Looking for fireworks? Look here for Canada Day fun

Grand Bend
NOTE: Fireworks delayed until July 2
Location: Main Beach
Time: Dusk (~10 p.m. depending on weather)
Cost: By donation – canvassers in red Grand Bend Fireworks committee t-shirts (donated by Archie’s) will collect donations and distribute Canadian flags.
What’s happening: Fireworks display worth $10,000. Fireworks operated by a private group under the auspices of the Grand Bend Chamber of Commerce. Event is produced for benefit of all in attendance and nearby businesses.
For information: Bill Kennedy – (519) 238-8158. Bill is still looking for volunteers and more funding. Unless more is given, this event is at risk of folding in the next year as responsibility rests on his shoulders. “I’m doing my best to keep it afloat.”

Location: Recreation Centre Agricultural Building (except swimming)
Time: All day (see What’s happening)
Cost: Donations are used to offset the cost of fireworks the following year. Cost of the fireworks display is in the excess of $6,000. Volunteers from Community Living-South Huron and WOTCH will collect donations at the fireworks display.
What’s happening: 8-11 a.m. – Canada Day breakfast hosted by Legion Ladies Auxiliary; 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. – car show hosted by Canadian Tire – contact Sue (519) 235-0160 Ext. 228; 10 a.m. – bike decorating sponsored by Exeter Lioness Club – west side of agricultural building; 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. – child fair & Connect Community drum circle (Katie Fox) – hosted by playground staff, arena floor; 11 a.m. – demo extrication – Exeter Fire Department – west side of agricultural building; 11 a.m. – 7p.m. – old time rock & roll music provided by Dougger’s DJ Service; 2-4 p.m. Free swim at pool – pool time generously sponsored in memory of Terry Laye; 5-7 p.m. – roast beef dinner; 7 p.m. – dusk – The Hartmans – special thanks to Eugene and Anne for donating their time and talents for our enjoyment; dusk – fireworks display
For information: Nancy Rader – (519) 237-3412

North Middlesex (Parkhill)
Location: Ken Vernon Park – Elginfield Road at Kerwood Road
Time: 7 p.m. to dusk
Cost: Donations gladly accepted; all money goes toward next year’s fireworks
What’s happening: Free games and prizes for kids; entertainment by Mark Blayney; food for sale (minimal fee) – hot dogs, chips, pop, beef on a bun
For information: Lucy Hendrikx – (519) 294-6413

Location: Esli Dodge Conservation Area
Time: 5 p.m. to fireworks dusk
Cost: By donation
What’s happening: 5-7 p.m. – Fireman’s Kiwanis chicken barbecue. 5-8 p.m. – kids’ fair, bingo, games, dunk tank. 5-7 p.m. – entertainment with Joan Spalding Duo. 7-10 p.m. – entertainment with Second Wind and Lambton Main Street Players. 10:30 p.m. – fireworks and Optimist food booth.
For information: Don Pearson – (519) 786-4877