Canada Day 2018 Fireworks
Kawartha Lakes – There are many ways to celebrate Canada Day in the City of Kawartha Lakes. To minimize the risk of fire and burn injuries this Canada Day weekend, Kawartha Lakes Fire Rescue Service urges residents to attend fireworks displays hosted by the municipality or community groups.
“Several communities around the City will be hosting fireworks displays with experts who are trained to handle and discharge fireworks safely,” says Fire Chief Mark Pankhurst. “Fireworks can be extremely dangerous and we encourage everyone to avoid family fireworks or informal neighbourhood displays. Be sure to attend one of the many Canada Day celebrations around the City.”
Here is a list of all Canada Day celebrations taking place in the City of Kawartha Lakes:
Kinmount Canada Day July 1, 2018 from 5pm to dusk
Kinmount Fairgrounds Enjoy live entertainment, family activities, fireworks show and more!
Fenelon Falls Canada Day July 1, 2018 from 11am to dusk
Garnet Graham Park, Fenelon Falls Enjoy live entertainment, family activities, fireworks show and more!
Lindsay Canada Day July 1, 2018 from 3pm to dusk
Wilson Fields, Lindsay Enjoy live entertainment, family activities, fireworks show and more!
Bobcaygeon Canada Day July 1, 2018 from 11am to dusk
Bobcaygeon/Verulam Community Centre and Bobcaygeon Beach Park Enjoy family activities, live entertainment, a parade, fireworks show and more!
Omemee Canada Day July 1, 2018 from 5pm to dusk
Omemee Beach Park Enjoy live entertainment, family activities, fireworks and more!
For more information about the Canada Day events, visit www.explorekawarthalakes.ca.
If you still choose to do family fireworks on your property or have an informal neighbourhood display, please check with your local fire department about regulations regarding fireworks. Here are some important safety tips to be followed:
Appoint a responsible person who is aware of the hazards and essential safety precautions to be in charge of the fireworks;
Carefully read and make sure to follow the label directions on fireworks packaging; Always keep a water hose and/or pail of water close by when setting off fireworks;
Set off fireworks away from combustible materials like buildings, trees and dry grass;
Keep onlookers a safe distance away, upwind from the area where fireworks are discharged;
Light only one firework at a time and only when they are on the ground;
Never try to light a firework in your hand or re-light dud firework;
Wait at least 30 minutes before picking up a dud firework then soak it in a bucket of water and dispose of it in a metal container;
Discharge fireworks only if wind conditions do not create a safety hazard;
Keep sparklers away from children because sparklers burn extremely hot and can ignite clothing, cause blindness and result in severe burns; and
Sparkler wires remain hot for several minutes after they burnout and should be immediately soaked in water to avoid injury.
For more information about regulations regarding fireworks, please read By-law 2007-236 regarding the sale and setting off of fireworks within the City of Kawartha Lakes.
If you notice someone having an out of control fire or unsafely setting off fireworks and would like to report it right away, please call 911. For all other non-emergency fire related complaints, please call Kawartha Lakes Fire Rescue Service at 705-324-5731 and follow the prompts.