Island Lake with blades of green grass in the front on a nice sunny day

Family activities, SuperDogs shows, and fireworks highlight Canada Day celebrations

Jun 5, 2017 | General

Orangeville will celebrate Canada 150 on July 1, 2017 with a special “CanaDogs” show by the President’s Choice® SuperDogs, family activities at the Alder Recreation Centre, and fireworks over Island Lake.

Events at the Alder Recreation Centre run from 12-5 p.m., kicking off with an opening ceremony and cake cutting at noon. Free family swims, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Orangeville Highlands, will be offered from 1-2 p.m. and 3-4 p.m. There will be face painting and inflatable activities (Rock Climb Extreme, Four Shot Basketball, Tiger Belly Bouncer, and Adrenaline Rush), and of course, the SuperDogs.

Watch the President’s Choice® SuperDogs dance to great Canadian hits, compete in a race for the honour of their favourite NHL teams, and present some Canadian Heritage Minutes in which they star. The President’s Choice® SuperDogs will be sure to entertain the Canada Day crowds in red rink at the Alder Street Recreation Centre, with three 30-minute shows starting at 12:30, 2 and 3:30 p.m., followed by a “Pat n Chat”. Seating is limited to arena capacity.

Activities are also planned at the Alder branch of the Orangeville Public Library. Check out the library events:

  • A Canada 150/TD Summer Reading Club craft station will be set up with activities for all ages from 12-5 p.m.
  • Minion costume characters will be present from 1-4 p.m.
  • Registration for the 2017 TD Summer Reading Club will be available (ages 12 and under). Register in person or online any time throughout the summer. Check the website/brochure for all weekly TD Summer Reading library programs, starting July 4.

Over at Island Lake Conservation Area, the Campfire Poets will perform at the amphitheatre from 6-9 p.m. and fireworks will light up the night sky over the lake at 10 p.m. Admission to Island Lake Conservation Area (after 2 p.m.) is by donation.