July 1st marked the 16th anniversary of Paint The Town Red and what a day for a parade with beautiful blue skies being the perfect backdrop for the sea of red and white that lined the street. The Hazel McCallion Canada Day Parade featured more than 70 participants; colourful floats, community groups, corporations, bands, and a few celebrity personnel that was enjoyed by tens of thousands of spectators. The Port Credit Legion hosted a Family BBQ, there were stages set up with live music featuring amazing local talent. In Memorial Park there was a Vendor Village to do a little shopping and a KidsZone with many activities, shows, inflatables, face painting and crafts as well as the incredible Aerial Dance Cirque show. The Main Stage featured local musicians and Canadian artists and tribute bands all day and evening that ended with a phenomenal 25 minute fireworks display lighting up the Port Credit skies.