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Family Fun Day returns to Hillsburgh next weekend

Family fun - Liam Hyslop, 3, of Erin, played some mini putt down the main street at the 2016 Spirit of the Hills Family Fun Day in Hillsburgh.     Advertiser file photo

Family Fun Day returns to Hillsburgh next weekend

HILLSBURGH - The party for Canada’s 150th birthday continues next weekend in the Town of Erin.

The Spirit of the Hills,  Hillsburgh’s Family Fun Day, is set for Aug. 19 from 10am to 2pm.

This is the 12th year the Let’s Get Hillsburgh Growing Committee has held the event on Trafalgar Road in Hillsburgh.

The classic cars will return with the addition of antique tractors and farming equipment. A heritage display area will showcase photos, magazines, flags, and memorabilia pertaining to Hillsburgh’s history.  

For children, there will be a bouncy castle and the opportunity to pan for gold, lasso a steer, pin the tail on the beaver or make a craft in the children’s craft tent.  

On the street, there will be vendors selling an array of products, as well as community groups promoting their events and activities. 

Visit the Hillsburgh library and have a Canada 150 photo taken using the library’s green screen technology. Select a Canadian backdrop for your photo to commemorate this special year. 

Don’t miss the eight-foot long Celebrate Canada Interactive Colouring mural. Everyone is asked to help colour the mural. When it is completed, the mural will be hung in the Town of Erin municipal building.

The Celebrity Challenge will take place at 12pm, with celebrities - well-known local residents, business people and town politicians - sent out into the Family Fun Day crowd on an interactive scavenger hunt.

Can they find someone who became a Canadian citizen in July 2017?

Drop by the Let’s Get Hillsburgh Growing (LGHG) Committee’s booth to order fall decorating kits and to bid on silent auction items.  Funds raised from the silent auction will go towards landscaping in the Hillsburgh Historical Park and under the new “Welcome to Hillsburgh” signs.

Spirit of the Hills, Hillsburgh’s Family Fun Day is one of several events and activities sponsored by LGHG during the year.  For more details, visit the committee’s Facebook page or the “What’s On” page at

Organizers are asking everyone to dress in red and white on Aug. 19 and “join the party on Trafalgar Road in Hillsburgh.” If it rains, the event will move inside to the Hillsburgh  Community  Centre.

August 11, 2017


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