Canada Day delegation wows at KHR council

KILLALOE – It’s almost that time of year again.

The Township of Killaloe, Hagarty and Richards is planning a big celebration for Canada’s 148th birthday on July 1 this year, and a delegation of organizers visited the township’s regular council meeting of April 21 to share those plans with council.

David Mayville headed up the delegation, representing the planning committee, and thanked council for the opportunity to share this years’ plans.

To kick things off, Mayville introduced Luna and Solana Nordholdt, two young singers who delivered a beautiful version of the national anthem. Afterwards, Mayville took a moment to introduce Ashley Thomson of Star 96 FM, serving as emcee of the Canada Day festivities.

“I was thrilled when Dave asked me to emcee for Canada Day,” shared Thomson. “It is, of course, my favourite holiday, besides Christmas, and I’m looking forward to having an amazing time on the first.”

“We’re going to have a lot of fun and get blown away by some fireworks,” added Thomson with a smile. “I’ll see if we can top Disney World – I’ve heard some big promises from Dave.”

Fire Chief Bob Gareau was up next to discuss fireworks.

The platform from last year’s festivities will be used once more, and there will be one location at Killaloe Public and another at St. Andrew’s Catholic School.

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