Canada Day, July 1st
My first Canada in Sarnia was a memorable one. I had yet to spend a Canada Day in Sarnia and it did not disappoint. First up was going to Canatara Park, to watch the parade and get some food! The food was of the international cuisine, ranging from Greek to Indian. Good selection for everyone. The start of the parade into the park was signalled by an excellent band of bag pipe players. Lasting about 30 minutes, the parade consisted of mostly trucks and trailers with advertising various local businesses. Some standouts were the Tomato Soup band and the Bluewater Bridge float. Later on we went down to front street about 930pm to watch the fireworks. It is also Sarnia’s 100 year anniversary this summer so I expected an excellent display. The fireworks lasted about 20 to 25 minutes and was very well done. Variety in the display was key I think to keeping it entertaining. I fully expected to see a 100 displayed in the sky written in fiery glory. That did not happen but it was entertaining nonetheless.