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5 things to do this weekend: Celebrate Canada Day, show your Pride, and silly pet tricks

A supporter holds up a Canadian flag before a World Cup 2014 qualifying soccer game between Canada and Cuba in Havana on June 8, 2012. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS/Franklin Reyes

As our regular CityNews.ca series continues, we look at events happening in Toronto for a variety of ages and interests.

June 29-July 2, 2012

For Families:
Check out the Canada Day fireworks at Ashbridges Bay (and many other locations around Toronto) as the country turns 145 years old. Ashbridges Bay Park.  July 1. 9:30 p.m. Free.  Citytv.com/CanadaDayFireworks

City Summer 2012: Click here for our full list of Canada Day events

For Visitors: It’s Toronto’s biggest party: The 32nd annual Pride Parade takes over the downtown core, bringing the 10 days of Pride festivities to a close.  Bring water guns, sunscreen and your best rainbow gear. The parade starts at Bloor and Church and ends at Church and Gerrard, but the best views are along Yonge Street.  July 1. 2 p.m.  Free. pridetoronto.com

City Summer 2012: Toronto Pride 2012 returns with massive parade through downtown  

For Singles: Call a date, grab your bike and head to the Evergreen Brick Works for their take on a drive-in. Cycle up to The Pavilions in the heart of the Don Valley for Bike-In Movie Night, a series of bicycle-themed flicks. 550 Bayview Ave. June 29. 7 p.m. $5 suggested donation. Evergreen.ca

For Charity: Lace up for the Pride and Remembrance run, which supports LGBTQ charities across the GTA. This year, funds will go to the Lesbian Gay Bi Trans Youth Line, the HIV &AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario and the Pride and Remembrance Foundation. The 5km run and 3km walk begins at Church and Wellesley streets. June 30. 10 a.m. $45 registration. priderun.org

For Kicks: It’s a show for the dogs: The Woofjocks canine performance team shows off their best tricks –for a treat – at the Harbourfront PawsWay.  245 Queens Quay West . June 30 and July 1. Various times.  Free. pawsway.ca

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