Regardless Of Ontario Cancelling Canada Day Event, People Commemorate At Queen’s Park
People dressed in red and white on Canada’s 152nd birthday, Ontario people descended on Queen’s Park with baskets and blankets to celebrate their country.
On July 1, after the Progressive Conservative government cancelled 2019 planned celebration citing declining attendance, the Ontario Liberal Party offered an alternative event, which it dubbed a “people’s picnic,” on the grounds of Queen’s Park.
Liberal MPP Mitzie Hunter, who hastily arranged the event, said that she decided there needed to be a party.
While talking to reporters under the hot sun, Mitzie added, “Nobody cancels Canada Day. This is an opportunity to celebrate our province and our country.”
Canada Day Celebrations By Thousands In North Vancouver
North Vancouver celebrated their country’s day by charity practices as the Lynn Valley Lions Club volunteers prepared a pancake breakfast for thousands to kick off North Vancouver’s Canada Day celebrations.
A plate worth $5 included pancakes and a side of ham, with proceeds going to support the charity work the club does throughout the year.
Members of the Canadian Forces were on hand as well, Sgt. Jason Feasby said, “Today is our country’s day. Canadians tend to be a little more subtle with our patriotism but today’s the day we get to let it fly.”
While the West Vancouver hosted a citizenship ceremony started off their festivities at John Lawson Park, the North Vancouver’s Waterfront Park hosted Canada Day celebrations featuring live music and family activities.