. The Lions host family bingo from 3 to 4 pm at their hall.
Monday, New Life assembly Church hosts a free community breakfast between 8 and 10 am.
The Y will have free family swimming between 10 and noon and again between 12:30 pm and 3 pm. The Central Lambton Optimists will also have games in the gym from 10 to 2 pm.
Monday is also the last day to submit entries into the town’s annual Snow Sculpture Contest. This year’s theme is “Build Your Snow Family.” Ellsworth wants residents to build their families, including pets using snow, then send photos to [email protected] or upload them to the town’s Facebook page.