Country’s birthday bash brings out nation’s best

Click the image to see the first part of the Press’ Canada 150 supplement.

SOUTH MOUNTAIN – It’s the nation’s birthday on Saturday (July 1), and it’s a big one.

Throughout Stormont, Dundas, and Glengarry, the 150th anniversary of Canada’s Confederation will be celebrated.

Again this year, the Township of North Dundas’ three Lions Clubs have joined forces to host events at the South Mountain Fairgrounds.

See part two here.

In the Municipality of South Dundas, events are set to take place at both Earl Baker Park in Morrisburg and the Iroquois Locks.

To the north, Osgoode Ward residents will celebrate in Vernon, Greely and Osgoode, while Russell and Kemptville will also be the site of numerous events.

This Canada Day, the Winchester Press is also paying homage to the momentous occasion with a 32-page supplement featured alongside this week’s edition.

Inside, readers will find stories about events that have shaped the region throughout the first 150 years of Canada’s existent – and some that predate Confederation.

As well, Press staffers combed through the newspaper’s many archived editions to find notably highlights throughout the decades, starting with the 1900s.

The supplement also features the complete listing of all area Canada Day events, so be sure to check out what’s going on this weekend.