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Canada 150 – Ridgeway, Fort Erie Ont … Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 230, Ridgeway is “Leading the Charge” to the Town of Fort Erie’s “Official Canada 150 Parade & Heritage Displays” from Friday, June 30th until Sunday, July 2nd, 2017.

The parade is on Saturday, July 1st, starting at 11 am from the Ridgeway Community Centre heading north on Ridge Road North to the village centre. It will be officially started off with the playing of our National Anthem while members of the Geronimo Skydiving Team descend to the ground flying the “Largest Canadian Flag”.

Following the parade, everyone will gather for commemorative speeches from dignitaries and then a Canada 150 cake will be served.

The rest of the weekend includes over 16 Heritage Displays featuring the history of Erie Beach by the Heritage Arts Legacy of Fort Erie, walking tours of the Ridgeway Battlefield by Canadian Author and Historian, Dr. Peter Vronsky.

There are also plans to commemorate our veterans with a vintage military convoy and displays.

Here’s a look at some the Canada 150 entertainment and perfomers we have lined up for you at Downtown Ridgeway Village Square;

  • Friday, June 30th: “Rock Canada 150” open mic
  • Saturday, July 1st: Lincoln Concert Band, Kindred, Casa El Norte, The Remnants
  • Sunday, July 2nd: The Fort Erie Legion Band, Niagara Memorial Militaires Alumni Drum Corps, Fifties in Color & The Howling Horns

All performances will be at the Ridgeway Village Square excluding “The Howling Horns” who will be at the Ridgeway Legion grounds for the Canada 150 Wrap Up Party.

Wear Your Red!! Canada 150 – Ridgeway, Fort Erie Ont … Our Canada 150 Team invites all residents, tourists and Canada 150 participants to dress in Red & White for the Canada 150 Parade and Heritage Displays from Friday, June 30th to Sunday, July 2nd.

Ride your bike, walk with your pet dog, cat, moose or horse, drive your car, truck or motorcycle to be among the 25 plus parade entrants.

We are also looking for children of all ages to help carry the “Giant Canadian Flag” that will be unfurled by the Geronimo Skydiving Team.

We will passing out hand held Canadian flags and lapel pins during the festivities too!

The fun begins, Friday, June 30th at 4:00 pm at Royal Canadian Legion Ridgeway and Village Square and continues the entire weekend to Sunday, July 2nd until 5:00 pm.

All of our events are being made possible by the overwhelming response from our Canada 150 Sponsors & Partners.

For more information, contact the Canada 150 Chairperson, Mark Wilkie via email: mwrclb230@cogeco.ca or visit the Facebook Page: Canada 150 -Where It All Began!

 

Schedule of Events & Activities

Friday, June 30th

4:00-9:00pm

  • Vendors, Various Displays at Village Square
  • ‘Canada 150 Time Capsule’ and ‘Share Your Memories’ at RC Legion Branch 230
  • ‘Map Our Veterans & Ancestors’ at RC Legion Branch 230
  • Heritage Arts Legacy of Fort Erie – Canada 150 Symposium at RC Legion Branch 230
  • Battle of Ridgeway – Scale model on display at RC Legion Branch 230

7:00-9:00pm

  • ‘Open Mic Night’ at Ridgeway Village Square

 

Saturday, July 1st

7:30am-12:30pm

  • Ridgeway Farmers’ Market

8:00-11:00am

  • Ridgeway Lions Club Breakfast at Ridgeway Community Centre

9:00am-5:00pm

  • Various Displays & Heritage Arts Legacy of Fort Erie Canada 150 Symposium
  • Battle of Ridgeway scale model on display at RC Branch 230
  • Living History Displays at RC Legion Branch 230
  • Vendors Market & Heritage Displays

10:30-11:00am

  • Geronimo Skydiving ‘Tribute to Canada 150’

11:00am-12:00pm

  • Canada 150 Parade (over 25 entries)

12:00-4:00pm

  • Historic Walking Tours at Ridgeway Battlefield Park with Dr.Peter Vronsky, Author & Historian

12:00-5:00pm

  • Classic & Antique Car Show

12:15pm

  • Canada 150 Commemoration with ‘Fly-Over’ at Ridgeway Village Square

12:30pm

  • Antique Military Convoy with Veteran participants

1:00pm

  • Canada 150 Birthday Cake at Ridgeway Village Square

1:00-9:00pm

  • Live Music & Beer Garden at Ridgeway Village Square

All Day at RC Legion Branch 230

  • ‘Canada 150 Time Capsule’ entries
  • ‘Share Your Memories’
  • ‘Map Our Veterans & Ancestors’

Sunday, July 2nd

9:00am-5:00pm

  • Various Displays & Heritage Arts Legacy of Fort Erie Canada 150 Symposium
  • Battle of Ridgeway scale model on display at RC Legion Branch 230
  • Living History Displays at RC Legion Branch 230

9:00am-3:00pm

  • Live Music & Vendors at Ridgeway Village Square and RC Legion Branch 230

2:00pm

  • ‘Tribute to Fort Erie Veterans’ at RC Legion Branch 230

12:00-3:00pm

  • Historic Walking Tours at Ridgeway Battlefield Park with Dr.Peter Vronsky, Author & Historian

4:30-8:30pm

  • ‘Wrap Up Party’ at RC Legion Branch 230 with food, refreshments and live band

All Day at RC Legion Branch 230

  • ‘Canada 150 Time Capsule’ entries
  • ‘Share Your Memories’
  • ‘Map Our Veterans & Ancestors’

 

 

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