2017 Canada Day Community Celebration

On Saturday, July 1st, 2017 join the City of Thorold as we celebrate the 150th Canada Day with a community celebration in the Battle of Beaverdams Park in downtown Thorold. There will be children's activities, family friendly fun, entertainment and fireworks!  Come dressed in red and white to celebrate our great Nation.

Canada Day Community Celebration Event Schedule

Time Event Details
12:00 p.m. Opening Ceremonies

Singing of O Canada by Young at Heart Thorold Seniors Choir
Bandshell Stage
12:00 p.m. Niagara Military Vehicles Association Check out their amazing vehicles and displays at the south entrance of the park.
12:20 p.m. Free Birthday Cupcakes

Decorate Your Bike Contest

Canada Day decorated bikes
Bike contest sponsored by Thorold Community Credit Union:

  • Grand Prize $200 gift certificate for a new bike from Front Row Sports
  • First Runner Up - $150 savings account
  • Second Runner Up - $50 savings account
  • Third Runner Up - $25 savings account
12:30 p.m. Calvin the Magician

 Calvin the Magician 

Calvin offers a fast paced thirty five minute magic show, laced with comedy and audience participation.

1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Niagara Inflatables 

 Niagara Inflatables    Toy Story Bouncer
Bouncy castles and obstacle course in the kids' zone.

1:40 p.m. Mini Town Criers Demonstration Meet with our own Town Crier, Tony Vandermaas by the anchor at 1:20 p.m. to learn how to perform a cry and then show the crowd.
1:45 p.m. Calvin the Magician

Calvin the Magician

Calvin's show is guaranteed to make your spirits soar, it has been polished to perfection over the course of 24 years.

3:00 p.m. Thorold Reed Band Thorold Reed Band Clarinet players
Enjoy the music with a great selection of current hits and golden oldies
5:00 p.m. The Wanted

Photo of musical group "The Wanted"

The Wanted embrace early country music, blues, bluegrass, and rockabilly in a style that is at once distinctive and recognizable. Combining harmony singing, original material and a fresh take on older classics, The Wanted create a sound that is transformational – old time gospel harmonies meets unplugged vintage rock ‘n roll.

6:30 p.m. Trigger Happy

Trigger Happy logo

Trigger-Happy specializes in the kind of country music that makes you want to sing along and have a great time! Playing mostly covers with a few originals thrown in for good measure, these guys know how to set the mood for one great night!

8:15 p.m. Vinyl Flux

Photo of musical group "Vinyl Flux"

Vinyl Flux is a band for those who appreciate a high level of musicianship who perform the kind of music that people know and love … no matter what age! A successful mix of high calibre musicianship and performance that bridges the gap between all age groups and demographics as we deliver an energetic performance of the best iconic tunes and musical groups of the late 60's, 70's and 80's.

10:15 p.m. FIREWORKS!!!

*All times are approximate*



 Enjoy delicious food from Waxy's on Wheels.  Going back to the basics and reviving a tradition... What tradition is that?   Well, the Hamilton of yester-year had many places to get a great sandwich.  And when we say a great sandwich, we mean a GREAT SANDWICH.  You know, the kind that is stacked high with mouth watering steamed meat, and spiced with enough kick that you need a shot of hot mustard to cool it down. 
Shriner's Creek Kettle Popcorn logo It's one of our favourite snack foods, but popcorn has come a long way from the butter-flavoured bag at the movie theatre. Shriner's Creek Kettle Popcorn in Thorold is taking a bite out of the gourmet popcorn trend. It all happens in a giant kettle. In go the corn kernels, and they start popping in minutes. The result: popcorn with a wood-burned flavour you get popping corn around a campfire. 
Military Vehicle Enjoy the interactive display of military vehicles by the Niagara Military Vehicle Association.
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Without the generosity of our sponsors, donors and community friends, the 2017 Canada Day Community Celebration would not be possible. We thank you for your contribution to help us host this wonderful community event.  Click on the logos below for more information about our sponsors.

Flight Locks Sponsor - $5000

Empire Communities logo


Thorold Tunnel Sponsor - $1500

Mountainview Homes logo               Sullivan Mahoney Lawyers logoOntario Power Generation logo

DeCew House Sponsor - $500

Henderson's Pharmacy logo            

Keefer Mansion Sponsor - $250

Venture Niagara logo           Thorold Foodland logo

Chestnut Hall Sponsor - $100

CUPE Local 151 logo

    Thorold Canada 150 logo        Government of Canada logo          City of Thorold logo                       

Application forms and information for vendors and community service groups as well as sponsorship packages, are available for those interested in participating in the 2017 Canada Day Community Celebration.  

For more information or to volunteer, please contact Ginger Derochie, Recreation Coordinator at 905-227-6613 ext. 231 or ginger@thorold.com.