Canada Day party shift
BY STEVEN WARBURTON
Staff The Lancaster Optimist Club is pulling out of Charlottenburgh Park for Canada Day, opting to hold a celebration at the burgeoning Smithfield Park instead.
Club president Anne Donkers says the Optimists are changing venues because it seems to be what the general populace wants.
“Smithfield Park is a nice loca- tion and we’re working to rebuild it,” she says.
And although she admits they may lose some celebrants to Charlottenburgh Park’s public beach, she doesn’t think it will be a huge loss.
In fact, she believes the Smithfield celebration will attract some new people.
Besides the change in venue, the Lancaster festivities will feature many of the same attractions that brought people into Charlottenburgh Park. There will be vendors, entertainment, family activities, bounce castles for the smaller children, and fireworks at dusk.
Sources at the Raisin Region Conservation Authority say they don’t know if Charlottenburgh Park will do anything special for Canada Day this year, though they say that fireworks definitely won’t be part of that activity.