Canada 150

July 1st, 2017 brings about the 150th birthday of Canada and the 70th year of Canadian citizenship. To celebrate this monumental occasion, the City of North Bay will be hosting events throughout the year commemorating the historic occasion.  All Canada 150 events are free admission to the public.

The July1st Canada Day festivities will kick off at twelve noon at the Waterfront A.C.T. shelter with the singing of O’Canada and the official cake cutting ceremonies hosted by the Association of Canadian Travelers and the Best Western North Bay Hotel & Conference Centre.

After the opening ceremonies, the North Bay & District Multicultural Centre will host the 10th annual Multicultural Showcase.  This event features an afternoon of performers highlighting the diversity of North Bay through music, song, dance, and other artistic forms.  Be sure to join Discovery North Bay for free entry into their “Hockey, More than just a Game” and Historic Canadian Demonstrations at Discovery North Bay Museum between 12pm – 5pm.  From 10am – 11am there will be cricket coaching followed by a 12pm cricket game held at Amelia soccer field for people ages 16+.  Participants must register in advance by contacting Vindra at 705- 495-8931.There will be three stages featuring live entertainment throughout the day. 

The Kiwanis band shell will feature outstanding local entertainment from 2-5pm and again from 7-10pm.  The headliners for the evening are High Holy Days and Cory Marquardt.

The Discovery stage located behind the Discovery North Bay museum and will feature local bands from 1pm to 5pm.  The Busker stage will be fully functional from 1pm to 5pm as well and will feature singles and duo’s from the area.  The Busker stage is located on Memorial drive near the pedestrian underpass.  All three stages will have free admission. 

Local acts who wish to participate in the shows are invited to provide an artist submission through the City of North Bay website.  Four additional shows at the Kiwanis band shell featuring local entertainment will be announced soon.

The afternoon's agenda of events include the Canada Day Kid Zone that has a wide range of supervised sporting activities for children and, of course, the Heritage Railway Train, carousel rides and face painting. Food vendors will also be set up during the event.

The evening entertainment will include performances from local superstars High Holy Days and Cory Marquardt.  Both have toured across Canada and produced many radio hits.  High Holy Days are known for their rock sound while Cory Marquardt is a fixture on the country festival tour.  A Fireworks Finale will complete the celebration at 10:00 p.m. on the North Bay waterfront.  “The Moose Rocks the Boat” Fireworks cruise is scheduled to depart at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $20.00 each and can be purchased at the Chief Ticket office on the Government Dock or by calling 705-494-8167.

Join us in celebrating Canada 150 events in North Bay.