Canada Day Celebration at Kitchener Central
“Canada Day” is an annual Canadian holiday. Observed on July 1, it commemorates the formation of the Dominion of Canada on July 1, 1867. Throughout the country it is celebrated with parades, fireworks, a display of flags and the singing of the national anthem, “O Canada.”
Starting last year, the Kitchener Central congregation decided to share our pride for our country with our pride for our church and host a “Canada Day Celebration”. The celebration began at 6 p.m. with a free barbeque dinner and continued into the evening with various activities for children. Face painting, inflatable obstacle courses, a children’s entertainer/singer and a clown were all part of the activities offered and it culminated with a fine display of fireworks at the end.
Church tours and literature about our faith were also available. Over 500 attended from the community! Admission was free however a donation to the local foodbank for those less fortunate was appreciated. It was a huge success thanks to the many that volunteered their time and shared the joy of not just being a Canadian, but being a New Apostolic Christian as well!