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Stouffville Fire Department urges residents to opt for virtual fireworks on Canada Day
July 2, 2021

The Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville is not hosting a fireworks display on Canada Day

To minimize the risk of fire and burn injuries this upcoming Canada Day weekend, Whitchurch-Stouffville Fire and Emergency Services is urging residents to opt for virtual fireworks or socially distanced displays by trained professionals rather than informal neighbourhood or family displays.

“The Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville will not be hosting fireworks displays this Canada Day,” Fire and Emergency Services Chief Bill Snowball said. “Typically, the town would host a display by experts who are trained to handle and discharge fireworks safely, but due to COVID-19 it is cancelled this year. Although discouraged, if you choose to perform your own fireworks display, please follow all safety protocols and regulations.”

Family fireworks can only be set off on Canada Day (July 1) or the two days immediately preceding or following the holiday, except with special permission granted in writing by the Fire Chief.

If you still choose to have a family fireworks or an informal neighbourhood display, please read these important safety tips to be followed when viewing and participating in firework displays:

For virtual fireworks celebrations, the Department of Canadian Heritage is offering all Canadians a free virtual fireworks show as well as a Canada Day Celebration Kit on July 1. Residents can visit for more information.