Hudson ready to celebrate Canada Day

Hudson’s annual Canada Day celebration will get underway from 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at Thompson Park on July 1. And organizers promise plenty of family friendly activities including music by The Jello Shots as well as by several Youth Services backed bands. The Hudson Youth Centre will also set up a bubble tent, while other activities will include inflatable rides, candy land, games, face-painting, a bingo tent, a refreshment tent and a Canadian Ocean to Ocean kiosk.

Meanwhile the Hudson Fire Department will again host a CPR and first-aid kiosk, while the Hudson Firefighters Challenge for Kids will take place.

And several community groups including the Hudson Players Club hosting an improve tent, Le Nichoir Bird Rehabilitation Centre’s information kiosk, and the Lunatics star gazing group offering a Sun Gazing and Planet Watch area, will get in on the action. Other involved groups will include the Hudson Legion hosting a beer and fries stand, the Hudson Girl Guides activity tent, the Welcome Wagon tent, the Vaudreuil-Soulanges area Rotary Club Splat the Rat Challenge and much more.

And the annual Maple Syrup Baking Contest winner will be announced at 5:45 p.m. the same day.

The evening’s events will include the opening ceremonies, a flag raising, playing of the national anthem and serving of a Canada Day birthday cake. As always, the popular watermelon eating contest will be a part of the agenda.

And Hudson’s annual fireworks display, orchestrated by Gordon & Mary-Ann Thomson, will kick-off at 10:00 p.m. A moment of silence will be held prior to the launching of the first firework to remember the two victims of the BEM fireworks explosion in Coteau-du-Lac. A traditional bonfire will follow the fireworks display. Capping off the evening will be a performance by The Jello Shots.

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