Friday, August 18, 2017

CNE 2017 opens

Water is receding from the lakefront and Exhibition Place is safe from flooding, now everyone can go faster. The midway is up, opening day was Friday, August 18 and the waterfront shows have already started. The Ex continues until September 4, finishing with a weekend of the air shows and the Labour Day parade.

On Saturday, August 19 will be the 96th Anniversary of the Warriors' Day Parade and the soldiers will march from 10:30am to 11:30am. "The Warriors’ Day Parade is the longest running veterans’ parade in the free world and has been a part of the CNE since 1921. The parade, which this year salutes the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge and the75th Anniversary of The Dieppe Raid starts at the Princes' Gates and continues down Princes' Boulevard." Remeber that veterans and one companion can ride for free on GO Transit and the TTC on August 19.
P-51 Mustang - photo by Joe Hamilton
Snowbirds - photo by Joe Hamilton

Flying high above the skies of Toronto will be the 68th annual Canadian International Airshow (CIAS) from September 2-4 with performances by the CF-18 Hornet, the US Air Force F-22 Raptor, the P-51 Mustang and of course the Canadian Forces Snowbirds aerobatic team.

Down at the water, between Exhibition Place and Ontario Place is the CNE Aquarama show includes water studies during an all Canadian "Skee School". And from August 24-27 the Nautique WWA World Wakeboard Championships presented by Rockstar Energy will have the the World's best wakeboarders competing.

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