Cochranites are invited to start their Canada Day celebrations early with a free pancake breakfast at the Legion. 

The Royal Canadian Legion, Cochrane Branch will host a free pancake breakfast from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Monday, July 1. 

The festivities will include live music and a flag-raising ceremony at 11:30 a.m., followed by complimentary Canada Day cupcakes.

Town of Cochrane council members will be on hand to distribute small Canadian flags and tattoos, while supplies last. 

Residents are being encouraged to dress in red and white.

Following the free breakfast, residents are being encouraged to attend the free family-friendly festivities at Mitford Parking starting at noon.