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Media Release: Canada Day Rotary Parade Returns

March 29, 2016

North Grenville, ON – Spring has sprung and summer is just around the corner. The Rotary Club of Kemptville has joined forces with the North Grenville Canada Day Committee to make this year’s July 1st celebration the best one yet! Year after year, the Rotary parade has drawn larger crowds creating more excitement on Canada Day in our community and after a short hiatus, the parade is back.

The parade will depart from Campus Drive at the Kemptville Campus at 4:00 pm on July 1st and make its way to Riverside Park following a route along Concession Road, left on Prescott Street then left again on Rueben Street. Once past the festivities in the park, it will then proceed back onto Prescott Street across the bridge to turn left on Clothier Street West and disperse in the Holy Cross Church parking lot (Click here to see parade route map or click here for google map). There will be bands and dignitaries as well as awards recognizing honourees and prize winning floats. Parade registration forms are available online at or at the Municipal Office.

In addition to the parade, there will be plenty of activities for all ages at Riverside Park. Beginning with breakfast at the Kemptville Legion, the day will include face painting, organized games, live music, swimming at the Kemptville Pool, soccer and basketball clinics, dance and fitness demonstrations, the annual Keller Williams Charity Volleyball Tournament, food and market vendors, the Save-Way Driving School Teen Zone and the grand finale fireworks show at dusk. The Oxford Mills Community Association will also host an afternoon of family fun, games and live music at Maplewood Park in Oxford Mills.“We’re celebrating our country and our heritage, as well as our community,” says Frank Onasanya, Chair of Parks, Recreation and Culture. “We are looking forward to a celebration which will strengthen our bonds as family and neighbours, a time to be reminded of what makes us proud to be Canadian and equally proud to live in North Grenville.

The Canada Day Committee is looking for energetic volunteers to help make this event a success. Opportunities to be a part of the festivities include helping with the kids’ games, entering a float in the parade, organizing new activities to add to the day, set up/tear down, traffic control and more.

Parade Registration Package

See our Canada Day 2016 webpage for the latest updates. For more information, to register a parade float or to volunteer, please contact Tammy Hurlbert at or 613-258-9569 ext. 123.