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Feature Article - May 11, 2006

RecCommittee seeks public support for fireworks

by JeffGreen

The annual Canada Day fireworks display at the beach in Sharbot Lake will be more expensive than ever this year, thanks to new government regulations.

The fireworks will have to be transported in a special container truck, and will cost $7,000, as compared to $4,500 last year. The Township Recreation Committee has also been faced with diminishing support for Canada Day from the federal government in recent years. Federal Canada Day funding has brought in as much as much as $2,000 in the past, but the amount has decreased over the years, and last year only $800 was received. Exactly how much will be received this year is not yet known, but the committee is bracing for another decrease.

To make up the shortfall, Canada Day collection containers have been put out throughout the township to encourage donations.

“We need everyone’s help to keep the Canada Day tradition going,” says Recreation Committee Chair Michele Greenstreet.


Canada Day festivities in Sharbot Lake have taken place every year since they were originally organised by Glenn Fossey in 1983. New fireworks rules this year will also affect where people can position themselves to watch the display. Boats will have to remain further out on the lake, and part of the beach will be cordoned off.

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