This event is the most searched topic on this blog by a very large margin. People are already looking for information on the annual fireworks display at Columbia Lake. The University of Waterloo and the Federation of Students organize the family oriented activities which run from 2PM to 11PM on July 1st. They rely on community sponsors and volunteers to make the day a success.
The UW Canada Day Celebrations website provides all the information you need to know including a list of activities, directions, free parking information and opportunities to volunteer or contribute to the event.
One of our favourite annual festivals is on this weekend at Victoria Park in Kitchener. I took this picture last night as we walked at the park between rain showers. Hopefully the weekend weather will cooperate for this outdoor event. The Kitchener Waterloo Multicultural Centre has more information on their website.
I am spending a lot of time at McLennan Park these days!
My computer time has been largely taken by the lastest addition to our family. A 12 week old puppy is a pleasant but time consuming companion. We live near McLennan Park and development of the site is nearing completion. The wet spring weather has caused some delays. The old leash-free park was closed for several months and the new and greatly enlarged run is now open. It is a nice place to socialize a dog and to meet other pet owners.
The dog park has mature trees, a shady trail, a water tap and plenty of waste receptacles. Judging by the cleanliness of the area, it appears that most people do pick up after their dogs.
There are a number of benches where pet owners can sit and rest or visit. Our little lady likes to sit under the bench when she is tired or overwhelmed by all the activity.
You can enter the area from Strasburg Road or the Ottawa Street South entrance and parking lot. The Blackhorne Drive entrance is not open yet.
Playing fields are gradually drying out and sports teams are getting a late start on their outdoor seasons. Cricket games are played at Waterloo Park throughout the summer months. This is a game I know very little about but it looks more interesting to me than football. 😉