Canada Day is definitely one of the most fun filled days of the summer. It’s a day to get outside, enjoy the warm weather and surround yourself with family and friends. However, due to the pandemic, I’m sure many of us are missing out on our regular Canada Day celebrations.

 

Unfortunately, the Canada Day activities at Ma-Te-Way Park have been cancelled this year. For now we can look back on last year’s Canada Day activities at Ma-Te-Way. In 2019, there were a variety of free family activities for the community. These activities included video games, balloon art, facepainting, bouncy castles, giant games and characters. There were different shows presenting magic and live music. In addition to the entertainment, there were food and drink vendors and birthday cake to keep everyone’s hunger satisfied. Of course, the night ended off with a spectacular firework show. Similar activities to these ones happen every year at Ma-Te-Way Park!

 

Since Canada Day is different this year, if you are stuck on what activities to do, the Government of Canada invites you to two national celebrations- on television, radio, Facebook and YouTube. There will be entertainment by many famous Canadian artists.

Check it out at: https://www.canada.ca/fr/patrimoine-canadien/campagnes/fete-canada.html.

 

However you chose to spend you Canada Day today, you should definitely end off the night with some fireworks. Luckily, there is a virtual Canada Day firework show at 10 pm. It will be visible with a smart phone or computer.

Details can be found here: https://www.canada.ca/fr/patrimoine-canadien/campagnes/fete-canada/feu-artifice-virtuel.html

 

Next year’s Canada Day event in Renfrew will be sure to be the best one yet. Here are some photos from past Canada Day celebrations to help us get excited for Canada Day 2021!

 

Canada Day cake served at Ma-Te-Way.

 

Canada Day 2017- Photo taken by Tiffany Lepack/Metroland (from insideottawavalley)

 

Canada Day 2017- Photo taken by Tiffany Lepack/Metroland (from insideottawavalley)

 

Entertainment by Aerik Watson. Photo taken by Jonathan Mulvihill/Torstar (from insideottawavalley)

 

Canada Day 2019. Photo taken by Jonathan Mulvihill/Torstar (from insideottawavalley)

 

Written by Makenna Moran

Marketing and Communications Student for the Town of Renfrew