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Canada Day


Virtual Canada Day

Celebrate Canada Day in Parry Sound

Even though we will not be able to host a big event like in past years, we can still celebrate! The 2020 Canada Day Celebrations will be held virtually this year! 

The Virtual Canada Day Event will consist of everything that you would experience in our traditional event but in video form! Videos include Face Painting Tutorials, Entertainment from our local talent, and even Fireworks! 
Click on the links below to help make the most of our Virtual Canada Day experience!

Let's start off our Canada Day Celebration with a poem submitted by the talented Nicole Lambert on behalf of the Esprit Place Family Resource Center in Parry Sound. Reminding us to help and support others in our community who may be struggling behind the scenes. 


Family Fun

face paint tutorial

 Watch the talented Melissa Beasley, an art teacher at Parry Sound High School, as she guides you through how to paint a Canada Day themed design! You can paint yourself or on your children/family! You will need a small brush, a water cup, paper towel/napkins for spills, a plate for paint and washable paint in red, white, black and brown. Have fun and show off your creative side! 

To watch all the videos back to back click HERE. Or click on each tutorial to watch the individual video.

          Beaver with Maple Leaf Tutorial                                 Fireworks Tutorial                                   Maple Leaf with Design Tutorial                               Canada Day Crown Tutorial

   Maple Leaf with beaver            Fireworks paint            Maple Leaf with Design           crown      


Tune into the Parry Sound Public Libraries YouTube channel for an easy fun Canada Day themed craft for the kids. You will need black paper/bristol board, red and white chalk, scissors and maple leaf cut outs which can be found HERE. Click here for the how-to video. Have fun and get creative! 

Visit Today's Parent for 9 Awesome Canada Day Crafts For Kids! You can make a finger paint flag, a Northern Lights mason jar lantern and more!

                                 Flag Craft                                     Northern Light Craft

Visit CBC Parents for fun crafts, active play ideas, and snack & treat ideas for the kids! 

                                 Craft                                    Moose treat

 Lawn Games

There are so many family fun games that you can try, but here are a few of our favorites! 

Glow In The Dark Ring Toss

Lawn Twister

DIY Sprinkler Jump

Water Balloon Pinata

Water Gun Cup Race

For set up, play instructions, and more games visit HGTVCountry Living, and of course Pinterest

Get creative and HAVE FUN!

                       Games    Games    Games   

                                                  Games    Games    Games



You can click HERE to watch all videos back to back or you can click on each link below to watch each video separately. 

SOAR Rope Skipping Team

Check out the talented athletes from the SOAR Rope Skipping Team as they perform their incredible flips and tricks individually and as a team! Click HERE to watch some of our local talent!

Seguin Sam History Brought to You by the Museum on Tower Hill

Don't know who Seguin Sam is? Or maybe want to learn something new about him? Click HERE to watch the short informative, kid friendly video about Seguin Sam!

Bounce Into Fitness 

Bounce Into Fitness is a local fitness group lead my Miranda Ketcheson. The group uses Kangoo boots and choreographed movements for their low impact, but high intensity exercise classes. Click HERE to watch their sweet moves! 

Georgian Jumpers Skipping Team

These talented young athletes use their skipping ropes and team work to pull off incredible tricks and flips individually and as a team! Click HERE to watch some of our local talent!

Old Fashioned Parade Brought to You by the Museum on Tower Hill

The Museum on Tower Hill collected old photographs from our community members to put together a Virtual Parade! Click HERE to watch the Parade! 

Virtually Guided Biosphere Walk of the Humphrey Nature Trail with the Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve 

Click HERE to go on a 15 minute wilderness adventure of the Humphrey Nature Trail in Seguin. You will be guided by knowledgeable staff of the GBBR through the trail and will be given interesting information about plants, species and animals normally seen on the trail.

Click HERE for more Summer fun with the GBBR! 

Stockey Center Bands on the Bay Performances

While it is the Stockey Center's annual tradition to host regional performers on their bayside patio from June to August, this summer they’ll be bringing the performers to you right in the comfort of your own home… virtually! Join them on Canada Day at 1pm for some sweet tunes via Facebook and YouTube.

Click HERE to tune into the talented performances by Jessica Sevier and Chris Mapstone starting at 1pm. 




You can click HERE to watch all videos back to back via YouTube or you can click on each link below to watch each video separately. 

Mayor Jamie McGarvey's Opening Remarks: Watch video HERE

Member of Parliament Scott Aitchison's Opening Remarks: Watch video HERE

Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswel's Opening Remarks: Watch video HERE

O'Canada with our Local Emergency Services Personnel: Watch video HERE

Award Winning Pyromusical Performance Brought to you by Firemaster Productions: Watch video HERE


Window contest

We had so many amazing submissions for our Window Decorating Contest, a BIG thank-you to everyone that participated! Make sure you take a drive around town to check out all the hard work that our community members put in to decorate!

Below are just a few of our favorites! 



                42 Hilchrest                42 Hilchrest        ♦ 42 Hilchrest Ave: 1st

                6 Kristen Heights                6 Kristen Heights      ♦ 6 Kristen Heights: 2nd


                41 Hilchrest               41 Hilchrest     ♦ 41 Hilchrest Ave: 3rd

Business category


      CLPS         CLPS 2     ♦ Community Living Parry Sound: 1st


      CAA   ♦ CAA: 2nd

       Lakeland         lakeland  ♦ Lakeland Long Term Care: 3rd