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What's happening on Canada Day in North Durham


COURTNEY MCCLURE The Standard


NORTH DURHAM: On Canada Day, July 1st, 2024, the Township of Scugog will be hosting a celebration in Palmer Park.

The first activity starts at 10:30 a.m. with the Canada Day parade, featuring ‘Vettes for Vets.’ Then the official Canada Day ceremony starts at 11 a.m. in Palmer Park.

From there, further celebration continues with the Scugog Dragon boat Tours at the pier. Throughout the day, there will be live music and multiple bands playing at the gazebo in the park.

The day will end at 10 p.m. with fireworks over Lake Scugog.

The Scugog Canada Day committee is looking for volunteers with antique cars, spyders, and corvettes to join the parade.

Military vehicles, antique cars and corvettes are asked to meet at the Port Perry Legion. Other vehicles like bikes and spyders will meet at the west side of Port Perry High School. And community groups will meet at the high school, too.

These meetings will take place on July 1st at 9:30 a.m.

If you would like to participate in the parade please email events@scugog.ca. All interested groups need to confirm participation by contacting events@scugog.ca.

But North Durham isn’t done yet; on Canada Day, in Brock Township, there will be a classic and custom car and truck show in MacLeod Park in Cannington.

Inflatable slides, rides and more will be set up at 11 a.m. in the park. Like many other Canada Day celebrations, the Brock Township event ends with fireworks at dusk.

Volunteers are also needed for this event. As a volunteer, you will be responsible for various tasks depending on the day you choose to help out.

For example, if you helping out on June 30th, you will set up tables and chairs, decorating the park, tent setup and more.

If you choose to volunteer on July 1st, Canada Day, you can work all day, or list the time you are available. Your tasks may include manning the BBQ, serving or operating a concession stand, main table guest assistance and more.

You can also volunteer to help with cleanup after the event. The cleanup on July 2nd will most likely begin around 9 a.m.

If you are interested in helping out with this Canada Day event, please contact Cannington Lions Club. The volunteer form is available on their website, canningtonlionsclub.ca.

Join Uxbridge for their FREE Canada Day celebration at Elgin Park on July 1st. The gates will open at 6 p.m and the evening will end with a fireworks display.

About four years ago, the Township of Uxbridge was unable to host their annual Canada Day fireworks display and further celebration.

So the Uxbridge Canada Day committee organized a house decoration contest. For the contest, participants were asked to enter through social media.

The house decorating contest is back in 2024!

The rules for the contest are as follows: decorate your house, lawn, family or even your pets for Canada Day. Then you must share your photos on Facebook.

When posting, please include the hashtag #UxbridgeProud2024 and the Uxbridge Canada Day account; Canada Day Uxbridge.

Once you have shared your photos, your friends and family can “vote” my liking your post.

The top three posts with the most votes will win. Participants have from now until June 29th, 11:59 p.m. to post and vote.

The winners will be announced on Facebook on July 1st 2024.

Prizes and further information will be posted on the Canada Day Uxbridge Facebook page.

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