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Canada Day

Canada Day2017 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: 

In addition to the parade, there will be plenty of activities for all ages at Riverside Park. Beginning with breakfast at the Kemptville Legion, the day will include face painting, organized games, live music all day, swimming at the Kemptville Pool, sports clinics, dance and fitness demonstrations, the annual Keller Williams Charity Volleyball Tournament, a dog agility show, food and market vendors, the Save-Way Driving School Teen Zone Gravel Jam and Battle of the Bands, and the grand finale fireworks show at dusk (around 10pm).

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 through Riverside Park following a route along Concession Road, left on Prescott Street then left again on Rueben Street. Once past the festivities in the park, it will then proceed back onto Prescott Street across the bridge to turn 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

Sponsorship Opportunities:  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.

Call for Performers: The call for performers is now closed.

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.

Celebrate in Maplewood Park:

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 For information or to get involved, email

We’re celebrating our country and our heritage, as well as our community.” says Councillor Frank Onasanya, Chair of the Canada Day Committee.

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