Canada Day Celebrations
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there will not be a Canada Day Celebration in the park this year.
Things to Do on Canada Day:
Reflect and Learn:
Listen to and learn about the stories of Indigenous Peoples in Canada
This animated web series written by Anishinaabe Elder Dr. David Courchene, directed by Indigenous filmmaker, Erica Daniels of Peguis First Nation, and created by Manitoba’s Peg City Pictures Inc. tells the stories of Indigenous Peoples in their own voices.
Learn about the Residential School System first-hand from Residential School Survivors, Elders, Knowledge Keepers, artists and leaders from nations across the country through this educational video program hosted by the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation in September of 2020. https://nctr.ca/education/every-child-matters/
Read the reports from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.
Reflect on the impact of residential schools on Canada’s history, and what we can do to continue working towards reconciliation.
- Chalk Drawing Contest:
Create your Canada Day picture using chalk on your driveway, sidewalk, or trail and submit a picture by emailing to firstname.lastname@example.org for a chance to win a prize. All ages are welcome to participate, and a winner will be selected on July 2nd
- Bike Parade:
Dress up and decorate your bike, scooter or tricycle in a Canada Day theme, and head out for your very own Neighbourhood Bike Parade. Share your photos on social media and tag @townofaltona and #AltonaCanadaDay2021 for a chance to win a prize. Make sure to practice good bike safety, and physical distancing from others.
- Scavenger Hunt:
Download the family scavenger hunt page, and go for a walk around our community to find the answer to the puzzle.
- Centennial Park Summer Activities:
Visit Centennial Park/Buffalo Creek Nature Park for catch and release fishing, beach volleyball, spikeball, tennis, swimming, and more.
On Canada Day in Altona, fireworks will be set off from two secret locations – one in the North and one in the South, and they will be set off higher than ever! This will allow you to enjoy the fireworks from your own home, so pull out the picnic blankets and deck chairs to your lawn or driveway at dusk so that you can enjoy the show.