March 24, 2023 — The City of Sarnia is preparing to host a hopping good time as Easter in the Park returns on April 8.

Running from 9 a.m. to noon, in the area surrounding the Children’s Animal Farm at Canatara Park, the annual event will feature plenty of free Easter fun, in partnership with the Seaway Kiwanis.

The main event, as in years past, will be the annual Easter Egg Hunt, with kids scouring the ground for coloured eggs that they can exchange for a treat. The hunt takes place at 10 a.m., with separate areas for children aged 4 and under alongside those with accessibility needs; 5 to 7; and 8 plus.

“It’s going to be an exciting day at the park, with loads of Easter-related activities as we hop into spring,” said Community Services Coordinator Rachel Veilleux.

Other attractions include egg decorating, train rides, Egg Pals Paint Station, Pysanky Easter Egg painting demonstrations, Circus Jonathan performances, a visit from the Easter Bunny at 10 a.m., and food and beverages. Guests will also be able to check out the Animal Farm free of charge.

For more information visit

To facilitate the event, Cathcart Boulevard will be closed to the west of Seaway Kiwanis Pavilion starting at 6 a.m. on April 8.