Postcards mark Point's
By The Observer

Free postcards are now available to invite family and friends to Point Edward's upcoming 125th anniversary celebrations.

"It will be a homecoming of sorts for many people as a lot of former residents and people who grew up and lived in the Point will be returning to
their roots for the first time in years," said Jim Canie, a local graphic designer and member of the 125th anniversary promotions committee.

"Canada Day is so close to our weekend that we hope people will come for the week, stay and enjoy the Canada Day celebrations as well," he said. Canada Day is one of the area's biggest festivals and will make it worthwhile to extend a family visit, Canie added.

The village's 125th birthday party is geared to everyone in the family. It kicks off Friday, June 27 with a fish fry at Purdy's Fisheries from noon till dusk Friday. The Point Edward fire hall will host a historical display from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and all day Saturday. A youth dance is planned for Friday at the community hall from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

An adult dance will also be held Friday night starting at 8 p.m. under the bridges, featuring local bands Asylum and the 88s.

On Saturday, a 125th parade starts at 10 a.m., followed by a jump by the Sky Hawks Canadian Parachute Team at Point Edward's waterfront. Official opening ceremonies are scheduled at the village pergola in Waterfront Park after the jump.

The park will be filled on Saturday with entertainment, including children's inflatables and a kids' talent show. Food and souvenir booths will also be open.

Three generations of the Canie family are shown with postcard invitations to Point Edward's 125th. From left are: Kaeden Canie, 3, his grandmother Rita Canie, his father Jim Canie and sister Jaimeson Canie, 4.
Tours of the Bluewater Anglers hatchery adjacent to the park will be ongoing.

A cruise is being offered on the Macassa Bay tour boat, and The Humbuckers and Third Wave are performing at Saturday night's dance under the bridges, starting at 8 p.m.
"Although our event is officially only two days, the Macassa Bay will be having a 125th anniversary brunch cruise on Sunday and Point Edward's Council of Churches is hosting a 125th anniversary service in the water.

(From Post Card News Release as published in The Observer, Apr. 24, 2003)
(Photo by The Observer)

For more information

See Weekend Schedule
See Press News conference (The Observer, Jan 30, 2003)
See Press News conference (Sarnia this week, Jan 30, 2003)
See Souvenir Information
See Post Card Information

See Press Photo of 125th Banner raising (The Observer, May 31, 2003)
See Message From The Mayor
See Special Thanks

See Historical Display

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