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    Richard and Jennifer Holohan enjoy the sunny warm day. The couple has been married for a decade and the Canada Day celebrations is one of their favorite outings together. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    Diego Miranda Morales, 6, displays quite a lot of courage as he climbs his way to the top. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    Cutting the cake are 4th Canadian Division Support Base Petawawa Operations Services (4 CDSB Ops Svcs) Regimental Sergeant Major Chief Warrant Officer Lindsay Parsons, Town of Petawawa Chief Administrative Officer Dan Scissons, Mayor Bob Sweet and 4 CDSB Ops Svcs Commander Lieutenant Colonel Joe Hartson. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    Nikki Lee and her sons Jackson and Cooper decked out in patriotic colours to celebrate the nation’s 151st birthday. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    The Petawawa Legion Community Band were the first to serenade the partygoers with a wide variety of tunes. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    Mr. Dimples twists balloons into delightful shapes for the children in attendance. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    Eight-year-old Katie MacKenzie gets up close and personal with a goat as she tries to feed the furry creature. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    Chase Duffy travels down the firefighter’s water slide at high speed. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    A large Stand Up paddleboard brought people across the pond, through the fountain and safely back to the shore. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)


 

 


Petawawa Canada Day celebrations

By Patricia Leboeuf

Posted on Thursday July 12, 2018


The sweltering hot weather on Canada Day may have kept some people away, but those who attended the Petawawa celebration were not disappointed. The area’s patriotic spirit was showcased through a series of family-friendly activities at Centennial Park. The men and women who have fought to shape Canada were honoured by a ceremony hosted by the town and the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 517. Once the Canadian flag was raised, there was a moment of silence and a rousing version of O’ Canada and God Save the Queen before the festivities began. Families were invited to enjoy a free barbecue and cake as well as bouncy castles and a petting zoo. To keep cool, people could also slip down the firefighter’s water slide and take a spin on a Stand Up Paddleboard. The free community event also had interactive games and booths, and live music.