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- 12:00 KC Lee and His Checkered Past
A Blues, Rock and R&B cover band.
- 2:15 Fresh Water Funk
An 8-piece funk project playing your favourite funky faves and some original pieces too
- 4:45 The Wanted
Distinctive roots band playing a mash-up of country, rockabilly and rock n’ roll
- 7:00 Bottle Kids
Local musicians playing some rockin’ tunes and having some fun
The Pavilion is the large picnic shelter.
(formerly known as the Seniors’ Tent, on the upper field, east of the Main Stage)
- 12:00 Seniors’ Bingo
- 1:00 Family Bingo
- 2:00 Canadian Trivia
- 3:30 New Citizen Information Session
(south of the footbridge – the Rotary Club of Guelph Wellington brings you the Canada Day Duck Race for the 27th year!)
- 3:00 Corporate Duck Race
- 4:15 Main Duck Race – Cheer thousands of little ducks (especially your own) as they compete for great prizes in the great Danby Duck Race
- 5:00 Duck Colouring Contest – The colouring contest continues all day, so bring the kids down to the Duck Station next to the river. The winner will be announced at around 5:00pm
- Duck Race – On the Speed River! Fantastic prizes to be won. Check it out: www.gotduck.ca
- Various prizes – at different booths
Spoil yourself with tasty delights from over a dozen food vendors!
- Information Tent – Got a question? Come and ask us. This is also the place for Volunteer Check In, Lost & Found, and 50-50 tickets in support of the Children’s Foundation of Guelph Wellington.
- Water Wagon – Bring your own water bottle and enjoy free fill-ups at the City of Guelph Water Wagon!
- Block Parents – They’ll be helping any children whose parents get lost, and they’ll tell explain how parents become an everyday Block Parent in their neighbourhoods to provide a safe haven for children all the time
- First Aid – St John Ambulance is on hand to help. Their tent is near the big Bouncy Castles on Marilyn Drive, not far from the Information Tent. Say hello!
- Parking Assistance – As usual, the Scouts have volunteered to direct parking, and to re-direct vehicles once the park is full. It’s a great help! If you are lucky enough to park inside Riverside Park, remember that no vehicles will be allowed in or out between 8:30pm and 11:30pm when the surrounding roads are closed for pedestrian safety.
- Green Team ECO Stations – The Scouts and their volunteers will proudly help us separate our Canada Day garbage into Recyclables, Organics and Landfill … with a real emphasis on reducing the amount of Landfill. Be nice – take your garbage to an ECO Station and separate it!
- ATM – when you need more cash, visit the on-site ATM in the Vendor Village on the upper field
- Portable Washrooms & Hand Basins – you’ll find them in several spots in the park. Any problems? Please inform our Information Tent.
- Guelph Police Services – With a ton of people arriving in the evening for the fireworks, extra officers are on duty to keep us safe, especially when everyone wants to leave at the same time AFTER the fireworks. There will be road closures around the park that allow pedestrians to move out quickly and safely, while cars are held back until it’s safe.
- Fireworks Shuttle Buses – Guelph Transit is providing special buses between Guelph Central Station and Riverside Park – super convenient because parking in or near the park could be hard to find. Normal fare structure applies, but there’s a special schedule. http://guelph.ca/2017/06/canada-day-july-1-extended-holiday-service-fireworks-shuttle/ Five shuttles will depart from Woolwich Street near Speedvale soon after the fireworks.