Jeff Green | Jul 19, 2007
Feature Article - July 19, 2007
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First annual Mazinaw fireworks
by Jeff Green
The Land O’ Lakes Lions Club took a big chance by sponsoring a major Canada Day Fireworks display on the waters of Mazinaw Lake this past June 30.
To get the event up and running the Lions had to invest a hefty sum of money, and there was no guarantee that the rest of the community would come forward to help, or that people would come out to the show.
But with the backdrop of Mazinaw rock to set off scene, and the wizardry of Starfire Pyrotechnics, plus a little help from the weather, the event was a huge success.
Three buses traveled from North Addington Education Centre to Bon Echo Park to view the fireworks, with the co-operation of Bon Echo Park. As it was the Canada Day Weekend, the park was full, and campers were treated to a free display courtesy of the community. About 50 cars were able to view from North Mazinaw Heights Road, the lake was dotted with the lights from 80 boats, and numerous cottagers enjoyed a front row seat from their docks when the display kicked off at about 10 pm.
“We were pleased with how it went off,” said Lions club member Jason Lessard afterwards, “and we hope it can grow from here. In future years it might grow into an afternoon of Canada Day activities, followed by fireworks.
The Lions club looks forward to future ideas and support from individuals or community organizations to help make the fireworks a greater success in years to come.