It’s Canada Day and that means the traditional celebrations, including fireworks, at the University of Waterloo’s Columbia Lake Fields today.
The Administrative Coordinator for the event, Tessy George, tells 570 News there are plenty of activities for children and adults who are kids at heart.

She says, “We have story tellers, we have arts and crafts, food vendors, we have activity world which is where local organizations like boy scouts and girls scouts, they all come together and they have little activities and booths set up”. Also being provided is face-painting, kites, martial arts demonstrations, and much more.

Another program being provided is the chance to look inside the Brubacher House Museum; built in 1850 and one of two remaining original buildings at the University of Waterloo.

As is expected, the day will go out with a bang. George says, “The fireworks are about fifteen minutes of a show and it’s one of the biggest and largest. We don’t know exactly how many fireworks there are but we can definitely guarantee a great show and it will be happening rain or shine.”

The booming display is scheduled to start at ten tonight, which will conclude the day’s events.
Everything gets underway around two this afternoon.
Admission and parking is free, so for more information visit the University of Waterloo’s website.