A Naturally Spirited Canada Day

KILLALOE – Canada Day 2016 blessed us with much needed rain but not before the activities organized by the Killaloe and Area Lions Club and the Township of Killaloe-Hagarty-Richards were well underway.

During the Lions Day event, there were many games to entertain the children and the men’s baseball drew a big crowd.

Volunteers organized a boxcar workshop for children to make and decorate some impressive looking racing machines. There were also sack races, a tug-of-war and an egg and spoon race.

The Killaloe and Petawawa men’s baseball teams were led into the diamond by bag piper Annadeane Kerr. Petawawa took the game 5-2.

A barbecue was organized by volunteers and there was live music on the stage near the bar.

On Canada Day morning, the Township of Killaloe-Hagarty-Richards Township fire department held its annual fishing derby at the trout farm off Simpson Pit Road. The fire department paid for one fish per child, and draws were held for fishing rods, tackle boxes and more.

Then, in the afternoon, members of the volunteer fire department conducted the annual duck race on Brennan’s Creek on Canada Day, organized jointly by the Killaloe-Hagarty-Richards Firemen’s Association and the St. Casimir’s Knights of Columbus. 

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