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Labour Day - What to Do?August 27, 2013

Labour Day - What to Do?

Labour Day - What to Do?

Although Labour Day is not the official end to summer, the first Monday of September often spells the end of the season for most.  While many now use the long weekend to squeeze in one last camping trip or to relax at the cottage.  For others that means plenty of closed stores and the inevitable boredom of being stuck in the city during the long weekend.  Fear not!  the good news is that restaurants and plenty of attractions will remain open and plenty of fun to be found.  All of us at Effort Rentals have been busy and are looking forward to the upcoming long weekend.

 

The Burlington RIBFEST
Every year, Spencer Smith Park in Burlington, Ontario, welcomes people from all over the world to sample some of the best ribs from some of North America's top ribbers. This year marks the 18th anniversary of Canada's Largest Ribfest, an event that the National Post has dubbed "the Superbowl of Ribfests."

 

The CNE ("The Ex") & The Canadian International Air Show
Traditionally, Canadians celebrate Sept. 2nd with fireworks, parades and picnics, but if you're looking for something different, why not try your hand with a trip to the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto? The CNE or "The Ex" is already well underway but features the Canadian International Air Show during the Labour Day long weekend. The show is free with admission to the CNE.

 

Niagara Falls
It's one of Canada's most iconic tourist attractions and it's gearing up for a busy Labour Day weekend. Niagara Falls typically draws in plenty of visitors each weekend thanks to its majestic falls and family-friendly atmosphere. That and having a casino can't ever hurt. But if you're looking to spend your money rather than gamble it away, the city's Buskerfest will run from Aug. 30 to Sept. 1. The event looks to bring 50 performances from around the world in an effort support arts programming for kids and youth. The Falls also brings the fireworks during the Labour Day long weekend with the 20th anniversary of Canada's longest running fireworks series.