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    When else is it acceptable to look so Canadian? Chris Bonvie, Rileigh Bonvie, Amy Helmer and Bradi Bonvie were decked to the nines with red and white gear. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    Even the youngest ones could enjoy Canada Day. Madelyn Forney had a full day of adventures on July 1. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    Volunteers made the event possible, including several from Garrison Petawawa. Garrison Petawawa Deputy Commander Lieutenant Colonel Scott Campbell and Town of Petawawa CAO/Clerk Dan Scissons help serve up lunch. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    A line of many hundred people snaked across the park, as people waited for their free hot dog and cake. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    The Petawawa Legion Community Band were the first to entertain the crowd with their beautiful music. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    Those attending the celebrations had an opportunity to try out a stand-up paddleboard. Ben Mann, 9, prefers to stay kneeling on his, just to be safe. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    A system had to be created by Tracey Williams and Councillor Theresa Sabourin in order to serve cake to the thousands of people who attended the event from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    To prepare for the zombie apocalypse, Devin Vlad, 8, learns how to use this toy crossbow on cutouts representing the undead. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    As well as the organized activities offered, people were encouraged to use the play structures already in place. The swings were Sommer and Ashley Boudreau's favourite. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    The Thomson family of Damon, Tara, Tatum, Parker and Deacon made their way up from Southern Ontario to enjoy the Canada Day celebrations in Petawawa. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    Bouncy castles are the ultimate attraction at these types of events, and there were several to choose from. Ajay Goela, 7, decided to try fighting against a giant swinging ball. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)


 

 


Celebrating Canada Day in Petawawa!

Community News

By Patricia Leboeuf

Posted on Thursday, July 14, 2016


As far as the eye could see, hundreds of people wearing red and white descended upon the Petawawa Centennial Park for the Town of Petawawa’s traditional Canada Day Celebrations. Even the rain could not put a damper on the patriotic festivities. The afternoon event featured family friendly activities including bouncy castles, a petting zoo, games, paddle board testing, live entertainment, a booth by the Petawawa Heritage Village and free hotdogs and cake.