2016 Canada Day Community Celebration

On Friday, July 1st, 2016 join the City of Thorold as we celebrate Canada Day with a community celebration in the Battle of Beaverdams Park in downtown Thorold. There will be children's activities, family friendly fun, entertainment and fireworks!  Come dressed in red and white to celebrate our great Nation.

Canada Day Community Celebration Event Schedule

Time Event Details
12:30 p.m. Opening Ceremonies
Singing of O Canada
Bandshell Stage
12:45 p.m. Free Cupcakes

Decorate Your Bike Contest

Canada Day decorated bikes
Bike contest sponsored by Thorold Community Credit Union:
- 1st prize $100 in a Thorold Community Credit Union Savings Account
- 2nd prize $50 in a Thorold Community Credit Union Savings Account
- 3rd prize $25 in a Thorold Community Credit Union Savings Account

1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Mad Science Niagara Mad Science logo
Get hands on with a Mad Scientist.
1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Niagara Inflatables  Niagara Inflatables    Toy Story Bouncer
Bouncy castles and obstacle course in the kids' zone.
1:15 p.m. Calvin the Magician   Calvin the Magician 1st show at the bandshell
1:50 p.m. Mini Town Criers Meet at the anchor at 1:30 p.m.
2:15 p.m. Calvin the Magician Calvin the Magician 2nd show at the bandshell
3:30 p.m. Thorold Reed Band Thorold Reed Band Clarinet players
Enjoy the music with a great selection of current hits and golden oldies
5:00 p.m. Spencer MacKenzie Spencer MacKenzie photo
In 2013 he won the Niagara Music Awards Rising Star award and was selected to perform at the 2016 Youth Showcase at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis but he has barely begun his journey.
6:30 p.m. Renegade

Local favourites Renegade, play everything from AC/CD to ZZ Top - they have something for everyone.
8:15 p.m. Jack DeKeyzer Jack DeKeyzer photo
Two time Juno Award winner and 7 time Maple Blues winner - Jack is a crowd pleaser!
10:15 p.m. FIREWORKS!!!

*All times are approximate*


   Enjoy delicious food from Waxy's on Wheels.

Splash of Colour photo Have airbrush painting or temporary glitter body tattoos applied by Splash of Colour.

Military Vehicle Enjoy the interactive display of military vehicles by the Niagara Military Vehicle Association.



Without the generosity of our sponsors, donors and community friends, the 2016 Canada Day Community Celebration would not be possible. We thank you for your contribution to help us host this wonderful community event.  Click on the logos below for more information about our sponsors.


Flight Locks Sponsor - $5000


Battle of Beaverdams - $2500


Thorold Tunnel Sponsor - $1500

Mountainview Homes logo               CN logo


DeCew House Sponsor - $500

Niagara This Week logo                                        Walker Industries logo                        


Keefer Mansion Sponsor - $250

Tim Hortons logo             Henderson's Pharmacy logo


Chestnut Hall Sponsor - $100

CUPE Local 151 logo


                  Government of Canada logo                                               City of Thorold logo



Application forms and information for vendors and community service groups as well as sponsorship packages, are available for those interested in participating in the 2016 Canada Day Community Celebration.  

For more information or to volunteer, please contact Ginger Derochie, Recreation Coordinator at 905-227-6613 ext. 231 or ginger@thorold.com.