In 2017, Canada celebrates 150 years as a nation.
During this historic year, Canadians from across the country
will come together to honour our great country, its stunning
landscapes, its ethnic diversity and its unique culture.
Like those in communities across our nation, Sudburians
too will celebrate! Exciting events and community celebrations
will take place across Greater Sudbury all year long.
One very special event will
take place on July 1 when the Walden Firecracker 1km and
5km roadraces will be hosted by Track North and the Laurentian
Voyageurs cross-country team.
annual Walden Firecracker Road Race is being held on the
evening of July 1st, with the kids race beginning at 6:15pm,
and the 5k race beginning at 7:00pm. Join in on the Canada
Day festivities with a 5k race, or a 1k race for the younger
runners. There will be lots of great prizes to be won,
as well as refreshments and snacks following the run.
The event started 30 years
ago in Onaping-Levack, thanks to the hard work of Ron
Poirier and Malcolm Steven. The two created the Summer
Run as a way to introduce young kids to running and raise
money for breast cancer research and support. In 1994,
the race moved to the Lively area and was renamed the
Firecracker — in the past, firecrackers were used
to help kick off the event. It features a youth one-km
fun race and a more competitive five-km course.
of the race will go towards the Laurentian Vees Cross-Country
Team. Fundraising is crucial to our running season, and
every registration is appreciated.
If you have
any questions at all, be sure to ask! The registration
fees for the race this year are $25 for the 5k event and
$2 for the kids 1k event. You may register online by following
the link found below, or can pick up a registration form
at the Running Room.
Basic details regarding the race may also
be found at www.tracknorth.com
And When the Run is Done...
Head down to Science North for
the Canada 150 Fireworks Spectacle
display (Approximately 10:15 p.m.)
Enjoy a spectacular fireworks display by David Whysall
International Fireworks. The launch of fireworks
is dependent on wind and weather and may be cancelled
at any time before the show, right up until the
last minute. Please listen to KiSS 105.3 FM or call
705-523-4629 ext. 649 for updates.
day also includes games, crafts, face painting,
and entertaining activities for visitors of all