Virtual Carleton Place Canada Day Celebrations - We are pleased to present our Virtual Carleton Place Canada Day Celebrations which includes greetings from Mayor Doug Black and Citizen of the Year Jerry Flynn. The Virtual Celebration also includes photos entries from the Canada Day House Decorating Contest, musical performances, and a virtual fireworks show from Hands Fireworks. A special thank you to Cheryl Adrain Dermann, Steve Stacey & The Stump Splitters, Jaxstraw, and Delaney Grant for providing some wonderful musical entertainment! Please note - this video was filmed on a variety of devices and some clips are louder than others. Please adjust your volume as needed so that you can enjoy the show!
Fireworks Safety - Ocean Wave Fire Company wants to wish you a safe and happy Canada Day! We want to remind residents who plan on having personal fireworks displays to ensure you are following the municipal by-law. Also, please abide by the Provincial Order by refraining from gatherings over 10 people and maintaining social distancing guidelines. Please discharge fireworks in a safe manner by carefully reading and following the label directions on fireworks packaging.
Statement by the Prime Minister on Canada Day - The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Canada Day:
“On Canada Day, we celebrate the amazing place we call home – and the people we share it with. Whether you are firing up the barbecue or playing outside with the kids, this is a chance to reflect on where we are as a country, and where we are headed.
“The last few months have been difficult for all Canadians, but throughout this pandemic, we have been there for one another. We are neighbours helping neighbours, small businesses being there for their communities and their staff, Armed Forces answering the call to help protect our most vulnerable, and doctors and nurses keeping our families healthy. Because that’s what it means to be Canadian.
“Canada’s success is because of its people. People who strive to live up to our shared values of peace, equality, and compassion, and know that diversity is our strength.
“People who know that, only together, we can build a better country, where every senior has a safe place to live, and where we say no to racism, injustice, and hate. A country where we understand that our work to ensure everyone has an equal and fair chance at success is never finished.
“What makes Canada special is not the belief that this is the best country in the world – it’s the knowledge that we could be, and that we will keep working to build that country. Because no challenge we face will be too great, if we face it together.
“I invite all Canadians to join this year’s virtual celebrations and the #CanadaDay conversation online. Today, we celebrate the country we share and tomorrow, we look to the future and move forward, together.
“Happy Canada Day, everyone!”
Premier Ford Praises Ontario Spirit on Canada Day - Today, Premier Doug Ford issued the following statement to mark Canada Day:
"As we celebrate Canada's 153rd birthday, I want to reflect on a year that has been unlike any other, one of the darkest periods in Ontario's history. The COVID-19 pandemic touched everyone in the province, creating personal and financial hardship and resulting in losses far greater than anyone could have imagined.
As a country, as a province and as a people, Canadians have always come together in the face of adversity and worked together to defeat the threats we faced. The past few months have been no exception.
We have had each other's backs and stepped up in thousands of ways to combat this threat, support our frontline health care workers, protect our most vulnerable, and do our part to stay home and stop the spread. Hundreds of Ontario businesses retooled their operations, turning Ontario's manufacturing might to make the critical personal protective equipment and medical supplies we need to fight this deadly virus. Ontario's best and brightest minds are leading the country in clinical trials and research for vaccines, treatments, and rapid testing methods to help save lives.
Today, we celebrate not only our great country, but all those people who have worked tirelessly to protect us and our families, keep food on our tables, and get us through tough times. Their compassion, generosity, grit, and determination in the face of a global pandemic should make us all proud to be Canadian. In the months ahead, the Ontario spirit will continue to inspire us as we rebuild and ensure our province comes back stronger and more prosperous than ever before.
Whether you're celebrating at the cottage, in a park, on a patio or at home this Canada Day, please remember to stay safe and act responsibly by following public health advice. Avoid social gatherings of more than 10 people, stay two metres apart from anyone not in your social circle, wear a mask when physical distancing is a challenge, and wash your hands frequently. Being considerate of others is the Canadian way.
From my family to yours, wishing everyone a safe and happy Canada Day!"