[Image courtesy City of Oshawa]

Canada Day the Durham Way – join celebrations

The community is being encouraged to take part in the region-wide celebration where the Region of Durham and the other eight municipalities of Durham Region have put together a virtual line-up for everyone to enjoy from the comfort of their homes.

The online festivities will run from 2 pm to 5 pm on July 1.

This first-of-its-kind event will feature an exciting lineup of local performers and family-friendly entertainment. The livestream will also feature shout-outs from local celebrities and representation from each municipality in Durham Region—celebrating the region’s diversity and heritage.

The City of Oshawa will also have various activities for families to do at home including colouring pages, arts and craft activities, community partner information and more. To view the various activities available visit www.oshawa.ca/CanadaDay for more details.

“In these days of Covid-19 and social-distancing, what a great, safe way to celebrate all of the wonderful things we are blessed with in Durham Region!” said Councillor Rick Kerr, Chair of the Community Services Committee and Regional and City Councillor for Ward 4.

The Line-up

New and exciting performances and family friendly entertainment have been announced for the event including:
• O’Canada performed by local artist, Kalista Wilson
• Baking beaver tails with MasterChef Canada winner and host of Mary’s Kitchen Crush, Mary Berg
• Soca entertainment from The Fuh Fun Band
• Performance by The Doozies
• Face painting and juggling demonstrations
• Entertainment from Durham Street
• Performance by I, The Mountain
• Kids entertainment from Andy Griffiths
• Charcuterie board creation by Krumbs Breadery
• Get up and get moving demo from Hoop You
• Jess & Tay
• Andy Earle and the Bandits
• A virtual firework montage

The livestream will be hosted by Durham Radio host Terry Johnston and will feature shout-outs from local celebrities and representation from each municipality in Durham Region—celebrating the region’s diversity and heritage. For a full list of entertainment, please visit durham.ca/CanadaDay.

What: Hosted in collaboration between the Region of Durham and all eight local area municipalities, Canada Day the Durham Way will be a way for residents to celebrate the region’s unique attractions, see familiar faces and stay connected—while staying physically distant. The virtual event will be a celebration of our multicultural landscape and cultures; exciting performers; one-of-a-kind children’s activities; and musical talent.

Where: Canada Day the Durham Way will be broadcast on Durham Tourism Facebook Live and Rogers TV Durham, 2 to 5 pm.

Why: In response to the cancellation of traditional Canada Day events—due to the Covid-19 pandemic—the Region and all eight local area municipalities decided to celebrate through a collaborative and virtual event.

Note: Show your national pride by sharing photos using #DurhamStrong on social media. Post your photos and tag your local municipality or @RegionofDurham on Facebook or Twitter for a chance to have your photos featured during the live event.

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