By Adam Brazeau
CORNWALL, Ontario – Fireworks will light up Long Sault, Martintown, Morrisburg, and Iroquois as thousands in the region gather for rescheduled Canada Day festivities tonight.
After soggy weather led to several townships postponing July 1st activities, firework displays are happening in South Stormont, South Glengarry, and South Dundas between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m.
The Long Sault Firefighters’ Association is hosting a barbecue, with plenty of kids’ inflatables, at the Long Sault Plaza. Live entertainment is also scheduled at O’Neil’s Restaurant & Pub.
Brian Meerburg, event organizer and firefighter with South Stormont Fire Station #1, said $15,000 worth of fireworks will be fired off into the dark summer night.
Since the Seaway City braved the rain for its fireworks on Wednesday, he expects to see a large crowd of Cornwallites.
“We don’t want to gloat…but we think it’s better than Cornwall’s,” joked Meerburg.
More Canada Day fun, and, of course, firework displays, are also taking place at the South Glengarry Fire Station #2 in Martintown, Earl Baker Park in Morrisburg, and Iroquois Point.