Happy Birthday Canada!

HALDIMAND—Thousands dressed in their best red and white to celebrate Canada’s 157th birthday on July 1, 2024. Two major celebrations were held locally, with the Caledonia Chamber of Commerce and the Dunnville Optimist Club stepping up, alongside partnering groups, to host family fun events in their respective communities

Caledonia

—Haldimand Press photos by Randy Carter.

Black Top Hop

CALEDONIA—The popular Caledonia Firefighters Association Fireman’s Black Top Hop fundraiser began on June 30, 2024 at the Riverside Exhibition Hall, ringing in the beginning of Canada Day later that evening. The traditionally outdoor dance moved indoors this year, and the expected sold-out event celebrated with food, fun, and the great sounds of Freedom Train. —Haldimand Press photos by Tina Brajic.

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Dunnville

DUNNVILLE—On Monday, July 1, 2024 the Dunnville Optimist Club partnered with other service organizations to bring Canada Day to Central Park. A very large turnout attended to enjoy cake, a barbecue put on by Branch 142 Royal Canadian Legion, many vendors, games, and more.  —Haldimand Press photos by Kerry J Newstead and Karen Carmichael.