Local families can gather at Oakville park in celebration of King Charles’ coronation


Published May 5, 2023 at 2:38 pm

The Coronation of King Charles III will be celebrated with free festivities at Queen’s Park in Toronto and free admission to provincial parks, including Bronte Creek Provincial Park in Oakville. CITY OF TORONTO PHOTO

Families in Oakville and across the province will be able to gather for free this weekend at local provincial parks in celebration of the Coronation of King Charles III.

To mark Saturday’s (May 6) historic event, Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell and Ontario Premier Doug Ford will co-host a flag-raising ceremony at Queen’s Park to celebrate the coronation of His Majesty and Her Majesty The Queen Consort.

The ceremony will be followed by a free family-friendly event that includes a midway and curated Taste of Ontario experience.

As part of the celebrations on Saturday, the province will be opening 39 Ontario Parks and offering free day-use of the park grounds, including Bronte Creek Provincial Park in Oakville

The Coronation of King Charles III marks the first coronation of a head-of-state for Canada in seven decades and the opening of the provincial parks will allow families to participate close to home in this “once in a generation” celebration.

“We encourage all Oakville residents to get out, enjoy our beautiful local landscape and the health benefits of spending a day in nature and make lasting memories that will be remembered for years to come,” said Oakville MPP Stephen Crawford’s office in a media release.

King Charles III acceded to the Throne on Sept. 8, 2022 following the passing of Queen Elizabeth II.

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