CANADA 150–Where Will You Be?

Written by: Billie Clark

I don’t know about you, but even though I feel like I’ve known this Canada Day would be the 150th Anniversary of Canada, and a big deal, for, like, seven months, I still can’t believe that Canada Day is tomorrow.

That’s right—Tomorrow is Canada Day and I don’t have a plan. My parents are going to see Burton Cummings perform (is there anything more Canadian than the Guess Who?) and I have known my work hours for a little over a week, but I still haven’t made any commitments.

So, if you’re like me and scrambling over how to spend the sesquicentennial, here are some places and plans to consider!

OSHAWA

Canada Day celebrations are happening from 2-10 pm in Lakeview Park. Events, activities, and bands, this is an all-ages celebration. Fireworks are set to start at 10 pm, over Lake Ontario.

For full details, click here.

WHITBY

From 12-8 pm, Whitby will be celebrating Canada Day in Victoria Fields with a carnival! Concerts, activities, and events will be happening all day, culminating in a fireworks show at 9:30 pm. It is going to be a great day for any age.

For more information, click here.

TORONTO

For me, getting to the big TO would be a bit of a trip, but I know a lot of TrentU Durham students live much closer to downtown and the GTA or are willing to trek there for the numerous options.

This entire weekend, there is a big festival-style celebration in Nathan Philips Square, starting today at 5 pm until 11 pm. The Barenaked Ladies will be preforming there tonight at 9:45. Tomorrow the event will be happening from 2-11 pm, with an evening performance by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra at 9:45 pm. Celebrations continue on Sunday and Monday from 3-11 pm. Fireworks are happening every night, starting at 10:55!

There are more events happening throughout Toronto, but a cool one seems to be the one at the Scarborough Civic Centre. It features culturally diverse performances and international performers, as well as local and national performers on their stage. With acts that include things like Taiwanese indie and South Asian hip hop, this celebration will keep you moving! Check it out from 2-11 pm tomorrow.

For more info on the celebrations happening in Toronto and the GTA, click here. (The link also includes a list of Canada Day firework locations and times, to help you plan where you want to catch the show!)

For more events happening this weekend in Durham Region, click here.

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