Monday, 2 July 2012

Canada Day in Elora

Canada Day or as some people in this village refer to it - Dominion Day was filled with tons of activities.  Our day began by getting decked out in festive gear....

Then we headed downtown to the town hall for pancakes.  Every year the fire department gets up very early - pre 5am to begin getting ready to flip pancakes.

Here's an action shot...

Posed shot....

And the results of their efforts. 

All procedes go to Muscular Dystrophy and these guys give up a lot of their long weekend to put on this event.. so thank you Elora Fire Department!

We also had some excitement at the pancake breakfast... one of the firefighters proposed to his girlfriend! I'll be posting the video soon!
In addition to the breakfast, there is also a race....

 There is a 5k and 10k race as well as kids races.  I volunteered at the water station for the 5k and 10k race.  This was so much easier than racing : )  Because of the heat - we ran out of cups and then water.  But all of the racers were super appreciative!

Then my little racer ran!

In addition to the pancake breakfast and race there is also a soap box derby, parade and duck race every year making for a fun filled day.

After my family participated in the morning and early afternoon events, we headed home for a bit of a break from the sun.  I love this glorious hot sunny weather, but rest and hydration are also important.  We headed out later in the afternoon for a barbeque at with the running group (sorry no photos) : (

After a jam packed day, we decided to head home early and not stay out for fireworks.  The girls and I did drift off to sleep listening to the cracks and pops. The perfect way to end a perfect day.

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