Canada Day celebrations feature family-friendly fun
By: Sudbury Northern Life Staff
A number of events are taking place around the city to ring in the country's 144th birthday.
Family-friendly entertainment begins at 12:30 p.m. at Science North, and wraps up with fireworks around 10:15 p.m., weather permitting.
During the day, children's performer Jack Grunsky will entertain in English and French, the EZ Rock Idol Competition will take place and Toe Jam Tequila will rock out.
The Sudbury Multicultural and Folk Arts Association will also host its annual Multicultural Canada Celebration at the Sudbury Arena.
Food vendors and performers from around the world participate in the celebration during the day.
Certain city-run services will be on hold due to the holiday.
Tom Davies Square is closed on July 1, as well as libraries and citizen service centres. Garbage and recycling collection will continue as normal, municipal landfills will remain open and transit buses will operate on a Sunday schedule. Shuttle services will be provided to Bell Park.
Buses will depart the transit terminal and the Zellers parking lot of the Southridge Mall every 30 minutes from 11:45 a.m. to 9:45 p.m. to bring passengers to Science North. Shuttles will also pick up passengers at the Taxation Centre at Lasalle and
Notre Dame every 40 minutes starting at 11:45 a.m. Return trips begin after the fireworks at approximately 10:45 p.m. until midnight. Fare is $1 per person and includes the return trip.
-Posted by Jenny Jelen.