Canada Day in Sidney starts with fireworks show

Sidney Days continues all day Monday with events for the whole family.

Canada Day began with a band in Sidney Sunday night

Canada Day began with a band in Sidney Sunday night

Fireworks lit up the night sky on the waterfront in Sidney Sunday night, marking the end of the first day of Canada Day celebrations in the community.

Earlier, Lt.-Gov. Judith Guichon was the guest of honour at festivities in Beacon Park – featuring Mayor Larry Cross awarding the Mayor’s Community Builder of the Year award to the late Jeanette Hughes.

On the first day of Sidney Days – a weekend celebrating Canada and community, there was a town barbecue, Canada Day cake, music, the colours of an honour guard and a re-affirmation of citizenship by an enthusiastic crowd.

On Monday – Canada’s 146th birthday – the Sidney Lions Club hosts a pancake dinner at 9 a.m. There will be a parade down Beacon Avenue at 11 a.m., followed by family fun and games in Sidney’s Iroquois Park and the ever-popular Build-A-Quick-Boat Race at around 4:30 p.m. on the waterfront.

That’s only some of the events going on in Sidney on Monday, so be sure to come to town and check out the fun.