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Victoria Day 2013 Fireworks

Victoria Day 2013 FireworksVictoria Day is a federal Canadian public holiday celebrated on the last Monday before May 25, in honour of Queen Victoria’s birthday. This year it falls on May 20.

Victoria day is the unofficial beginning of summer; lots of people go camping. It looks like the weather is going to be great this year.

Victoria Day has been observed since before Canada was formed, originally falling on the sovereign’s actual birthday, and continues to be celebrated in various fashions across the country on the fixed date. In Quebec, the same day was, since the Quiet Revolution, unofficially known as Fête de Dollard until 2003, when provincial legislation officially named the same date as Victoria Day the National Patriots’ Day. It is a statutory holiday federally, as well as in six of Canada’s ten provinces and three of its territories.

In Kitchener Waterloo, Victoria Day fireworks tend to be a small private affair these past few years. You’ll have to wait till Canada Day for the big big fireworks display held at Columbia Lake. But that’s in Kitchener Waterloo. If you’re willing to leave the city limits (something I like to do as rarely as possible), New Dundee has fireworks.

In New Dundee, Victoria Day kicks off at 7:00am with a garage sale followed by a hearty Firefighter breakfast at 7:30 (please don’t burn the bacon). Between 9am and 3pm enjoy the craft sale and food booths in the park and then at 2pm, watch the Victoria day parade wind through the community streets to the park.

At dusk there is entertainment and then when the sun goes down and the night comes up FIREWORKS.

Have a blast!

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(4) Readers Comments

  1. JR Waddell
    May 16, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    Thanks for the information Keith! I have been looking for firework details for this weekend! See you in New Dundee?

    • kdmarshall
      May 16, 2013 at 1:57 pm

      I love fireworks. I'll see you there

  2. CWOptimists
    May 16, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    Also on this Saturday night in Conestogo Park! Hosted by Conestogo Winterbourne Optimists. Park Opens at 6:00 with rides, hot dogs, and drinks. Fireworks at dusk.

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