This Saturday, July 1st marks the sesquicentennial of the day the colonies of Canada, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick were united into one Dominion of Canada.
A lot has happened in those 150 years and those accomplishments will be celebrated all across this great nation this weekend.
Here in Barrie the celebrations start today with a special military displays, the popular kids commando course and Promenade midway at Heritage Park beginning at 1pm followed by a free airshow at 6pm featuring the Canadian Forces Snowbirds, CF-18 Demonstration Team, and the Great War Flying Museum.
Promenade Days rolls into the weekend. Barrie’s longest running street festival turns the downtown into a pedestrian mall and street festival with live entertainment, outdoor street patios, events and tons of activities including a Canada Day fireworks display over Kempenfelt Bay on Canada Day evening.