North Bay, ON – June 15, 2022 – This July 1st marks the 155th birthday of Canada and the 77th year of Canadian citizenship.
To celebrate this monumental occasion, the North Bay Canada Day Committee initiated a school-wide poster challenge. The theme for the thirteenth annual Canada Day Poster Challenge was ‘Canada Pride.’ The Committee has invited students from area elementary schools to illustrate how people, places and events have made us proud of our nation. During the Canada Day opening ceremonies on July 1st, the poster winner will formally be presented to the public.
Registration for the annual Canada Day Road Race will start at 8:30 am at the A.C.T Shelter and the North Bay Museum will be offering free “Drop in STEM Activities” from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Canada Day festivities will officially kick off at noon at the Waterfront Kiwanis Bandshell with opening ceremonies and the singing of O’Canada.
The afternoon's agenda of events include face painting and the Canada Day Kid Zone, featuring a wide range of supervised sporting activities. The Heritage Railway Train and Carousel Company will be operating from 10 a.m. to dusk (tickets are $2 per ride, or three rides for $5.00 or seven rides for $10). Food vendors will also be set up during the event.
There will be evening entertainment from 8:30 p.m. until 10 p.m. followed by a Fireworks Finale to complete the celebration at the North Bay waterfront. The Moose Rocks the Boat Fireworks cruise is scheduled to depart at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $31 each for adults and $15.93 for children under the age of 12. They can be purchased at the Chief Ticket office on the King’s Landing wharf or by calling 705-494-8167.