It has become a Canada Day tradition: York-Simcoe MP Peter Van Loan’s Dominion Day Old-Fashioned Pancake Breakfast, a free pancake breakfast that brings together constituents from both sides of Lake Simcoe.
The riding of York-Simcoe forms a horseshoe around the lake, with Bradford West Gwillimbury and part of Innisfil on the west side, and East Gwillimbury and Georgina on the east.
Normally, there’s limited connection between the two halves of the riding — but the Canada Day breakfast brought families from all communities to the East Gwillimbury Sports Complex on July 1.
“Today we celebrate our great country and the remarkable achievements of Canadians for 151 years,” Van Loan tweeted, as he helped serve up pancakes, back bacon and watermelon to a steady stream of guests, many dressed in red and white.
He was joined by wife Cheryl and children Caroline and John, newly-sworn-in MPP for York-Simcoe, Caroline Mulroney, and a small army of volunteers, who kept the pancakes coming.