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City announces new Canada Day decorating contest

Hopes to fill the community with Canadian spirit
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The cancellation of this year’s Canada Day fireworks doesn’t necessarily mean that all Canada Day celebrations will be called off. The city is inviting Sault Ste. Marie residents to show their national pride by decorating their homes and businesses with the red and white for a chance to win prizes. 
 
“We hope the community will participate in celebrating our nation while maintaining physical distancing recommendations,” said Virginia McLeod, manager of recreation and culture, in a news release. “This year, our community will be transformed by our Canadian spirit.”  

To participate in the decorating contest, households and businesses can decorate their windows, doors and front façades with a patriotic Canada Day theme. Participants can take a photo and tag the city’s Facebook page by noon on Tuesday, June 30 using the hashtag #SaultCelebratesCanadaDay.

Participants can also send their photos to csd@cityssm.on.ca with their name and address. The entries will be entered into a draw for a chance to win a number of Canada Day prize packs. Contest winners will be announced on June 30 on the city’s Facebook page.

Public health officials urge residents to keep in mind that gatherings of more than 10 people are still not allowed under the provincial restrictions and to continue wearing face masks when physical distancing is not possible. Regarding fireworks, the city is planning on having the display be a part of its annual Culture Days celebration this fall.
 
For more information, please contact the Community Services department at 705-759-5310.




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