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What's Poppin': Canada Day

Head out and enjoy Canada Day this weekend!
what's-poppin' - CANADA DAY
What's Poppin' - Canada Day

July 1, 2022

Canada Day at Fort William Historical Park:

Remember, learn and engage this Canada Day at Fort William Historical Park, head out to explore the Anishinaabe Encampment and Fort William to learn about and celebrate our nation’s diverse heritage from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

As the summer season kicks off, there’s plenty to see and do! Test your aim with axe throwing, atlatl (spear throwing) and lacrosse (baggataway).

Sample traditional foods including wild rice (manomin) and shortbread.

Enjoy a variety of entertainment including live music, historical songs, dances and re-enactments.

Visit the farm animals, make crafts, get your face painted, and more!

Admission: $10 for adults, 8$ for seniors, students & youth, and free for children 5 & under

Find out more here!

Canada Day on the Waterfront:

The City of Thunder Bay will be hosting its annual Canada Day celebration at Marina Park from 12 p.m. until 9 p.m. and while there won't be any fireworks this year at the Marina, residents can still enjoy music food, and coming together as a community. 

Schedule - Prince Arthur's Landing, Marina Park

  • 1 p.m. World Cultural Dance
  • 2 p.m. Welcome remarks
  • 2 p.m. Dr. Buck and Blues bangers
  • 3 p.m. Shy-Anne Hovorka 
  • 4 p.m. BREAK
  • 5 p.m. Opening Ceremony
  • 6 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. Katherine Nemec
  • 6:30 p.m. Fort William Rotary House Raffle
  • 6:45 p.m. Martin Blanchet Jazz Quintet- Cafe Paris
  • 7:45 p.m. Arden Bruyere
  • 8:45 p.m. Closing remarks

Community Groups 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Camelot Parking Lot

  • Willow Springs
  • Fabs Space
  • Thunder Bay Museum
  • HMCS Griffon

Arabella Dance 7 p.m. to 7:45 pm at the Waterfront Plaza

  • Vendors & Artisans 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. Camelot Parking Lot
  • Persian’s in Pastels
  • The Bear Stick
  • Shelly DuSoleil from Ruby Moon Mehndi, Henna, Jagua, Body paint, Cosmetic grade glitter, wax, metal, stone
  • Shop Local Tbay

There will also be free parking available at the COURT STREET PARKADE Parkade from 10 a.m. to 12 a.m. There is no general public parking in Marina Park on July 1, and no personal fireworks, alcohol, smoking, or vaping are permitted at the event.

Justin Hardy

About the Author: Justin Hardy

Justin Hardy is a reporter born and raised in the Northwest.
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