In honour of Canada 150, London Canada Day events and organizers joined together to present a city-wide crawl for the big day... July 1, 2017. Historically, over 100,000 people enjoy FREE and family-friendly festivities at one of London's many Canada Day sites. This year, 10 programs/events were presented in the form of a Passport, encouraging Londoner's to experience curated programming across London, and have a blast right until the fireworks. The 2017 celebrations were:

Eldon House

Byron 

Canada Day with the Byron Optimists

July 1st, 6:30pm – 10:20pm

Byron Optimist Sports Complex, 431 Boler Road

Details: Music, face painting, clowns, radio feeds, kids and family soccer games, frisbees, Flag dedication, dignitary speeches, Canada 150 Day Cake, Singing of Oh, Canada, and Fireworks

Website: https://www.facebook.com/byronoptimists/

Eldon House Confederation Party

July 1st, 2:00pm – 9:00pm
Eldon House, 481 Ridout Street N

Details: Harris Family Introduction, Magic Show, Dining Etiquette lecture, Singing and Cake, Mayoral debate, guest appearance Mayor Matt Brown, Recruiting officer performance, Suffragette Lecture, Slippery Jack Caught, Concert / Background music, Guest Speaker Blake Brown, Guest Speaker Fenian Captain Johnny O’Neil, Recruiting Officer Performance, Harris Family Toast, Singing, Historical lawn games, bubble station, ice cream making station, lemonade station, and craft table

Website: http://www.eldonhouse.ca/canada-day-celebration/

Fanshawe Pioneer Village 

Dominion Day the Old Fashioned Way at Fanshawe Pioneer Village

July 1st, 10:00am – 4:00pm

Fanshawe Pioneer Village, 2609 Fanshawe Park Rd. E

Details: Bubble Blowing, Puppet Show, Dancing, Spelling Bee, Dominion Day Celebrations, Mini Militia with the Royal Scots, Blacksmithing, Dominion Day crafts, Music by the Schotts, Fair Games, Print Shop demonstrations, and Wagon Rides

Website: http://fanshawepioneervillage.ca/events/dominion-day-3

Hyde Park

Celebrating Canada’s 150th Birthday Together in Hyde Park at London’s Outdoor Community Piano

Cancelled  - Due to the extreme weather throughout June, the piano has seized up earlier in the season than expected, and hasn’t been able to dry out. We would still like to encourage everyone to see the amazing painting that the grade 12 art class of Oakridge Secondary School painted for us, as the piano will be on display over the course of the summer.

East London Optimists Canada Day

July 1st, 1:00pm – 8:00pm

Argyle Arena, 1948 Wavell Street

Details: Cake, Live Bands, Reptile Show, Project PLAY, Community booths, Vendor Booths, Kids Crafts, Face Painting, Temp Tattoos, Outdoor Games, Bubble Soccer, BBQ Food, and Fireworks

Website: https://www.facebook.com/eastlondonopt/

East London 

Harris Park

London Celebrates Canada: Canada Day 150

July 1, 2017, 12pm – Fireworks (starting at 10:00pm)
Harris Park, 530 Ridout St N

 

Details: First Nations Gathering, Ribbon Cutting, Time Capsule Burial, Parade, Ceremonies, Entertainment, London Dance Festival, Live Music, London Dance Festival, Talent Contest, and Fireworks

Website: http://www.celebratecanada.info/

London Children's Museum

London Children’s Museum Canada Day Celebration!

July 1 and 2, 2017, 10:00am – 5:00pm

London Children’s Museum, 21 Wharncliffe Rd S

 

Details: Free Admission, Explore our Galleries, Make your own fireworks!, Traditional Indigenous stories, and Interact with artefacts. 

Website: http://www.londonchildrensmuseum.ca/calendar/events/canada-day-celebrations

South London

2017 Canada Day – A Family Celebration in South London

July 1, 2017, 2:00pm – 10:00pm 

South London Community Centre, 1119 Jalna Blvd
 

Details: Food Vendors, Inflatable Rides, Cake, Free Spray Pad, Movie, Activity Tent with crafts and  photo booth, and Drone Light Show with Fireworks
Website: http://www.southlondoncanadaday.com/

Summerside

Celebrate Canada's 150th in Summerside

July 2, 2017, 8:00pm – 10:30pm 

Meadowgate Park, 3155 Meadowgate Blvd.

Details: Concession stand with drinks, snacks, and glow sticks and Fireworks
Website: https://www.facebook.com/summersideoptimistclub/

Museum London

Canada Day Weekend at Museum London

July 1 and 2, 2017, 12:00pm – 4:00pm 

Museum London, 421 Ridout Street North

Details: Tours of exhibits, Crafts and interactive activities, Maple sugar treats, Storytelling, and Light projections
Website: http://museumlondon.ca/programs-events/event/1477/2017/07/02

Photos from
London's Passport to Canada Day 2017

Photography by Andrew Harris-Schulz

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London's Passport to Canada Day 2017

Videography by Andrew Harris-Schulz