Canada Day celebrations in Aylmer
Several daytime celebrations held around Aylmer on Friday, July 1 helped residents get into the spirit of Canada Day.
The first event of the day was hosted by the Aylmer Legion on rue Bancroft. Visitors to the Legion were invited to take part in a morning garage sale followed by a barbeque. A performance by the local music group Red Light had people dancing and singing into the late afternoon.
Many residents also came out at noon to celebrate at a barbeque in front of the Monastery retirement home on rue Principale, hosted by Member of Parliament, Greg Fergus. Hot dogs, punch and cotton candy were served on the front lawn by volunteers, while guests chatted on lawn chairs set up under the trees.
Music-lovers were offered a treat at the Anglican Christ Church on rue Symmes in the afternoon. The Church organized a Canada Day performance by the David Irving Quartet, featuring singer and accordion player Stefanie Nelson. The band played a diverse set with a mix of English, Spanish and Portuguese music. Following the concert, visitors were invited to gather on the Church grounds for a strawberry social. The David Irving Quartet then gave an impromptu performance on the lawn as people enjoyed their desserts.