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Roads closed for Canada Day celebrations in Wellington and Picton

Road closures will be in effect to accommodate Canada Day festivities.

On Sunday, June 30, Wellington Main Street will be closed from Maple Street to Wharf Street between the hours of 4:30 pm and 11 pm.
On Monday, July 1, Wellington Main Street will be closed from Belleville Street to Consecon Street starting at 10:30 am and continuing until the end of the parade.
On Monday, July 1, Picton Main Street will be closed from Elizabeth Street to the town hill (intersection of Picton Main Street and Bridge Street) between the hours of 8 am and 7 pm.
Ross Street, William Street, and Elizabeth Street to Mary Street will also be closed between the hours of 8 am and 7 pm on July 1.
Traffic will be detoured around the closures.

The Wellington Recreation Committee presents two fun-filled days celebrating Canada in Wellington!

Sunday, June 30
5pm-10pm, Free Street Dance with Cue The Funk and The Shadows
Fireworks at Dusk

Monday, July 1
Pancake Breakfast
Canada Day Parade
Jr. Firefighters Challenge
Free Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides
Wellington Rotary Ribs
Official Ceremonies
Wellington Library Book Sale
Strawberry Social
Lunch on the Lawn

Celebrate Canada Day in Picton
Kiwanis Breakfast Masonic hall
Picton Main Street – Come Alive Outside green street challenge, giant tricycle drag race, giant maze, party train, beer garden food vendors, water bottle refill station (BYO bottle!), Boxtopia, live music and a one-man circus show.

Mary Street parking lot 7-10pm live music and food vendors. Fireworks at 10pm

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  1. Dennis Fox says:

    Thanks Kevin – no disrespect was meant.

  2. Kevin says:

    I (would be greatly offended if you’re thinking I’m) a homophobe. This country is rife with diversity that is recognized and appreciated every day. Our flag does not only stand for freedom it also stands for acceptance. It the symbol that all Canadians take pride in. For it not to be displayed proudly on our Main Street on our nation’s birthday is an utter shame.

  3. Todd says:

    Well said Kevin, Gary and Angela.

  4. Dennis Fox says:

    Gary – I agree with you.

  5. Angela says:

    Time for the Pride flags to come down. There are other groups in the community deserving of recognition and compassion. Many senior citizens and a number of young families are struggling to make ends meet. Food banks do their best to help but it’s not enough. Who parades for these people? It’s important to acknowledge and celebrate diversity but there are other causes as well. Not all of them come complete wit flags but this makes them no less important.

  6. Gary says:

    Do not disagree entirely, but the continual flying of these flags is a little over the top. There are other things to celebrate as well.

  7. Dennis Fox says:

    Ah Kevin, I believe your rainbow of true colours is showing. I grew up singing “The Maple Leaf Forever” – and I truly love our flag with the big red maple leaf. However, that flag stands for something – it is called freedom of choice and my father and ancestors fought for that. Right now in this country, far too many do not have that right – aboriginal people, native women, blacks, gays, etc.. Frankly I know who I am and enjoy every privilege a white man can – so without any hesitation, I can actively support others working, struggling and fighting for those same rights. This is what makes Canada special – let the Pride flags fly – it doesn’t make us any less Canadian, but it does make us all a little more accepting!

  8. Kevin says:

    Pride week has come and gone. Pride month has come and gone. And the pride flags still fly high. Canada Day weekend end has come and gone. Pride flags still hang on our street lamps. Shame on the BIA, Counsel and the LGBTQ2 community for not recognizing nor displaying the most inclusive flag that this country has to offer. The Maple Leaf.

  9. Dennis Fox says:

    I greatly appreciate the efforts by all those responsible for making it a great Canada Day, here in PEC. Our Provincial Government could take a lesson from you. I find it disgraceful that Doug Ford cancelled the Queen’s Park Canada Day celebrations – and yet all the entertainers and materials still have to be paid for – by the taxpayers of course! But most importantly to have our government pull away from celebrating this country’s birthday is ridiculous and small minded. Ford and his government should feel ashamed. He didn’t cancel his BBQ this week, and he needed to be at his cottage this weekend. Poor guy must be run off his feet. NOT!

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