Message from the Mayor
Happy Canada Day! Over the next few days, many of us will be celebrating the 153
rd birthday of our magnificent country. There are many ways that we can choose to celebrate in 2020. Whether your choice is to attend a small gathering, head out to toast our nation on a patio or enjoy the forecasted lovely day outside, please celebrate responsibly. This year, responsible celebrations take on an additional meaning than they have in the past. I want to see everyone have a safe holiday; this includes keeping yourself and those around you safe. It may not seem like it, but COVID is still here. We cannot let our guard down, even for a day, as we continue to battle this virus.
When we think Canada Day, we think fireworks! As with so many things this year, this tradition has changed as well. There are no large, in person fireworks displays in Lambton Shores this year. However, we all have access to virtual celebrations
Virtual Canada Day
put on by Tourism Sarnia-Lambton. It is sure to be a unique experience to enjoy from a safe distance. You may have nabbed tickets to the special Canada Day celebration put on by the Grand Bend Canada Day Celebration Committee has at the
Starlight Drive In
. If you are planning a backyard or neighbourhood display, please do so
and be mindful of your neighbours.
Like many of us, you may choose to head outside to enjoy the fabulous summer weather. We expect to see large crowds at our area beaches. Be prepared for this probability and plan your outing accordingly. Don’t stay as long as you normally would; limit your time and share the space with others. I do recommend that before visiting the Grand Bend Beach you check the
page on our website. You can assess the environment and ensure you are well informed before your visit.
I truly hope that you enjoy your Canada Day. Remember that we are all experiencing the same uncertainty and chaos; no one is exempt. In these times, with so much out of our control, we can control how we act and how we treat one another.
Stay healthy, safe and positive.