Canada Day fireworks move to the Henley
The record-breaking high water levels of Lake Ontario won’t stop fireworks from lighting up the sky in Port Dalhousie on Canada Day.
The Port Dalhousie Lions Club normally sets off its dazzling Canada Day fireworks display from Lakeside Park but will be unable to this year due to safety concerns associated with the record water levels in Lake Ontario. Instead, the Lions Club will set off its annual Canada Day fireworks from Henley Island.
“It’s unfortunate to see how the high water levels of Lake Ontario have impacted Lakeside Park, but we’re thrilled we can still entertain the community with our Canada Day fireworks show,” said Peter Wilson from the Port Dalhousie Lions Club.
The fireworks display starts at 10 p.m. Access to Henley Island will be closed during the fireworks show. Residents can view the fireworks from Rennie Park, Jaycee Park and the surrounding area. Admission is free. A rain date is set for Sunday, July 2 at 10 p.m.
The Lions Club, the Canadian Henley Rowing Corporation and the City of
St. Catharines met in late May to discuss the issues caused by the record water levels and how it would impact the Canada Day fireworks show.
“We’re glad we can help a neighbor in need,” said Wayne Dick from the Canadian Henley Rowing Corporation. “As a proud member of the Port Dalhousie community, we know how important the Canada Day fireworks are to everyone. We are looking forward to sharing the Canada Day spirit with the community.”
Fireworks will wrap up a day of festivities on Saturday, July 1, starting with the City’s Canada Day celebrations from noon to 4 p.m. at Rennie Park.