BARRY’S BAY – Many familiar faces came out to celebrate Canada Day and many visiting ones also appeared in town to take in the festivities offered by the township. Faces were mostly cloth covered but you could not help but see the smiles appear beneath the masks as locals and visitors joyfully took part in the festivities of the day.
The delay in celebrating Canada Day, which moved the July 1 holiday to Labour Day proved to be poignant. Perhaps labouring a bit more for our beloved Canada might cause future generations to appreciate the wonders this country has to offer. We can too easily forget that the fresh air, civil rights and access to many privileges that citizens of other countries long for are things that must be cherished and protected. A little work now and then in order to keep their value in sight would go a long way to help preserve them.
We hope that the photos of this day remind you that kids who celebrate Canada Day this year will do so with a different perspective than in years past. Perhaps their smiles will remind us all that the future of our nation belongs to little ones such as these.
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