Sunday, July 3, 2011

Skies Ablaze over Lake of Bays

Dorset community lighted the skies over southeast Lake of Bay for Canada Day weekend.
Every July, the Dorset hamlet community stages the fireworks display, which is attended by cottagers and vacationers for miles around. They come by boat from the far reaches of Lake of Bays and by road from many parts of the Haliburton and Muskoka lake country.
It’s got to be the best fireworks display put on anywhere by a small community. Dorset has 300 permanent residents.
It’s a summer scene at its best. The old bridge across the narrows is lined with spectators, as are the docks below. Red and green boat lights sparkle all around Big Trading Bay. The ice cream shop sells out most of its flavours in a couple of hours before the display.
Volunteers collect donations from the hundreds of spectators. The money is used for next year’s display and for community projects.

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