Big numbers for Canal Days

Canal Days drew a record number of concertgoers this past  long weekend.

About 7,000 music fans took in 54-40 on Friday night and on Saturday 9,600 people listened to Blue Rodeo.

Michelle Cuthbert, Port Colborne's corporate communications officer, tells the Standard it's pretty amazing that history was made in the festival's 40th year.

Meantime, an impact survey was carried out during the weekend, made possible through a Celebrate Ontario grant.

Results are expected at a later date and will show where people came from.