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Canada Day Celebration 2013

Westport Ontario

Click here to download event brochure.

Afternoon & Evening Activities

3 p.m. Commencement of Canada Day Celebrations at the Rideau District Museum with the Colour party of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 542

3:15 p.m. 16th Annual Bicycle Parade NOTE PARADE ROUTE CHANGE!!
Bedford Street from the Rideau District Museum to Church St., then Spring St., to the Westport Community Centre.

A wonderful way to celebrate Canada’s Birthday Decorate yourself, bike, tricycle, or stroller, in Red and White, and proudly walk throughout town. Sponsored by the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 542

Special presentation following bike parade by
Sparky and the Fire Department at the Fire Hall on Spring Street 4:15 p.m. Rideau Lakes Recreational Dancers at beach.

4:30-7:30 p.m. Rock Climbing Wall, Morphy Caterpillar, Ballon Twister
4 p.m. Free Shuttle Bus Begins
4 p.m. Bingo – Good old fashioned bingo in the Lions Club Beach House.
4-6 p.m. Gert and Aud Aster Will paint your face, and deliver smiles.

Pony Rides & Petting Zoo Provided by Westwinds Ranch

8 p.m. ZZ Top Tribute Band
This incredible band brings audience participation into the music, just like ‘ZZ Top’. The props, fury guitars, the stage production, is just like, Billy Gibbons Band. If you are a ZZ Top fan, we are sure you will enjoy the show. All Day DJ Services by Tom Gard

Free Shuttle Bus!

To and from the beach. Leaving the Westport Community Centre & St. Edwards School
Special thank you to Martin’s Bus Service for donating the use of the buses.


Yummy food prepared throughout the afternoon and evening by the North Crosby Recreation Committee. umm-ummm GOOD

Swimming & Changing Facilities

Available No Lifeguard on Duty.

No Parking at the Beach

Handicap & Volunteers ONLY

The Main Event

Spectacular Fireworks at 10 p.m.. Display By Licensed fireworks supervisors

Canada Day Fireworks

Celebrate Canada Day on June 29th with fireworks on Cow Island, presented by the Big Rideau Lake Association. Fireworks will be at dusk and can be viewed on water or land. Hanna Park on Water Street in Portland is an excellent place to view the spectacular fireworks. Lake 88.1 will broadcast announcements for this celebration. In case of rain, the fireworks will be moved to June 30th. Donations are kindly accepted.

Music in the Park

Come early for the fireworks and enjoy Music in the Park in Hanna Park in Portland. It will be a relaxing time to enjoy some great music and a great atmosphere. It will be from 7:30 pm to 9 pm and is sponsored by the Portland Community Hall Board.

Skate the Lake at Portland

Skate The Lake, Portland’s Ninth Annual International Speed Skating Event, will be held this January 26, 2013, Saturday.  The popular race will take place on a 1k oval at the Big Rideau Lake and is open to all skaters in every skill level using every kind of skates.

The Registration for the event will start 2:00 to 6:00 PM on Jan. 25th and must be completed at the day of the event.   Below is the opening schedule for the race this weekend.  Please check regularly for updates:


Jan. 25, 2013 (Friday)

8:00 AM – 2:00 PM          Ice Prep

2:00 PM – 6:00 PM           Registration Open

Race Kits Pick-Up

Jan. 26, 2013 (Saturday)

7:30 AM                               Registration Trailer open for Registration

8:40 AM                               National Anthem


End of Registration          Pre-Registration       Race                          Start of Race

8:30 AM                               $ 15.00       5K                                 9:00 AM

9:15 AM                               $ 20.00       10K                               9:45 AM

10:30 AM                             $ 45.00         25 & 50K                     11:00 AM

1:00 PM                                $ 35.00/team    5 x 1k Relay               1:30 PM

2:00 PM                                Free            Special Olympics     2:30 PM

3:00 PM                                Free            Kids 5K                       3:30 PM


For skaters not belonging to a registered skating club, an amount of $ 5.00 will be charged to cover insurance.  To complete the registration, participants should check Hanna Park, the registration trailer, to pick up the race package.


Presentation of Awards

11:00 AM                             5k & 10k Winners

2:00 PM                                25k & 50K Winners

4:30 PM                                Relay Race, Special Olympics & Kids Race Winners


If you want to see great fireworks, a firework display is scheduled at dusk.