Fireworks are the order of the day for Canadians from coast to coast on July 1st!

Canada’s birthday is the country’s biggest day and as per usual, the biggest show in the country will take place on Parliament Hill in Ottawa.

However, if you can’t make it to the capital by Sunday – there will be a number of displays planned at dusk locally – including:

-The University of Waterloo/Columbia Lake

-Kitchener City Hall

In Cambridge, a full day of activities are planned, including fireworks at Riverside Park Sunday night.  The day includes the annual Canada Day Parade, starting at 1 pm, at the corner of King and Bishops streets.  The Parade will follow King Street to Riverside Park, where it will enter the park and continue on past the Children’s Area.  Volunteers will be collecting donations along the route.  

-Riverside Park in Cambridge

-Riverside Park in Guelph

Also of note in Guelph, there will be a citizenship ceremony in that city for 40 new Canadians.  The ceremony will take place at Riverside Park (69 Marilyn Drive) at 4:30pm on July 1st.  Citizenship Judge Sharon Robertson will preside.

-Scott Park in New Hamburg
It’s a 27-acre park located at 75 Hunter Street in New Hamburg.  It is the host of many community events including the Canada Day Celebration and the home of Wilmot District Soccer Association.  It’s located beside the Nith River and is linked to Heritage Park.

Also of note, here’s a list of some safety measures that you should follow when using fireworks from the City of Kitchener.

Open – Closed

The following is a rundown of what’s open and what’s closed the Canada Day long weekend:  

-Grand River Transit will be providing Sunday service on Monday.

-There is no change to garbage, blue box and green bin collection.  If Monday is your normal day, make sure it is at the curb by 7 a.m.

-Conestoga Mall – Open Sunday noon to 5 p.m.  Closed on Monday.

-Fairview Park Mall – Open Sunday.  Closed on Monday.

-Cambridge Centre – Open Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Closed on Monday.   

-Village of St. Jacobs shops and restaurants are open Sunday and Monday as are St. Jacobs outlets.  

-Select locations of The Beer Store will be open Sunday.  Closed on Monday.  

-Most LCBO stores are open on Sunday.  Closed on Monday.

Here are how local municipal are affected this long weekend:

CITY OF KITCHENER: Several city facilities will have modified hours June 30 through July 2, in honour of Canada Day on July 1.

Offices at Kitchener City Hall will be closed on Monday, July 2. Services normally offered by staff will be available again on Tuesday, July 3 at 8:30 a.m. The building itself will remain open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. as it does on all holidays and weekends.

KITCHENER MARKET
The Kitchener Market will be closed on Monday, July 2, re-opening on Tuesday, July 3 at 9 a.m.

KITCHENER PUBLIC LIBRARY
All Kitchener Public Library locations will be closed on Monday, July 2. All branches, as well as the main library, will re-open on Tuesday, July 3 for their regular hours.  

POOLS
Breithaupt, Cameron Heights, Forest Heights and Lyle Hallman pools will be closed on Sunday, July 1. Idlewood, Harry Class and Wilson pools, and Kiwanis Park will be open for regularly scheduled hours of operation.

Free family swims, sponsored by Tim Hortons, will be offered Sunday, July 1 at Harry Class Pool from 2-4:30 p.m., Wilson pool from 2 to 4 p.m. and Idlewood pool from 1:30 to 7 p.m.

All splash pads will be open for their regular hours.

Please check www.kitchener.ca for full swim schedules.

COMMUNITY CENTRES
Bridgeport, Centreville-Chicopee, Country Hills, Doon Pioneer Park, Forest Heights, Kingsdale, Mill Courtland, Rockway Centre, Stanley Park, Williamsburg and Victoria Hills community centres will be closed Saturday, June 30 through Monday, July 2.

Downtown Community Centre will be closed on Sunday, July 1 and Monday, July 2; while the Breithaupt Centre will be closed Sunday, July 1 only.

THE AUD and COMMUNITY ARENAS
The administration and box offices at The Aud will be closed Monday, July 2, as will the rest of the complex.

All community arenas – Sportsworld Arena, Activa Sportsplex, Don McLaren, Grand River and Lions – will also be closed, except for private rentals.

BUDD PARK
Budd Park indoor soccer facility will be closed July 1 and 2.


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CITY OF WATERLOO: Please note the following hours of operation (except where emergency services are required) for City of Waterloo facilities on Monday, July 2, 2012.

Albert McCormick Community Centre
500 Parkside Drive
Sunday – Closed all day
Monday – Open for regularly scheduled programming.
For more information about programming, please call 519-885-1700.
 
Adult Recreation Centre
185 King Street South
Sunday and Monday – Closed all day
For more information about programming, please call 519-579-1020.
 
Bechtel Park Manulife Financial Soccer and Sports Centre
Bechtel Park
Sunday – Open at 3:30 p.m. for regularly scheduled programming
Monday – Open for regularly scheduled programming
For more information about programming, please call 519-576-2420.

City Hall
100 Regina Street South
Monday – Closed all day
For more information, please call 519-886-1550
 
Fire Department Administration Office
470 Columbia Street West
The Administration Office is closed Monday. Emergency services continue to be available.
The administration office phone number is 519-884-6030.
 
Moses Springer Community Centre
150 Lincoln Road
Sunday – Indoor facility closed all day
Outdoor pool open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Lane swim – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Deep waterfit – 12:15 to 1 p.m.
Public swim – 1:10 to 5 p.m.
Monday – Open all day for regularly scheduled programming.  
For more information about programming, please call 519-885-4530.
 
