submitted by the Canada Day Committee
This year Merrickville-Wolford’s Canada Day will be a celebration for adults and kids to remember. The festivities start at 11:30 am with our signature parade, featuring Merrickville’s own Town Crier and Parade Marshall leading the way. They will be followed by many other floats and participants, including The Kemptville Legion Pipe and Drum Band, and, last but not least, The Shriners, who always share joy and laughter wherever they perform.
After the parade, everyone is invited back to the Blockhouse Park for our Canada Day ceremonies at 12 noon, including a Canada Day cake, followed by an afternoon of live entertainment, music, fun and activities. There will be a free chicken lunch at the Legion, and free hot dogs sponsored by the Lion’s Club at the Park.
“The Company of Fools” comes to Town.
Canada Day’s evening activities will include theatre, music and fireworks all at the Fairgrounds. We are excited to welcome The Company of Fools and their Torchlight Shakespeare production to our Canada Day celebrations. This summer, the Fools are performing “A Midsummer’s Night Dream” in parks throughout the Ottawa area– with a special Canada Day preview performance in Merrickville.
The Fools are a renowned Ottawa-based Theatre troupe, known for their fun, physical, interactive, and professional productions of Shakespeare’s plays. This is the 15th anniversary of Torchlight Shakespeare, and promises to be their biggest show yet! And what a show it is! Helena loves Demetrius. Demetrius loves Hermia. Hermia loves Lysander. Throw into this mix an enchanted forest, a mischievous fairy, a feuding king and queen, and a troupe of terrible wannabe actors, and you have a recipe for a hilarious, magical, love-filled summer night.
The show starts at 6 pm at the Fairgrounds (in case of bad weather, the play will move into the Community Centre). Bring your own chair, pay-what-you-can (suggested donation $20). After the play, stay on at the Fairgrounds to enjoy music (starting at 8 pm) and the always amazing fireworks (at 10 pm – time approximate). Find the full schedule at www.merrickville-wolford.ca .
Merrickville-Wolford would be honoured to host you and your families for Canada Day. Hope to see you there.