Get out your red and white because this Sunday we’ll be celebrating Canada Day. That’s right, folks. We may not be as zealously patriotic as our neighbors to the south but we do know how to party when the time comes. Whether you’re just having a BBQ at your house with some friends, enjoying a day at the beach, or checking out some of the local festivities, Canada Day is about enjoying the freedom and lifestyle that we are so lucky to have in this great country. Here are some events for the whole family that you can check out this Sunday July 1st:
9am – Silly Hat Parade – Join the “Riverview Striders” at 9am at the Riverfront gazebo for a “Silly Hat Parade”. Prize for best hat.
10:30 a.m – Canada Day “In Motion” Bike Ride presented by the City’s Parks and Leisure Department (Riverfront Park – meet at Millenium Garden behind Moncton Press Club)
12 p.m. to 8 p.m. – Kids’ PlayZone featuring bouncy games, facepainting, airbrush tattoos, and more (Riverfront Park)
12 p.m. to 4 p.m. – Canada-themed Archaeological Dig for kids presented by the Moncton Museum (Riverfront Park) Pre-registration required: 857-0590.
1:00pm– National Anthem: Lauren Barnes singing “Oh Canada” – Riverview
4:15pm -5:15pm – Music : Celtic Artist Shannon Quinn – Riverview
5 p.m. to 9:40 p.m. – Canada Day Concert on the Whoa Canada! Main Stage (Main Street) featuring: Vishtèn, Melanie Morgan, Jean-François Breau et Marie-Ève Janvier and Down With Webster
6 p.m – Cake Cutting, flag-raising, national anthem, concert and games for children – Place 1604, Dieppe.
10 p.m. — Tri-county Canada Day Fireworks – along the Pedicodiac River
What will you be doing this Canada Day?
Compassion costs. It costs time, it costs money, and it costs effort. This is true for the Kent County Animal Rescue (KCAR) which is an organization founded on a deep compassion for our four legged friends.
Recently, a valued Martell Homes customer brought a very special organization to our attention, the KCAR. Unlike other shelters, the KCAR is a ‘no kill’ shelter. The shelter’s mission is to help “abused, neglected, and abandoned animals”. The dedication, passion, and love of the management is what drives their commitment to the ‘no kill’ policy which ensures that no animal is left behind… But the reality is that this compassion costs.
From February 24th until March 4th at midnight the KCAR will be holding an online auction in order to raise funds required by the organization. The money raised will go towards buying the pet food, medicine, and vet services that these animals need. If you are interested in either donating an item to be auctioned or bidding on items, head to the auction facebook page. 100% of the proceeds will go to the KCAR and truly every dollar helps. So, start bidding!
Compassion costs, but the reward of helping to save a life (even if that life is covered in fur) is well worth it.
How are you showing compassion in your life?
Baby it’s cold outside! Lucky are Monctonians to live in an area with no shortage of outdoor fun options- for kids and grown-ups alike.
This year, the City Of Moncton has increased the number of outdoor rink locations for your skating pleasure & I have to admit, it puts a smile on my face to see kids outside on the ice. I learned to skate on a pond in Moncton and there is truly nothing like an afternoon spent on an outdoor rink. So, get your kids off the couch and on the ice… they’ll thank you for it & you’ll probably enjoy it as much as they do.
From the City of Moncton website:
Grove Hamlet (39 Ripplewood Road)
Mapleton Place (90 Candlewood Drive)
Prince Edward Park (25 Burlington Avenue)
Boys & Girls Club Moncton/Renton Park (280 Noël Street)
Sunny Brae Park (45 Centre Street)
Lewisville Park (Edgehill & Willowbend Drive)
Beechwood Community (Joyce Avenue)
Other Outdoor Rinks:
- Centennial Park Pond
- Centennial Park Kaboom Rink
- Mapleton Park
- City Hall
- Victoria Park (Weldon at John Street)
- Redball Internet Centre
- Crossman Community Centre-Kay Arena
Photograph by Pedro J. Ferreira on Flickr
Now that you have your Halloween costume chosen, and your house decorated, it’s time to decide how you are going to celebrate the holiday (besides trick-or-treating of course!). Here are a few haunted Halloween events and activities for people of all ages.
Saturday October 29 at 11am
Little ghosts and goblins ages 2 and up are invited to come to the Moncton Public Library in their Halloween costumes for some spooky (but not too spooky) stories, a craft and a costume parade around the library. Families are welcome.
Registration begins October 22
Oct 22, 23, 29 & 30, 2011, 11am-5pm (the zoo is open from 9am-6pm)
The Magnetic Hill Zoo has decided to discontinue their night time Boo at the Zoo events, and instead focus on a daytime Scaredy Cats event. There will be lots of fun activities and games for the little ones while visiting the zoo animals. For older children there will be some “moderately scary” Halloween venues. Be sure to come dressed up!
Tickets are only on sale at the door.
October 29, 2011, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The Moncton Museum is organizing a Halloween event for families at the Thomas Williams House (103 Park Street, Moncton). Come enjoy an afternoon of Halloween inspired events, including games, crafts, a costume contest and much more! Admission is free!
For more information contact Barb Muir at the Moncton Museum, 506-856-4325.
Saturday, October 29 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
For the adults, Casino New Brunswick is hosting a Halloween Spooktacular. This event is billed as “the biggest Halloween event ever in Moncton.” The party features performances by DJ Adam Analog and The Awesome Imposters. There will be a Midnight Costume Contest with over $2,000 in cash prizes. Due to security precautions faces must be free of makeup or masks to enter Casino New Brunswick.
Tickets are $20.