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Media Alert/Photo Opportunity - Canada Day Celebrations - 06/26/2006

Contact: Christine Morgan, Manager, Special Event Services, (905) 771-5507

WHO?
Town of Richmond Hill Mayor William F. Bell and Members of Council

WHAT?
Invite all residents to join them in celebrating Canada Day

WHERE?
At Richmond Green Park (1300 Elgin Mills Road East, northwest corner of Elgin Mills Road East and Leslie Street)

WHEN?
On Canada Day (Saturday, July 1, 2006)
  • Gates Open - 11 a.m.
  • Opening Ceremonies (at the Amphitheatre) - 12 noon
  • Activities for all ages throughout the day - 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Fireworks Display - 10 p.m.
WHY?
The Town of Richmond Hill welcomes residents to celebrate Canada, our culture and our community with a full day of family fun. Activities for all ages to enjoy include: multicultural entertainment on three stages; games and crafts for the entire family; RE/MAX hot air balloon rides; The Great Canadian Amusement Co. Children’s Village/Midway; Ken Jen’s Celebrity Pig Racing; West 49 skateboarding demonstrations; Bavarian Gardens, food vendors and the inaugural Canada Day Chili Cook-off Competition; and much more. The evening will conclude with a big bang when the largest municipal fireworks display in Canada commences at 10 p.m.

This event is made possible through the generous support of its sponsors: (Platinum) Suzuki Canada; (Gold) ALJ Electrical Contracting, NACC Vending, Richmond Hill Hyundai, Richmond Hill Pontiac Buick GMC, Richmond Hill Golf Club, Stock Transportation and The Liberal; (Silver) Lexus of Richmond Hill, Rogers and Wave Communications and (Bronze) Castle Rock Developments, Davis Orthodontics and Powell Plumbing.

For additional Canada Day information including admission information, shuttle bus schedules, activities and entertainment, please visit the Town’s Website at www.richmondhill.ca or call the Canada Day Hotline at (905) 771-5466.
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