Happy Canada Day!

Happy Canada Day!

The North Bay Police Service, North Bay Fire and Emergency Services and The City of North Bay

wish everyone a safe and happy Canada Day on July 1st

Canada Day is our window into summer and it’s a wonderful occasion to celebrate our great country with family and friends. With the goal of ensuring that everyone is safe during the public events and private gatherings taking place tomorrow, July 1st, police and fire remind residents of the following safety messages.

Fireworks
The public is reminded that bringing in and setting off your own fireworks at any public place, including the waterfront, before, during or after the public fireworks demonstration is prohibited.

For private celebrations, the public is reminded that consumer fireworks designed for recreational use arenot toys. They are powerful pyrotechnic articles and both their sale and purchase are regulated. To ensure a fun and safe family fireworks display, the public is reminded of the following:

  • Store personal fireworks in a cool, dry, ventilated place, out of the reach of children.
  • People under 18 years old who use fireworks must be supervised by an adult.
  • Read all instructions on the fireworks before firing them.
  • Plan the order of firing before you begin.
  • Choose a wide, clear site away from all obstacles. Refer to the safety instructions on the fireworks label for minimum distances from spectators.
  • DO NOT FIRE FIREWORKS IN WINDY CONDITIONS.
  • Use a good firing base such as a pail filled with earth or sand.
  • Bury fireworks that do not have a base halfway in a container of earth or sand (such as a pail, box or wheelbarrow) unless the label on the firework indicates otherwise. Set them at a 10-degree angle, pointing away from people
  • NEVER try to light a firework or hold a lit firework in your hand unless the manufacturer’s instructions indicate that they are designed to be hand-held.
  • Light carefully: Always light the fuse at its tip.
  • KEEP WATER NEARBY: Dispose of used fireworks (including debris) in a pail of water.
  • It is recommended that that safety glasses be worn.

Parking
During the Canada Day festivities tomorrow, all parking lots will be open except for the parking lot by the Boat Restaurant.

Drinking alcohol is prohibited at all public events during the Canada Day festivities tomorrow, except for the licensed Moose FM Rocks the Boat Fireworks Cruise taking place on the Chief Commanda II.

Canada Day Road Closure Notice
Memorial Drive will be closed from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. for the public fireworks display.

Canada Day – Event Schedule (For more information visit the City of North Bay’s website.)

7:45am-8:45am: Road Road Registration ACT Shelter
9:00am: Canada Road Race (5km & 10km) for information, call Cosmo: 705-493-0080 ACT Shelter
10:00am-2:00pm: Museum Exhibit – Fakes and Forgeries: Yesterday and Today – Free Admission Discovery North Bay Museum
10:00am-11:00am: Cricket Coaching Amelia Soccer Field
11:00am–11:45am: Reaffirmation Ceremony Kiwanis Bandshell
12:00pm: Dignitary Speeches and Cake Cutting Ceremony ACT Shelter
12:00pm-1:00pm: Sailboat Regatta Waterfront
12:00pm-4:00pm: Canada Day Kid Zone Rotary Shelter
1:00pm-5:00pm: Multicultural Showcase Kiwanis Bandshell
1:00pm-6:00pm: Cricket Game. Advance registration required. For registration, call Deborah: 705-495-8931 Amelia Soccer Field
7:00pm-7:30pm: Erik James Kiwanis Bandshell
7:30pm-8:00pm: David Dino White Kiwanis Bandshell
8:00pm-9:00pm: Maple St Project Kiwanis Bandshell
9:10pm-10:00pm: The Brian Risk Band Kiwanis Bandshell
8:30pm: Moose FM Rocks the Boart Fireworks Cruise Tickets $20 – Call 705-494-8167 Chief Commanda II
10:00pm: Fireworks Finale Waterfront