Better late than never for Callander’s fabulous fireworks
Callander's postponed Canada Day weekend fireworks will fill the sky Saturday. (JillWellington, pixabay.com)
It took flood conditions to put off Callander’s fireworks display on Canada Day weekend but weather permitting, the show is a go for Saturday night.
Callander’s firefighters have been itching to put on the community’s renowned annual fireworks show. The show had to be postponed earlier this summer due to high water levels. The conditions are now back to normal and the fireworks are scheduled to be the grand finale at the Sirens in the Park event in Centennial Park.
Sirens in the Park will take place at Callander’s waterfront, beginning at 10:00am on Saturday. There will be vehicle tours throughout the day, bouncy castles, food concession and an auto extrication demonstration. The park will transform into an outdoor movie theatre at dusk as Zootopia is showcased on the big screen.
In late June, Callander Fire Chief Todd Daley reported, “The water is still high and a significant portion of the Centennial Park beach where we set up the fireworks is under water. The part that is not under water does not provide enough room to set up and safely discharge the fireworks.”
Seven weeks later, Daley said, “It makes perfect sense to do the fireworks during Sirens in the Park. Lots of people will visit the event throughout the day and there will be a movie in the park at dusk. A spectacular firework display at the end of the program will be an added bonus.”
The fireworks will follow immediately after the movie, weather permitting. The focus of this annual event is to promote fire safety and to show the equipment that keep Callander safe.
For updates on the fireworks show, see the Municipality of Callander on Facebook.