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Huge crowds celebrate Canada Day in Timmins

Wide range of activities at Shania Twain Centre

The Canadian spirit was in no short supply as residents across Timmins celebrated the nation’s 142nd birthday.

Festivities began early yesterday morning at the Shania Twain Centre with a pancake breakfast and lasted well into the afternoon.

The day promised activities for all ages, all in the spirit of Canada Day. Inside, thousands made their way through the Gold Mine Tour, which was being offered at half price. There were various stations of children’s activities, including fish ponds, face painting and balloons.

Entertainment was provided by those who bravely stepped up to the microphone for karaoke, an Elvis impersonator, and Scottish dancers.

Outside, while Mother Nature reared her ugly head, giant inflatables were ready for those who wanted to tough out the rain.

“We’re really excited to see all these people here,” said Shania Twain Centre manager Tracy Hautanen. “We’ve been hosting Canada Day activities for over 10 years.”

Partnering up with the city, organizations such as HugNSmiles and Seizure and Brain Injury Centre, along with Sun Life Financial, were on hand to provide kids’ games, face painting and balloons.

“We’ve gone from outdoors to indoors to try and co-operate with Mother Nature, even though she hasn’t been co-operating with us,” Hautanen said.

Hautanen said, over the years, Canada Day has seeneverything from rain and snow to overwhelming heat. Celebrations were brought inside to control the climate.

http://www.thedailypress.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1637194



-- Edited by Tommy on Wednesday 1st of July 2009 10:40:39 PM

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Celebrations a real blast

The Canadian spirit was in no short supply as residents across Timmins celebrated the nation's 142nd birthday.

Festivities began early yesterday morning at the Shania Twain Centre with a pancake breakfast and lasted well into the afternoon.

The day promised activities for all ages, all in the spirit of Canada Day. Inside, thousands made their way through the Gold Mine Tour, which was being offered at half price. There were various stations of children's activities, including fish ponds, face painting and balloons.

Entertainment was provided by those who bravely stepped up to the microphone for karaoke, an Elvis impersonator, and Scottish dancers.

Outside, while Mother Nature reared her ugly head, giant inflatables were ready for those who wanted to tough out the rain.

"We're really excited to see all these people here," said Shania Twain Centre manager Tracy Hautanen. "We've been hosting Canada Day activities for over 10 years."

Partnering up with the city, organizations such as HugsNSmiles and the Seizure and Brain Injury Centre, along with Sun Life Financial, were on hand to provide kids' games, face painting and balloons.

"We've gone from outdoors to indoors to try and co-operate with Mother Nature, even though she hasn't been cooperating with us," Hautanen said.

Hautanen said, over the years, Canada Day has seen everything from rain and snow to overwhelming heat.

Celebrations were brought inside this year to control the climate.

The one event left in the hands of the Gods was the fireworks display.

The event was held at Porcupine Lake, a change from the traditional location of Gillies Lake.

In past years, the rain became so heavy that the display had to be postponed.

But the clouds parted in time to hear the oohs and ahhs from the crowd that gathered to see the lights dance across the sky.

Mayor Tom Laughren, who attended many of yesterday's Canada Day festivities , said Canada's birthday remains an important holiday in the city and was glad to see so many people taking part in the events.

"We live in the best country in the world," said Laughren. "We know that people are looking forward to these kind of events, and expect them to happen in Timmins.

"I want to wish everyone a Happy Canada Day and since this officially kicks off the season, that they enjoy the summer."

http://www.thedailypress.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1638200



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Posted By CHELSEY ROMAIN, THE DAILY PRESS

The Canadian spirit was in no short supply as residents across Timmins celebrated the nation's 142nd birthday.

Festivities began early yesterday morning at the Shania Twain Centre with a pancake breakfast and lasted well into the afternoon.

The day promised activities for all ages, all in the spirit of Canada Day. Inside, thousands made their way through the Gold Mine Tour, which was being offered at half price. There were various stations of children's activities, including fish ponds, face painting and balloons.

Entertainment was provided by those who bravely stepped up to the microphone for karaoke, an Elvis impersonator, and Scottish dancers.

Outside, while Mother Nature reared her ugly head, giant inflatables were ready for those who wanted to tough out the rain.

"We're really excited to see all these people here," said Shania Twain Centre manager Tracy Hautanen. "We've been hosting Canada Day activities for over 10 years."

Partnering up with the city, organizations such as HugsNSmiles and the Seizure and Brain Injury Centre, along with Sun Life Financial, were on hand to provide kids' games, face painting and balloons.

"We've gone from outdoors to indoors to try and co-operate with Mother Nature, even though she hasn't been cooperating with us," Hautanen said.

Hautanen said, over the years, Canada Day has seen everything from rain and snow to overwhelming heat.

Celebrations were brought inside this year to control the climate.

The one event left in the hands of the Gods was the fireworks display.

The event was held at Porcupine Lake, a change from the traditional location of Gillies Lake.

In past years, the rain became so heavy that the display had to be postponed.

But the clouds parted in time to hear the oohs and ahhs from the crowd that gathered to see the lights dance across the sky.

Mayor Tom Laughren, who attended many of yesterday's Canada Day festivities , said Canada's birthday remains an important holiday in the city and was glad to see so many people taking part in the events.

"We live in the best country in the world," said Laughren. "We know that people are looking forward to these kind of events, and expect them to happen in Timmins.

"I want to wish everyone a Happy Canada Day and since this officially kicks off the season, that they enjoy the summer."

http://www.timminspress.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1638200
   


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