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Happy Canada Day! 2020 Celebrations in Waterloo Region

Happy Canada Day bannerCanada officially turns 153 on July 1st (although the past few months may have aged her a little!) Canadians love a reason to celebrate, and even though this year Canada Day will take on a different look, festivities are happening in Waterloo Region – virtually 

There are several on-line parties happening that will be fun, and free to enjoy! Gather your ‘bubble’ together, and get ready to paint your backyard red (and white!). Make sure to share your Canada Day celebrations with us on social using #EploreWR and #WRUnited.  

Happy Birthday Canada! 

Canada Day in Wilmot 

The show will go online for Canada Day in Wilmot 2020, because as committee Chair, Angie Hallman says, “Canadians don’t stop feeling pride when faced with adversity. We adapt, get creative, we invent and most Canada Day in Wilmot bannerimportantly we have each other’s back! 

This virtual celebration is packed full of fun, including performances by contemporary Soul/RnB artist Avery Raquel, the Jordan Szoke Extreme Stunt Show, and renowned master mentalist Ryan Edwards to name a few. Feeling creative? Decorate your home to celebrate Canada – and to honour essential workers and frontline professionals. 

This year’s show will be livestreamed on Facebook from 1-4pm 

BONUS: Sweets by Too Nice to Slice in New Hamburg is offering special Canada Day themed goodie boxes! You have to place your order in advance: the boxes include mini cheddar beer bread, butter tarts, Nanaimo bars and more (yum!). 

Cambridge Celebrates Canada Day At Home 

Cambridge Canada Day at Home bannerYou may not be there in person, but the Cambridge Celebrates Canada Day committee is making sure community members are front and centre at its July 1st celebrations!  

It all starts at 7 pm, with Canadian Artist Musical BingoThen at 9 pm, join them online for the live Canada Day celebrationsYou’re also encouraged to create a banner or decorate your home for Canada Day.  

BONUS: Feeling hungry? The committee has put together a list of local restaurants featuring special discounts and menu items in support of Cambridge Canada Day at Home! You can find the list here 

City of Waterloo Canada Day celebrations 

Waterloo’s virtual party includes performances by local musicians and artists, messages from City of Waterloo Canada Day celebrations bannerMayor Dave Jaworsky and all City Councillors, the premiere of their Artist in Residence “O Canada” community sound project, and an augmented reality fireworks display (Waterloo has partnered with Snap’d on this one! To watch the show, download the free snapd HUB app onto your mobile device. Then, hold your device up and watch the fireworks wherever you are – whether youre in your backyard with your ‘bubble’, or even in your living room!). You can link to the fun starting at 4 pm on July 1st 

Virtual Canada Day in Kitchener – #KitchenerSaysThanks

This virtual celebration will be broadcast on CTV Kitchener where #KitchenerSaysThanks to community City of Kitchener Canada Day banner 2020heroes with a musical salute.

The program will feature musical performances from The Beaches, BAD CHILD & Rufus John and will also feature profiles of local heroes making a difference in our community through these unprecedented times. You can also watch the celebration on-line  via CTV Kitchener’s website beginning Canada Day at 5 pm.

Woolwich Virtual Canada Day 2020

Township of Woolwich Canada Day Banner 2020The Township of Woolwich is excited to offer a full day of virtual entertainment and activities you can do from the comfort of your home. It’s an all-day event, kicking off at 9am with a message from Mayor Sandy Shantz, and ending at 8:30 pm with a township wise singing of Oh Canada. Other on-line activities include a Canada Day fitness class, a magic show, crafts, a drumming performance, musical performances and more. You can find the complete schedule of events on the township website.

North Dumfries Canada Day at Home

North Dumfries Canada Day bammer 2020While there won’t be any in-person large gatherings and big fireworks shows locally to celebrate our nation’s birthday, you can still show your Canada Pride on July 1st.  Decorate your home in red and white, fly the Canadian flag and check out the activities and events on the township website that you can participate in from the comfort of your own home.

BONUS: Check out the recipes celebrating local food from North Dumfries’ farmers – yum!

Canada Day 2020: A Stay at Home Celebration on Rogers tv 

On a very unique Canada Day, Rogers tv will take you on a trip across our country with musical guests, wellRogers tv Canada Day 2020 celebration bannerknown Canadians and a look at some interesting attractions. Keep an eye out for many local favourites including TD Kitchener Bluesfest, Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest, Christkindl Market, Bingemans, St. Jacobs Farmers Market, Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory and historic downtown Galt 

Catch it July 1st at 10 am, 2 pm and 8 pm on Rogers tv, and repeats on July 2nd, 3rd and 4th. 

*Share your Canada Day celebrations using the hashtags #ExploreWR and #WRUnited*  

Canadian flag flying against a bright blue sky

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