Canada Day at Petrie Island


In 2017, Canada Day will be celibrated on Petrie Island, organized by the Kiwanis Club of Orleans.


Each year between 1988 and 2003, the Fallingbrook Community Association organized the largest volunteer-run Canada Day celebration in the country. Thousands of people attended the fair, amusement rides, games, races and entertainment during the day. At night, over 20,000 people watched the professional fireworks. This event was intended for provide a "small-town" alternative for young families who would prefer not to take their children to the show on Parliament Hill.

In 2004, we lost the use of the Ray Friel Centre fields due to construction of the double arena.  Fred Sherwin took over and held the event on Petrie Island.

The Fallingbrook Community Association now runs the Kids Tent activities on July 1 at Petrie Island as a community service.

Go to Kiwanis Club of Orleans Canada Day web site.

See photos from 2007, 2006, 2005, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, and previous years.

See our previous Canada Day web pages.

1998-2017 Fallingbrook Community Association
Last Updated on 3 March 2017