RIM Park Manulife Financial Sportsplex & Healthy Living Centre
2001 University Avenue East
Sunday – Closed all day
Monday – Open for regularly scheduled programming.
For more information about programming, please call 519-884-5363.
 
Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex (including Swimplex)
101 Father David Bauer Drive
Sunday – Closed all day
Monday – Open for regularly scheduled programming.
For more information about programming, please call 519-886-1177.
 
Waterloo Service Centre
265 Lexington Court
The Administration Office is closed Monday all day. Emergency services continue to be available.
The main phone number for the Waterloo Service Centre: 519-886-2310.

Wing 404 R.C.A.F.A Rotary Adult Centre
510 Dutton Drive
Sunday and Monday – Closed all day.
For more information about programming, please call 519-888-6356.


                                               
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CITY OF CAMBRIDGE: The City of Cambridge wishes to remind citizens and visitors to the area that the holiday schedule is in effect for the Canada Day long weekend. We invite you to the Canada Day festivities taking place all day long on July 1st which include activities, a parade and fireworks (visit www.cambridgecanadaday.com  for more info).  

Cambridge City Hall – Administrative Offices
50 Dickson Street
(519) 623-1340
CLOSED: Sat, Sun and Mon.
For more information, go to questions@cambridge.ca

Arenas
ADMINISTATION Offices
50 Dickson Street
(519) 740-4681 EXT 4235
CLOSED: Sat, Sun and Mon.

Cambridge Farmers’ Market
40 Dickson Street
(519) 740-4680 Ext. 4252
Sat. June 28 – OPEN 7:00am-1:00pm.
More info at www.cambridge.ca/market
Canada Day Crafts for KIDS this weekend! Now in season -Fresh Cherries, Strawberries, Asparagus, and Beans.

City of Cambridge Archives
46 Dickson Street
(519) 623-1340
archives@cambridge.ca
CLOSED: Sat, Sun and Mon.

Waterloo Region Small Business Centre
50 Dickson Street
(519) 740-4615    
CLOSED: Sat, Sun and Mon.
penneyj@cambridge.ca

Cambridge Fire Department
(Administrative Offices Only)
(519) 621-6001
CLOSED: Sat, Sun and Mon.
EMERGENCY SERVICES as per usual: 24 hours

Cemeteries Admin. Offices
(519) 740-4569 EXT 4299
CLOSED: Sat, Sun and Mon.

Public Works
(Administrative Offices Only)
1310 Bishop Street
(519) 621-0740
CLOSED: Sat, Sun and Mon.
EMERGENCY SERVICES as per usual: (519) 621-0740.

Hespeler Arena – (519) 740-4681 EXT 4605
Galt Arena – (519) 740-4681 EXT4522
Duncan McIntosh Arena – (519) 740-4681 EXT 4525
Preston Arena – (519) 740-4681 EXT 4674
Homuth Arena – (519) 740-4681 EXT 4675.
Dickson Arena – (519) 740-4681 EXT 4529
ALL ARENAS LISTED ABOVE ARE CLOSED: Sat, Sun and Mon.
NOTE: Pipes and Rails skateboard park is closed on July 1st.

David Durward Centre
62 Dickson Street
(519) 740-4681  EXT 4360    
CLOSED: Sat, Sun and Mon.

Cambridge Centre for the Arts
60 Dickson Street
(519) 740-4681  EXT 4376    
CLOSED: Sat, Sun and Mon.

John Dolson Centre
212 South Street
(519) 740-4681  EXT  4527    
Sat. June 30 – 12:30 pm – 7:16 pm.
Sun. July 1 – 1 pm – 4 pm.  
Mon. July 2 – 8:30 am – 8:45 pm.
NOTE: Canada Day Swim.  Summer Schedule in effect as of July 2nd. Call for more info. or go to www.cambridge.ca


George Hancock Pool
115 Glenmorris Street
519-740-7178    
Sat. June 30 – 2:30 pm – 5 pm.
Sun. July 1 – CLOSED
Mon. July 2 – 12:00 PM – 7:30 pm    
NOTE: Summer Schedule in effect as of July 2nd. Call for more info. or go to www.cambridge.ca


Kinsmen Soper Pool
41 Marion Way
(519) 740-7173
Sat and Sun – CLOSED
Mon. July 2 – 12:00 PM – 6:30 pm
NOTE:
Summer Schedule in effect as of July 2nd. Call for more info. or go to www.cambridge.ca


Johnson Centre
31 Kribs Street
(519) 740-4681  EXT  4469
Sat. June 30 – 8 am – 8 pm
Sun. July 1 – CLOSED
Mon. July 2 – 6:00 am – 9:00 pm    
NOTE: Summer Schedule in effect as of July 2nd. Call for more info. or go to www.cambridge.ca


Ed Newland Pool
515 William Street
(519) 653 -7646    
Sat. June 30 – 12 pm – 5:30 pm
Sun July 1 – 1 pm – 4 pm
Mon. July 2 – 9:30 am – 7:30 pm    
NOTE: Canada Day Swim.  Summer Schedule in effect as of July 2nd. Call for more info. or go to www.cambridge.ca


Ted Wake Lounge
31 Kribs Street
(519) 740-4681  EXT  4464
CLOSED: Sat, Sun and Mon.

Allan Reuter Centre
507 King Street East
(519) 740-4681 EXT 4406
CLOSED: Sat, Sun and Mon.

William E. Pautler Centre
1145 Concession Rd
(519) 740-4681 Ext. 4722
Sat. June 30 – 9 am – 4 pm.  Day Program Only.
CLOSED: Sun and Mon.