petrie island: Most Canada Day celebrations saw only a portion of usual attendance, according to CTV. Jason Halbrough brought his family to Petrie Island, because he wanted to avoid the downtown crowds and be close to the water. But the heat was so stifling, it seemed to dissuade many not to attend. He says, It doesn't that have nearly enough water there. We thought there would be bigger crowds. And to stand around all day and we didn't want to wait in line ... and that sounded too hot! But he was surprised to see how few people came to the party in Orl ans. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.