The public is invited to attend the City of Hamilton’s annual Canada Day celebration on Sun. Jul. 1, 2012 at Bayfront and Pier 4 parks.
Enjoy more than eight of Southern Ontario’s finest food trucks serving up tacos, ice cream, poutine, schnitzel, candy and hot dogs from 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Local entertainers will perform throughout the parks starting at 7:00 p.m. leading up to the “big” show, the Canada Day fireworks, which start around 10:00 p.m. The fireworks will be launched from the north-west point of Bayfront Park requiring a section of the park to be closed on Sun. Jul. 1 starting at 8:00 a.m., reopening on Tues. Jul. 2 at 12:00 p.m.
The Canada Day fireworks show draws thousands of people to the waterfront. Residents are strongly encouraged to walk, bike or take the HSR shuttle bus to the event to minimize traffic as there is limited public parking available in the area. The shuttle bus service starts at the east side of John Street (just north of King Street) and ends in Pier 4 Park. Shuttle service begins at 6:00 p.m.
Signage will be posted at both bus stop locations.
The public is asked to bring a non-perishable food item to support the Welcome Inn Community Centre’s Emergency Food Pantry which serves over 14,000 people in Hamilton every year. Food donations can be dropped off at the information tents in Bayfront and Pier 4 parks.
Residents are reminded that personal fireworks and sparklers are not permitted in City parks or on City property.
Posted by Ryan