2017 marks Canada's sesquicentennial, and here in North Grenville we plan to make this 150th birthday a party to remember! Again this year, the community will have the opportunity to celebrate with family, friends and neighbours in one of two locations - Riverside Park (Kemptville) and Maplewood Park (Oxford Mills). The Municipality of North Grenville will host a community fireworks display at dusk in Riverside Park. Watch this page for updates on events in both locations or find us on Facebook.
Celebrate in Riverside Park:
Riverside Park Schedule of Events
|8am-10am||Breakfast at the Royal Canadian Legion ($5 per person)|
|10:30am||Flag Raising Ceremony hosted by the Royal Canadian Legion|
|11am||Hardstones Refreshment Tent Opens, other food vendors and Legion open|
|11am-12pm||Sharon Hicks Insurance Stage: British Invasion (1960’s British)|
|11am-11:30am||Kids Bike/Wagon/Stroller Parade (Family Zone)|
|11am-7:30pm||Illusionist Kevin Smith Strolling Magic Tricks (Family Zone)|
|11am-4pm||Organized Kids Games & Activities (Family Zone)|
|11am- 3pm||North Grenville Fire Service Obstacle Course (Family Zone)|
|11am-4pm||North Grenville Curling Club Street Curling (Family Zone)|
|11am-2pm||Frank’s Soccer Training Academy Fun Clinic (Family Zone)|
|11am – 4pm||Dill Flower Studios Face Painting (Family Zone)|
|11am-10pm||Country Side Henna Temporary Tattoos (Family Zone)|
|11am-3pm||Kids Inflatables (Family Zone)|
|11am-2pm||Big Sky Ranch Petting Zoo (Family Zone)|
|11:30am-12:15pm||Illusionist Kevin Smith Performance (Family Zone)|
|12:05pm-12:45pm||Sharon Hicks Insurance Stage: Carny Corbett (Eclectic Rock)|
|12:15pm-12:35pm||Heure du conte (Family Zone)|
|12:30pm-1:30pm||Free Public Swim at the Kemptville Pool|
|12:50pm-1:50pm||Sharon Hicks Insurance Stage: Moore & McGregor (Folk/Celtic Acoustic)|
|1pm-2pm||Paws4Fun Dog Agility Show (Family Zone)|
|1pm-3pm||Bingo at the Royal Canadian Legion|
|1:30pm-2:30pm||Games for children (10 and under) at the Royal Canadian Legion|
|1:45pm-2:45pm||Free Family Swim at the Kemptville Pool|
|1:55pm-2:55pm||Sharon Hicks Insurance Stage: The K-Town Trio (Easy Listening/Folk)|
|3pm-3:45pm||Celtic Rathscallions Performance (Family Zone)|
|3pm-4pm||Free Public Swim at the Kemptville Pool|
|3pm-4pm||Sharon Hicks Insurance Stage: Rosewood (Easy Listening/Folk)|
|4pm-5pm||Rotary Canada Day Parade (Watch from Prescott Street)|
|5pm-6pm||Sharon Hicks Insurance Stage: Happy Crap (Celtic/Folk)|
|5:30pm-5:50pm||English Story Time (Family Zone)|
|6pm-6:45pm||Illusionist Kevin Smith Performance (Family Zone)|
|6:05pm-7:05pm||Sharon Hicks Insurance Stage: Miserable Cooks (Progressive Country/Rock)|
|6:45pm-7:30pm||The Junkyard Symphony (Family Zone)|
|7:10pm-8:10pm||Sharon Hicks Insurance Stage: Phlat Black & Blue (Classic Rock/Originals)|
|7:30pm-9:30pm||FREE Family Glow in the Dark dance - sponsored by Jansen Law and Armstrong Psychological Services (Armoury)|
|8:15pm-9:15pm||Sharon Hicks Insurance Stage: Age of Wisdom (Classic Rock)|
|9:20pm-10:00pm||Sharon Hicks Insurance Stage: FTRSL (Future Pop/R&B)|
Volunteers - we need your help
Preparations for Canada’s 150th birthday celebrations are well under way in North Grenville and the Canada Day Committee is seeking enthusiastic individuals to help make the 150th the best celebration yet. Please complete this online form to indicate your interest and our Volunteer Coordinator will contact you to follow up. For more information regarding volunteering, contact Mary Lang-Wilson at 613-258-9569 ext. 120 or email
Canada Day Parade
The parade will depart from Campus Drive at the Kemptville Campus at 4:00 pm on July 1st and make its way up Prescott Street, then left on Clothier Street West and disperse in the Holy Cross Church parking lot (Click here to see map or click here for google map). There will be bands and dignitaries as well as awards recognizing honourees and prize winning floats. Parade Registration Package is available here or by completing this online form.
Fun Mixed Recreational Volleyball Tournament
Canada Day Fun Mixed Recreational Volleyball Tournament: Download registration form here.
In order to make the 150th celebration a memorable one, the Canada Day Committee is seeking sponsors to assist in the presentation of the July 1st events in Riverside Park. Click here for more information.
Food and Market Vendors
There is no fee to participate as a market vendor in Riverside Park, however you are required to pre-register with us so that we can plan to provide adequate space for all vendors. Food/Market Vendors and Community booths can register online by clicking here.
There are many ways to get involved in this year's events. We are recruiting volunteers for planning or to help on event day, businesses and community groups are welcome to assist in planning, volunteering to organize activities or sponsoring entertainment and prizes. To share your ideas and/or get involved in any way, contact Tammy Hurlbert, Recreation Coordinator for the Municipality of North Grenville, at or 613-258-9569 ext.123.
Special thanks to our generous sponsors!
|Presenting Partner||Main Stage Sponsor||Dining Tent Sponsor||Flag Sponsor||Maple Leaf Sponsor|
The Oxford Mills Community Association (OMCA) will also host an afternoon of family fun, games and live music at Maplewood Park in Oxford Mills. Stay up to date with OMCA events on their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/OxfordMills/.
Schedule of Events for Canada Day Celebrations in Oxford Mills (subject to change)
Location: Maplewood Park, Oxford Mills
|11:45 am||Dignitaries Arrive|
|12:00 pm||Procession to Flagpole, Flag raising, John Baldwin leads in the singing of O'Canada|
|12:15 pm||Grenville Grass - Traditional Acoustic Bluegrass|
|12:45 pm||St. Lawrence Swordfighters Guild Demonstration|
|1:00 pm||Wildflower - Old Country Music|
|1:30 pm||Tug of War Challenge|
|1:45 pm||County Road 44 - Traditional Acoustic Bluegrass|
|2:15 pm||Tug of War Challenge, Free Canada Cake|
|2:30 pm||George Buys - Rhythm 'n Blues|
|3:00 pm||Lions Club 50/50 Draw, Silent Auction Closes|
|3:15 pm||Happy Crap - Pseudo-Celtic Garage Band|
|3:45 pm||3:45 pm - Silent Auction Winners Announced|
Ongoing Events: Fire Truck Display (12pm to 2pm) Traditional Kids Games (12pm to 4pm), Silent Auction, free Cake and tree seedlings, Lions Club 50/50, burgers, and crepes by Dial-a-Chef.
“We’re celebrating our country and our heritage, as well as our community.” says Councillor Frank Onasanya, Chair of the Canada Day Committee.