Just -22 hours until Canada Day!

Come Celebrate With Rotary!

Fun family activities starting at 11:00 am with a musical fireworks finale closing the day about 10:00 pm.

Donations: $2 per person or $5 per family helps support local charities and events.

NEW! Take the bus to Canada Day in the Park! Learn how here.

2016 Program

On the Main Stage

  • 1:00 Zumba with Karen
  • 2:00 Bottle Kids
  • 3:30 Coro CantItalia
  • 4:15 Aboriginal Greeting Ceremony
  • 4:30 Citizenship Ceremony – Guest Artists The Overtones
  • 6:00 John Licari and Friends (No Fixed Address)
  • 8:00 Royal City Big Band
  • 8:30 50/50 Draw
  • 9:25 Official remarks
  • 9:40 Fireworks

This is the current and correct line-up and may differ from other printed stage schedules.

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You Could Win!

  • Win and Pedal Away at the Children’s Bicycle Raffle!

Canada Day Activities

  • Free Carousel Rides until 9PM
  • Free Train Rides until 6:30PM
  • Free Pony Rides until 6PM
  • Free Petting Zoo filled with Goats, Lambs and Bunnies who await love and interactive feeding until 6PM
  • Free Paddle Boats until 5:30PM
  • Free Inflatable Bouncing Games for the Kiddies offer the Giraffe, Castle and Gigantic Slide and more
  • Free Children’s Games for Kids 6 and Under
  • Free Chess Games
  • Free Aboriginal Games, Learning and Sharing Circle 4:30 – 7PM
  • Midway has something for Everyone – Cotton Candy to Thrilling Rides!
  • Fireworks
  • Duck Races
  • Rotary Information Tent
  • ATM Machine

Tent/Exhibitor Row

  • Guelph Storm: Put your scoring skills to the test with a puck shoot out and visit with players for autographs.
  • Face Painting at the Meridian tent
  • Trivia: Held under the tent – see how well you know Canadian facts for a chance to win Prizes!
  • Senior’s Bingo: Held under the tent play bingo for a chance to win Prizes!

Food Court

Spoil yourself with tasty delights from over a dozen food vendors!

  • ALB Softy Ice Cream Truck – Soft Ice Cream
  • Angelo’s Grilled Chicken – Greek Cuisine
  • Blue Water Creamery – Ice Cream
  • Chef Scotty’s Food Truck – Custom Sandwiches
  • Domino’s Pizza – Pizza and Soft Drinks
  • Filipino Fiesta – Cuisine of the South Pacific
  • Get Juiced! – Fresh Fruit Juices
  • Laza Catering – Samosas; Fruit Juice
  • Pierre’s Poutine – French Canadian Poutine
  • Portions – Gluten Free Savouries
  • Racky’s Catering – Grilled Hot Dogs; Sausages
  • Riverside Park Concessions – Hot Dogs / Sausages / Ice Cream and Soft Drinks
  • St. Jacob’s Chicken – Spring Rolls; Corn on the Cob
  • Triple Treats – Cotton Candy; Popcorn
  • Smokin’ Tony’s BBQ – Pulled Pork; Chicken
  • Sweet Temptations – Designer Cupcakes; Fruit Juices

Seniors' Tent

  • 11:00 – 12:30 Cards and Games for Seniors
  • 12:30 Seniors’ Bingo
  • 1:45 Canadian Trivia – So you think you know Canada, eh!
  • 2:45 Family Bingo

Citizenship Ceremony

New Canadians Citizenship Ceremony
Reaffirmation of Citizenship Ceremony
  • Proud to be Canadian — Eh!
  • New Canadians, Citizenship and Reaffirmation of Citizenship Ceremony is held Guelph’s Riverside Park on Canada Day. Join over 35 new Canadians as they are formally sworn in as official Canadian Citizens. Join dignitaries and representatives from Citizenship and Immigration Canada – along with other prominent leaders for an inspirational Canada Day.
  • Usually, these ceremonies are conducted twice per year at City Hall. Guelph is one of 26 cities across Canada that has established an official Canadian Citizenship Chapter through the Institute for Canadian Citizenship and the first to conduct the ceremony in such a celebrated fashion.
  • Canada Day in the Park Water Conservation
  • Got Duck? - Race for charity & WIN!
    • Many fantastic prizes!
    • Only $10 per duck
    • Duck sales until 3:15PM
    • 3:30PM Main Duck Race
    • 5:30PM Winners Announced

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