Fireworks delighted the young and young-at-heart



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With all fireworks having been cancelled last year due to COVID-19 and, again on July 1st of this year, visitors and residents in Saugeen Shores were waiting to see if the Labour Day weekend light display would go ahead – and it did, thanks to a collaboration between the Town of Saugeen Shores and the Saugeen Shores Chamber of Commerce and, of course, Mother Nature who held off any rain.



In the past, the Labour Day fireworks have traditionally been held at Port Elgin Main Beach but this year, because of the need for social distancing, Southampton’s more expansive beach was chosen to host the event.

As hundreds began to gather at Southampton Beach at the foot of High Street, they also had the chance to enjoy the BBQ fare offered by the newly-formed Saugeen Shores Rotary Club.

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Long lines kept Rotarians busy at the BBQ

Then, it was down to the waterfront and beach to wait for darkness to settle over Lake Huron.  The previous cancellations meant that more dollars were available to increase the time and quality of the fireworks and no-one was disappointed as the light show was bigger and better than ever.

The ‘oohs’ and ‘aahs’ of the young and young-at-heart could be heard up and down the beach as the fireworks lit up the night sky.