Dominion Day Celebration

July 2nd 1895.


A more beautiful day for celebrating could not be had, the sky being cloudless and the wind northeast, which gave a delightful coolness to the atmosphere.  The day was celebrated by a monster demonstration under the auspices of Court Puslinch, Independent Order of Foresters.  From 5 a.m. till 9 a.m., along with the arrival of the band, the village cannons roared the royal salute.  The village was most beautifully decorated with evergreens and cedars, and banners and flags were numerous and consisted wholly of Canadian and Union Jacks.  Across the Main Street, Queen, there were numerous streamers, blue and red, and also others with “God Save the Queen” and “The Maple Leaf For Ever”.  The buildings and streamers, also the business blocks, were decorated with Chinese lanterns, which rendered the village quite fairy-like during the evening.  While the fireworks were in progress, a large crowd from distant places crowded the thoroughfares and the day was a great success in every respect.



from the Guelph Mercury newspaper