By Ann Sargent
Monday, June 27, 2016 10:00 am ·  0 Comments
Get ready for THE party of summer 2016 and it’s FREE. No admission charge required* for a superb day of fun in the sun! The over 200 business merchants of Bronte Village Business Improvement Area, better known as the Bronte BIA, invite you. This annual tradition will welcome over 65,000 people throughout the course of the day to enjoy the celebrations, the fireworks and beautiful Bronte Harbour Tourist Area, Oakville’s Waterfront Destination!
Bring your lawn chairs. From 11:00am, come enjoy our sparkling lakeside park, pier, boardwalk and our village of shops and restaurants. Pack a bag – blanket, hats, sunscreen, kiddies and strollers, and prepare to spend the day with us. Many of our Bronte stores, restaurants and cafes, many with new patios, are open to welcome you, some with entertainment. Wear red and white and show your pride in being Canadian eh?
Enjoy samplings of food outdoors from participating restaurants and many other food providers, including the Catch Hospitality Beer Garden with an expanded menu this year and sponsored in part by Catch Hospitality Group.
Visit the Vendor Village featuring an array of products from near and far off lands, in addition to our health and wellness and professional service provider’s area.
Between 11:00 and 6:00pm, there are loads of things for kids to do in the KidZone, with bouncies, sponsored in part by Niagara Inflatables and Games for a nominal fee and the Aladdin Show on the Main Stage at 11:30am and 1:30pm.
The festival boasts a fantastic live music lineup on the Main Stage including Tributes to the Guess Who (No Sugar Tonight, and Supertramp (Dreamer) and on the Cogeco Community Stage with community performers, all with no admission, a great value for families and people of all ages. For a complete entertainment schedule, visit www.brontevillage.net/canada-day/
The afternoon Main Stage opening ceremonies presentation will begin approximately at 3:15pm when the Royal Canadian Legion’s Colour Party and Halton Police Pipe and Drums will lead our dignitaries to the Main Stage for greetings and the signing of Oh Canada. Birthday cupcakes will be served to the first two-hundred kids.
Oakville’s Canada Day is organized and funded in part by the Bronte Business Improvement Area (BIA), representing 200 merchants in Bronte Village (southwest Oakville). This year, special thanks goes to our 2016 Presenting Sponsor, Lexus of Oakville. Other supporters include the Government of Canada ‘Celebrate Canada’ program, Town of Oakville, Cogeco, Mattamy Homes, Tee Zone Driving Range, Willson International and 102.9 K-Lite.
The BIA also thanks our Friends of Canada Day Supporters: David Webb LLP, The UPS Store, Sheila Barry (Royal LePage), Canadian Tire Financial Services, Snapd, film.ca Cinemas, Engine Developments, Catch Hospitality Group and Niagara Inflatables.
End the day and evening with the spectacular show of the whole event, the magnificent fireworks show from a huge barge off Bronte Pier…..the Big Bang! Our fireworks celebration will be simulcast on K-Lite 102.9. for people at home but in viewing distance. For those who cannot make it down to the event, visit facebook.com/bronteevents to catch the live stream of the fireworks display to see it for yourself!
PLEASE DON’T ALL RUSH AWAY at the same time, music will continue after the fireworks, stay and enjoy the music and the moonlight on the lake until the traffic congestion thins out. Make the drive home less stressful!
FREE School Bus Shuttle bus service: Ride the Canada Day shuttle departing from the Burloak RioCan Centre south of the QEW, east on Wyecroft Rd. to Bronte Village all day long.
Oakville Transit: Will be operating on a holiday schedule. Service will be provided from 8am to 8pm. There will be NO Oakville Transit service operating after 8pm to or from the event. Please don’t get caught after the event waiting for this service. Visit www.oakvilletransit.com for daytime route information.
Oakville’s Canada Day is organized and funded in part by the Bronte Business Improvement Area (BIA), representing 200 merchants in Bronte Village (southwest Oakville). This year, special thanks goes to our 2016 Presenting Sponsor, Lexus of Oakville. Other supporters include the Government of Canada ‘Celebrate Canada’ program, Town of Oakville, Cogeco, Mattamy Homes, Tee Zone Driving Range, Willson International and 102.9 K-Lite. This year we would appreciate your help as well, through donations which help to offset the ever rising costs. Donation locations will be situated throughout the venue.
The Bronte BIA wishes to thank all its sponsors for their generous support in making this one of the premier Canada Day events in the province and within the country. See you on Oakville’s Canada Day!
102.9 K-Lite, Aladdin Show, BBQ, Beer Garden, Bronte Heritage Waterfront Park, Bronte Road, Bronte Village, Cafes, Canadian Tire Financial Services, Catch Hospitality, Cogeco, David Webb LLP, Engine Developments, Film.ca, Fireworks, Government of Canada, Guess Who, Halton Police Pipe & Drums, July 1 2016, KidsZone, Lexus of Oakville, Mattamy Homes, Niagara Inflatables, No Sugar Tonight, Restaurants, Royal Canadian Legion's Colour Party, Sheila Barry, Shops, Snap'd, Supertramp, Tee Zone Driving Range, Tourist Designation, Town of Oakville, UPS Store, Vendor Village, Wilson International