2018 Canada Day Community Celebration

 On Sunday, July 1st, 2018 join the City of Thorold as we celebrate the 151st 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
12:00 p.m. Opening Ceremonies

Singing of O Canada by Young at Heart Thorold Seniors Choir
Bandshell Stage
12:00 p.m. Niagara Military Vehicles Association Check out their amazing vehicles and displays at the south entrance of the park.
12:30 p.m. Calvin the Magician

 Calvin the Magician 

Calvin offers a fast paced thirty five minute magic show, laced with comedy and audience participation.

1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Niagara Inflatables 

 Niagara Inflatables    Toy Story Bouncer
Bouncy castles and obstacle course in the kids' zone.

1:30 p.m. Decorate Your Bike Contest

Canada Day decorated bikes
Bike contest sponsored by Thorold Community Credit Union:

  • First Place - $100 savings account
  • Second Place - $50 savings account
  • Third Place - $25 savings account
  • prizes for all other entries
2:00 p.m. Thorold Reed Band Thorold Reed Band Clarinet players
Enjoy the music with a great selection of current hits and golden oldies
3:45 p.m. Calvin the Magician

Calvin the Magician

Calvin's show is guaranteed to make your spirits soar, it has been polished to perfection over the course of 24 years.

5:00 p.m. The Wanted

Photo of musical group "The Wanted"

The Wanted embrace early country music, blues, bluegrass, and rockabilly in a style that is at once distinctive and recognizable. Combining harmony singing, original material and a fresh take on older classics, The Wanted create a sound that is transformational – old time gospel harmonies meets unplugged vintage rock ‘n roll.

6:30 p.m. Veranda Beach

Verdana Beach Band album cover

Based out of Thorold, Veranda Beach is the perfect blend of of classic blues, smooth soul and powerful rock and roll.

8:15 p.m. Vinyl Flux

Photo of musical group "Vinyl Flux"

Vinyl Flux is a band for those who appreciate a high level of musicianship who perform the kind of music that people know and love … no matter what age! A successful mix of high calibre musicianship and performance that bridges the gap between all age groups and demographics as we deliver an energetic performance of the best iconic tunes and musical groups of the late 60's, 70's and 80's.

10:00 p.m. FIREWORKS!!!

*All times are approximate*



Shriner's Creek Kettle Popcorn logo It's one of our favourite snack foods, but popcorn has come a long way from the butter-flavoured bag at the movie theatre. Shriner's Creek Kettle Popcorn in Thorold is taking a bite out of the gourmet popcorn trend. It all happens in a giant kettle. In go the corn kernels, and they start popping in minutes. The result: popcorn with a wood-burned flavour you get popping corn around a campfire. 
Redline BBQ logo Redline BBQ was created for one purpose; to bring authentic southern-style BBQ to the Niagara Region. Our meats are cooked "low and slow" over hardwood charcoal to ensure maximum flavour and tenderness.
Icecream Truck Ontario logo

Friendly service is always on board and it is the main "ingredient" to our reputation (over 15 years in business) as well as our fresh products.

Let us bring you to the next level with our affordable and amazing tasting ice cream!

We don’t cary peanuts on the truck whatsoever, so it is a truly Peanut – Free Truck! Serving to our costumers is always fun and we love to do it!

Lions International logo "We serve", is the motto of the Thorold Lions and hot dogs are what they will be serving up on July 1.  The Thorold Lions Club is dedicated to serving the community of Thorold. We work in the community to fundraise and donate to a number of community organizations, schools and other Thorold institutions. Through Lions Club we also offer Thorold residents opportunities to better their lives.  Funds raised on Canada Day will be redistributed within our community so stop by their bbq for a snack!
Alfie's Lemonade Logo Alfie's Lemonade specializes in serving fresh squeezed lemonade and fresh-brewed iced tea.  Stop by for a cool and refreshing drink!
Military Vehicle Enjoy the interactive display of military vehicles by the Niagara Military Vehicle Association.
Pony Paradise New this year, Pony Paradise will join us on Canada Day!  Pony Paradise specializes in pony rides, birthday parties, events, lessons, showing, training and more!  Rides will be available for $5.00 per child.


Without the generosity of our sponsors, donors and community friends, the 2017 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

We welcome you to become part of The Neighbourhoods Rolling Meadows.

Set almost magically into the heart of the Niagara Region, a truly special community beckons.

Where a collection of picturesque neighbourhoods combine urban pleasures with the joys of the great outdoors. Where streetscapes meander throughout quiet, family-friendly neighbourhoods. And where nature trails, abundant green space and panoramic views let you reconnect with the Niagara Region’s great natural beauty.

This is the beginning of Rolling Meadows, we welcome you to become part of the story.

Thorold Tunnel Sponsor - $1500

Empire Communities Logo

Located in the heart of the Niagara region, Empire Legacy is Thorold’s first master-planned community of more than 1,000 new townhomes and detached homes from the $400s. Legacy represents a return to those family values you grew up with, where neighbours wave to one another and kids play outside until the street lights come on.


DeCew House Sponsor - $500

Walker Industries Logo 

Ontario Power Generation Logo

Henderson's Pharmacy Logo            

Keefer Mansion Sponsor - $250


Chestnut Hall Sponsor - $100


            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 2017 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.