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Jul. 18, 2019 | Thursday
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Canada Day activities
Catherine O’Donnell with the Canada Day cake in 2018. (Richard Harley/Niagara Now)

Lots of activities are planned in Niagara-on-the-Lake for Canada Day.

The national holiday, marking Canada’s 152nd birthday, is celebrated on Monday, July 1.

* For early-birds, the party will kick off at 8 a.m. with a pancake breakfast at Simcoe Park, provided by the Rotary Club of Niagara-on-the-Lake. The club will also serve a barbecue lunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., followed by live music and kids entertainment.

* The annual Cake Parade, led by the 41st Regiment Fife and Drum Corps, will start at 3 p.m. Heading down Queen Street, the giant cake will be taken to Simcoe Park where it will be sliced and served to the public at about 3:30 p.m.

* The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 124 will also celebrate Canada Day by holding a barbecue starting at 11 a.m. There will be giveaways and live music will be provided by The Rockets.

* On Canada Day, Fort George will be open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. An evening barbecue at the fort will start at 4 p.m. The entertainment, including kiddie militia and drill, will start at 6:30 p.m., followed by a presentation by the Fort George Infantry, Artillery and Fife and Drum Corps.

The Howling Horns will be on the stage performing a range of tunes from blues to classic rock.

All events at the fort will be free but the money raised from food concessions will help support student summer employment at Fort George and Brock’s Monument.

The celebrations will end at 10 p.m. with fireworks choreographed to music.

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