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Canada Day

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-10amBreakfast at the Royal Canadian Legion ($5 per person)
10:30amFlag Raising Ceremony hosted by the Royal Canadian Legion
10:45amTree Dedication Ceremony (Family Zone)
11amHardstones Refreshment Tent, food vendors and Legion open
11am-12pmSharon Hicks Insurance Stage: British Invasion (1960’s British)
11am-11:30amKids Bike/Wagon/Stroller Parade (Family Zone)
11am-11:30amJeux d’enfants en français (Family Zone)
11am-7:30pmIllusionist Kevin Smith Strolling Magic Tricks (Family Zone)
11am-4pmOrganized Kids Games & Activities (Family Zone)
11am- 3pmNorth Grenville Fire Service Obstacle Course (Family Zone)
11am-4pmNorth Grenville Curling Club Street Curling (Family Zone)
11am-2pmFrank’s Soccer Training Academy Fun Clinic (Family Zone)
11am – 4pmDill Flower Studios Face Painting (Family Zone)
11am-8pmSaveway Driving School Gravel Jam (Skateboard Park)
11am-10pmCountry Side Henna Temporary Tattoos (Family Zone)
11am-4pmKids Inflatables (Family Zone)
11am-2pmBig Sky Ranch Petting Zoo (Family Zone)
11:30am-12:15pmIllusionist Kevin Smith Performance (Family Zone)
12:05pm-12:45pmSharon Hicks Insurance Stage: Carny Corbett (Eclectic Rock)
12:15pm-12:35pmHeure du conte (Family Zone)
12:30-1:00pmKerplunk (Family Zone)
12:30pm-1:30pmFree Public Swim at the Kemptville Pool
12:50pm-1:50pmSharon Hicks Insurance Stage: Moore & McGregor (Folk/Celtic Acoustic)
1:00-1:20pmFlamingo Ring Toss (Family Zone)
1pm-2pmPaws4Fun Dog Agility Show (Family Zone)
1pm-3pmBingo at the Royal Canadian Legion
1:20-1:40pmNoodle Croquet (Family Zone)
1:30pm-2:30pmGames for children (10 and under) at the Royal Canadian Legion
1:40-2:10pmWater balloons (Family Zone)
1:45pm-2:45pmFree Family Swim at the Kemptville Pool
1:55pm-2:55pmSharon Hicks Insurance Stage: The K-Town Trio (Easy Listening/Folk)
2:10-2:30pmTarget Golf (Family Zone)
2:30-3:00pmLarge Tic-Tac-Toe (Family Zone)
3pm-3:45pmCeltic Rathscallions Performance (Family Zone)
3pm-4pmFree Public Swim at the Kemptville Pool
3pm-4pmSharon Hicks Insurance Stage: Rosewood (Easy Listening/Folk)
3:45-4:00pmPool Noodle Keep-Up (Family Zone)
4pm-5pmRotary Canada Day Parade (Watch from Prescott Street)
5pm-6pmSharon Hicks Insurance Stage: Happy Crap (Celtic/Folk)
5:30pm-5:50pmEnglish Story Time (Family Zone)
6pm-6:45pmIllusionist Kevin Smith Performance (Family Zone)
6:05pm-7:05pmSharon Hicks Insurance Stage: Miserable Cooks (Progressive Country/Rock)
6:45pm-7:30pmThe Junkyard Symphony (Family Zone)
7:10pm-8:10pmSharon Hicks Insurance Stage: Phlat Black & Blue (Classic Rock/Originals)
7:30pm-9:30pmFREE Family Glow in the Dark dance - sponsored by Jansen Law and Armstrong Psychological Services (Armoury)
8:15pm-9:15pmSharon Hicks Insurance Stage: Age of Wisdom (Classic Rock)
9:20pm-10:00pmSharon Hicks Insurance Stage: FTRSL (Future Pop/R&B)
10:00 pmFireworks!


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.

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.

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! 

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Presenting Partner Main Stage Sponsor Dining Tent Sponsor Flag Sponsor Maple Leaf Sponsor


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

Schedule of Events for Canada Day Celebrations in Oxford Mills (subject to change)
Location: Maplewood Park, Oxford Mills

11:45 amDignitaries Arrive
12:00 pmProcession to Flagpole, Flag raising, John Baldwin leads in the singing of O'Canada
12:15 pmGrenville Grass - Traditional Acoustic Bluegrass
12:45 pmSt. Lawrence Swordfighters Guild Demonstration
1:00 pmWildflower - Old Country Music
1:30 pmTug of War Challenge
1:45 pmCounty Road 44 - Traditional Acoustic Bluegrass
2:15 pmTug of War Challenge, Free Canada Cake
2:30 pmGeorge Buys - Rhythm 'n Blues
3:00 pmLions Club 50/50 Draw, Silent Auction Closes
3:15 pmHappy Crap - Pseudo-Celtic Garage Band
3:45 pm3:45 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.