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Canada Day Celebrations in Owen Sound

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    C A N A D A  D A Y 

    Owen Sound celebrates Canada Day with tons of family entertainment, games and attractions throughout the day, followed by an outstanding evening music program and a spectacular fireworks display over the bay.

    This year's evening show stars national touring artist Coco Love Alcorn  and a world-class band, featuring songs from her soon-to-be-released album Wonderland. 

    Friday July 1st, 2016


    Starting at 12 noon at Kelso Beach Park

    ADMISSION: No charge, but donations are welcome!

    PARKING: The outside lanes of the Eddie Sargent Parkway will be closed on July 1st for public parking. Parking also available in the outer parking areas of Kelso Beach Park, at Timothy Christian School, and at the Owen Sound Medical Centre.

    PETS: Pets and fireworks don't mix! Please leave your pets at home on Canada Day.

    WEATHER: The Canada Day Celebration is a rain-or-shine event. Some activities may be cancelled or shortened due to rain, but we will keep them going as much as is possible and safe.

    Kelso Beach

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    KIDS - Play all day for FREE

    • Bouncy Castles & Carnival Games
    • The Great Canadian Swampstompers Kids Show 2:30 & 4 p.m. - amphitheatre
    • Good Cheer Splash Pad - Bring your swimsuit and towel
    • Adventure Playground
    • Satellites Gymnastics Demonstrations 12 to 3 p.m.
    • Curvey Lines art lessons & animation workshop - Gazebo
    • Fun Movement Classes for the Family presented by HER Grey Bruce - amphitheatre
      • Bam528! Bamtastic Drumming! 1 to 1:30 p.m.
      • Qi Gong with Mark 1:30 p.m.
      • Yoga for Kids with Becky 2:00 p.m.
      • Line Dancing with Margaret 3:00 p.m.
      • Classic Nia with Esther 3:30 p.m.
      • International Folk Dancing with May 4:30 p.m.
      • Zumba with Emily 5:00 p.m.

    KUGO Body Art 12 to 7 pm

    Decorative face painting and temporary airbrush tattoos.

    Grey Bruce Youth Talent Showcase event 12 to 5 pm

    Come on out to cheer on your favourites! In the Gazebo. Presented in association with Before They Were Famous Pop & Rock School.

    Food Vendors open all day

    Ice creamHeavenly Dreams Ice Cream Inc.

    soft ice cream, slushies, popsicles, milkshakes, banana boats.

    Pizza Hut

    Pizza slices, Pepsi products

    Prancing Pachyderms Kettle Corn Co.

    freshly popped kettle popcorn, fresh lemonade

    Just A Cup

    hot and iced coffee, hot and iced tea, hot chocolate

    Fired Up at Grilled in Action

    burgers, fresh cut fries, poutine, soft ice cream, fried chicken and more

    Catto's Candy Booth

    candy floss, candy, popcorn

    Top Dog

    hot dogs, sausage on a bun, pop, cotton candy, sno cones

    Maria's Gelato & Grill, Keady

    perogies and gelato

    The Bavarian Hut

    Naanwich wraps (flatbread & toppings): Bratwurst, Italian Meatballs, Philly Roast Pork, Schnitzel

    Donut Diner

    fresh, hot mini donuts

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    hamburgers, hotdogs, french fries, soft drinks



    quench buggy, logo, filtered, water, refillableNo bottled water sold on site. Bring your own water bottle and refill for free! 

    Fresh filtered water provided by Quench Buggy.

    Evening Entertainment


    9:00 PM Coco Love Alcorn

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    Every live show is like taking flight, and Coco Love Alcorn is the ultimate pilot. The blistering force of her vocals, her stirring songwriting, years of passion and experience on the stage and her “leap and the net will appear” performance style make for a powerful, provocative journey. With her latest project The Spirit Sessions and brand new album Wonderland, Coco takes her personal spiritual journey and somehow finds the exact place where it meets yours, and you can always be sure Coco will come in for a soft and certain landing. You just have to come along for the ride.

    Jon Foster - Drums

    Drew McIvor - Keyboard/Guitar

    Randy Martin - Upright Bass

    ​Coco's website

    8:00 PM The Great Canadian Swampstompers

    Also: 2:30 & 4:00 PM Swampstompers Kids Shows

    Busting out of the northern swamps of Grey-Bruce, The Great
    Canadian Swampstompers blend melody, wit, and dynamic
    rock and roll showmanship to create a sound all their own.
    Songs about lovers, losers, truckers and toilers delivered with
    a passion that makes everything old new again.
    Ted Rusk (vocals/guitar)
    Dylan McMullin (vocals/harmonica/accordion/guitar)
    Lauren Jewell (vocals/bass/poi fire dance)
    Steven Danard (drum kit/percussion)

    Swampstompers website

    6:30 - 8:00 PM:

    Owen Sound City Band

    Opening Ceremony

    O Canada sung by Abby Woodhouse

    Georgian Bay Caledonia Pipe Band with Royal Canadian Legion Branch 6 Owen Sound Colour Party

    Owen Sound Fireworks



    10:00 PM

    Spectacular display over Owen Sound Bay presented by PyroWorld Inc.




    519-371-9833 (toll-free 1-888-675-5555)


    Celebrate Canada / Le Canada en fête

    We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada.

    Canada wordmark

    Nous reconnaissons l'appui financier du gouvernement du Canada.


    2016 Owen Sound Canada Day Sponsors:


    Allen-Hastings Limited
    Andrew E. Drury, Barrister & Solicitor
    Baljit Grewal Law Office
    Bikeface Cycling
    The Casual Mortgage Guy
    Cemacon Services
    Chatsworth Insurance Brokers Ltd
    Cook's Plumbing & Heating
    Davidson, Shouldice & Shute Optometrists
    Dr. Alex Klym, DDS
    Dr. Dors & Dr. Traynor Optometrists
    Fisher & DeBoer Ltd.
    Forcier Grant Lawyers
    FP Transport Inc.
    Gas Plus
    Georgian Yacht Club
    Goliger's Travel Plus
    Grey Bruce Business Service
    Grey Bruce Physiotherapy
    Harold Sutherland Construction
    Hastie Small Engines Ltd.
    Hilltop Dentistry
    Horton & Horton Barristers & Solicitors
    JA/LAND 2005 Ltd.
    Ken Philp Climate Care
    Knights Inn
    Lynjo Electric Motors
    MacDonnell Fuels Ltd.
    Margaret Anley, CPA, CA
    Martin's School Transit
    Nathaniel's Restaurant
    Nurse Next Door Georgian Bay
    On Track Door Systems Grey Bruce
    Owen Sound Audiology
    Owen Sound Honda
    Owen Sound Ledgerock
    Owen Sound Vault Works Ltd.
    Phoenix Books
    Pickard Construction
    Ron Hopper Real Estate Ltd.
    Tom Hall Refrigeration Ltd.
    VR Collision Services
    Wakeford & Company
    Wayne G. Hamill Bookkeeping & Income Tax


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