Canada Day and County Town Carnival

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Canada Day 2017

Celebrate Canada 150 in Victoria Fields with live performances, kids activities, fireworks and more!


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Event Details


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Schedule of Events

Mayor's Bike Ride
10:30 a.m. - Please meet at the Bike Valet located along the Waterfront Trail near Port Whitby Marina. Please follow the Bike Valet directional signs.  
Main Stage Events
12:00 p.m. - Official Opening Ceremony 
12:15 p.m. - Random Acts of Rhythm (Interactive activity) 
1:15 p.m. - Davis and Grant Band (Bluegrass) 
2:15 p.m. - Stixxsteelpan (Steelpan performance) 
3:15 p.m. - Whitby Brass Band
4:15 p.m. - Socks and Sandals (Children's performance)  
5:15 p.m. - Whitby Idol Finalists Performances 
6:15 p.m. - Jackson Fox Band (Rock, pop, modern country and alternative) 
7:15 p.m. - Barbara Lynn Doran (Rock and Country) 
8:15 p.m. - Big Bang Band (Classic Rock) 
Port Whitby Marina Stage Events
1:00 p.m. - Citizenship Ceremony 
3:00 p.m. - Waterski Show
4:00 p.m. - Peter Merilovich and Sue Latimer (Blues) 
5:00 p.m. - Waterski Show
6:00 p.m. - Obsolete (Youth Band) 
7:00 p.m. - Sue Vinnick (Blues) 
8:00 p.m. - Bruce Gorrie Band (Jazz) 
9:00 p.m. - Jack De Keyzer (Blues Rock and Soul)
  • Community Connection Fireworks at approximately 9:30 p.m.
  • Kids games, crafts, petting zoo and jumping castles
  • Local entertainment throughout the day
  • Waterski shows at Port Whitby Marina
  • Food and Community Vendors

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Accessing the Event

Driving: If you're driving to the event please note that Henry Street is closed from Arthur Street to the North Whitby GO Station and OPP entrance. Victoria Fields can be accessed using Brock Street or Lake Ridge Road from the north, Victoria Street from the east or west, and Gordon Street from the South.

Parking: Residents are encouraged to use active transportation, such as walking or biking, to access this event. A free bike valet is available to store and lock your bike.

Limited parking is available in the following lots:

  • Whitby GO Station (access only available on Brock Street and Victoria Street)
  • Iroquois Park Sports Centre parking lot
  • Water Street side lot (limited space)

Active Transportation: Residents are encouraged to walk, bike or use other forms of active transportation to access the event grounds.

Map:


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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I bring my dog?
    • Yes, dogs are welcome as long as they are on a leash, under control of their owner and owner's pick-up after them.
  • Are there shuttle buses/transportation for the event?
    • There are no shuttle busses, but residents can access the event using Durham Region Transit.
  • Will the construction on Henry Street affect the event?
    • Yes, this will make accessing the event parking limited to Victoria Street only.
  • What should I bring?
    • Sunscreen, hats, umbrellas, blankets and lawn chairs.
    • If you are staying for fireworks, please be prepared for wet grounds. Pack your blankets and lawn chairs! 

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Get Involved

  • Volunteer Opportunities
    Information about the many volunteer opportunities at all Town of Whitby events can be found on our Volunteer page.
  • Sponsorship Opportunities
    Aspects of most Town of Whitby events are sponsored by local businesses and community organizations. To find out how your organization can contribute to Canada Day County Town Carnival please contact the Manager of Advertising and Sponsorship Sales via email or phone 905.430.4300 x7488.

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors

  • Bell
  • Menzies Chrysler
  • Fieldgate Homes
  • Ontario Power Generation
  • Highmark Homes