September 16 – 17 – Busy Weekend of Events will Cause Minor Traffic Disruptions

Busy Weekend of Events will cause minor traffic disruptions:

There are a number of events taking place this weekend which will be causing minor traffic disruptions in the City of Brockville and area over the weekend.

On Saturday September 16th area Truck Drivers will be hosting their annual “Trucking for a Cure’ in Support of the Canadian Cancer Society. Truckers will begin staging in the Brockville Shopping Centre lot before exiting the lot and entering the 401 westbound to Long Beach where they will turn and return eastbound on Highway 2 and continue eastbound through King Street in Brockville at approximately 11:30 enroute to Prescott. They will then return on the 401 to Brockville for some activities at the Brockville Shopping Centre lot.

The annual Terry Fox Run will take place on Sunday September 17th beginning at 12 noon at Thousand Islands Secondary School. Walkers and runners will complete a 5km route through Parkedale Avenue, Laurier Boulevard and Windsor Drive in Brockville’s north end. Please watch for walkers, runners and volunteers during this time.

At 2 pm on Sunday, The Royal Canadian Legion will be holding a short parade to mark the opening of Legion Week. The ceremony will last approximately ½ hour in front of the Legion between their north parking lot and Edgewood Ave from 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Motorists are asked if they could use Ormond Street during this time.

Finally the Canadian Paramedic Ride will be coming through Brockville between 4:00 and 4:30 pm Sunday afternoon. Riders will be entering Brockville leaving the Butternut Bay area around 3:30pm and travel east on highway 2 into Brockville and continue on King Street to Court House and Stewart Boulevard. Cyclists in the Canadian Paramedic Ride begin their tour in Toronto on Friday September 15th enroute to Ottawa for Monday September 18th to raise funds for a National Paramedic Memorial Monument in Ottawa.

Brockville Police ask area motorist to be aware of these minor traffic disruptions over the weekend and ask that everyone drive safely while supporting these charitable events.