Councillor Tracy McGibbon is heading up the organization of Canada Day and says she’s excited for everyone to enjoy it.

The fireworks will be happening at a new location this year at the Price Ford property on Monck Street. McGibbon says Hastings-Prince Edward School Board has allowed the Town to use North Hastings High School’s football field as a spectator area. She says parking will be available at the school and down the road at the Public Works yard. The fireworks will be set off at dusk which, according to Google, will be happening between 9 and 10 PM on July 1st.

There will also be plenty to do before the fireworks go off. Riverside Park will host the celebration from 2 PM until 6:30 will bands playing throughout the afternoon and into the evening. Reg Corey will kick things will with Kirk Bates taking the stage at 3. The Salt Cellars will play at 4, followed by Dustin Bird at 5. The final act will be KnucKel HeD at 6:30. There will also be many vendors on-site along with food with a giant slide for the kids to play on. The North Hastings Heritage Museum and the Mineral Museum inside the Municipal office will be opened up for visitors as well.

Wollaston Township will also be hosting a Canada Day celebration on June 30th. Details on their event can be found on their Facebook page.

“Canada Day in Bancroft is a great opportunity for all of our municipalities to gather together as part of North Hastings and celebrate,” McGibbon says.