Because of the delay in finishing the bridge, the Municipality of Chatham-Kent asked the Historic Downtown Chatham BIA to change the date.
To celebrate the opening, downtown Chatham will be home to many Attractions. Some are music or other performances, some are sales, some are for children, some are for information, some are entertaining, and some are arts and crafts. Some are inside and some are out. All Attractions come from Chatham-Kent.
Bridgerama Day 2022 is brought to you by the Historic Downtown Chatham BIA.
The first Bridgerama event, for the opening of the previous Third Street Bridge in July of '62, was a large and happy celebration that lasted three days. There were two dances (with a DJ for the young'uns and an orchestra for the adults—one on each side of the bridge!), a parade, “super sales” by downtown merchants, lunch and dinner specials, and more.
Chatham residents were delighted. “At Last! The New Third Street Bridge Opens and All Roads Lead To Chatham!”
There will be a pleasing variety of things to enjoy.
We're still accepting application from performers, people who want booths, etc. We will have the schedule here well before July 23. You will be able to follow along each street on a mobile device and stop at what interests you most—or just come and wander.
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• Because of the BD1962, there will be a Nineteen-Sixties flavour to some Attractions—food and drink, clothing, music & dancing, hair… BD2022 visitors are invited to dress in Sixties styles.
• There's more about BD1962 in this article.
• If you're interested in putting on or sponsoring an Attraction, here's how.
For their generous donations.
Gold Sponsors: Toronto Zenith Contracting and Doug Dixon & Associates
For allowing BD2022 to use their property.
Downtown Chatham Centre
TD Canada Trust
For their generous discounts.
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