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Kingsville celebrates Canada Day



by Adam Gault 

Riding off the momentum generated from its monumental Canada Day 150 celebrations two years ago, the Town of Kingsville hosted its third municipal Canada Day celebration at the Kingsville Recreation Complex on Monday.

  The festivities provided for a family-friendly event that delighted hundreds from across the county.



  Dubbed, “There’s no Place Like This Place” by its municipal host, the event was sponsored by various local businesses, the Town of Kingsville, and the Government of Canada. It also offered numerous activities for its revellers of all ages, including a dog show, mini-putt, face painting, bouncy castles, a free evening BBQ, and a firework display that capped off a beautifully sunny day that couldn’t have been better to celebrate the nation’s 152nd birthday.

  “We have craft vendors out there, and pretty much any kind of food you could want,” Kingsville Parks and Recreation employee, Kelly Wolters, explained of the day’s vendors, which encompassed everything from craft mac and cheese to Mexican cuisine. “It’s just getting bigger every year.”

  When Kingsville began its annual Canada Day celebration two years ago, the Town had prepared 400 cupcakes to give out as part of the celebration. This year, 650 had been prepared, demonstrating the continued growth in the region and the willingness of community members to take part in the many festivals and celebrations that encompass the culture of Essex County throughout the calendar year.

  “[Canada Day 150] was a great day for everybody, so we just wanted to continue it,” Wolters said. “Kingsville is full of festivals, and this is just another addition to [the] Tall Ships [celebration and] the Highland Games coming back, so we just like to keep the trend going for our summer events, and what better way to do it than on Canada Day with all this fun activity for the family, and a lot of it is free.”

  For a full list of all upcoming events and festivals in the Town of Kingsville, head to kingsville.ca, and click on the heading “Explore and Play.”

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