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Canada Day celebrations return to Alder Recreation Centre and Island Lake

Bring your national pride to Orangeville as the community celebrates Canada Day on July 1 at the Alder Recreation Centre and a concert at Island Lake Conservation Area. Fireworks are set for a day later, on July 2, at 10 p.m. over Island Lake.

The fun starts July 1 with opening ceremonies and cake at 11:45 a.m., with free activities planned until 5 p.m., at the Alder Recreation Centre at 275 Alder Street. The main stage, in the red rink, will feature international award-winning magician and mentalist Mike D’Urzo. His “Mind Kontrol” show will take place from 12:30-1:30 p.m. and be repeated 3:30-4:40 p.m. From 2-3 p.m. strolling magic is scheduled. Visit for more information.

Activities throughout the afternoon will include a family fun zone with inflatables in the green rink, face painting, an airbrush tattoo artist, a professional photo booth, colouring and crafts, MOSSA fitness demos, and B Social Café food services.

Over at Island Lake Conservation Area, a Canada Day concert will feature Jay Kipps and the Over Under Band. Visit for more information. The concert is from 6:30-9 p.m. Regular admission applies from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. The Fix Mobile Bar will be on site providing food and refreshments. Entry fees are free for children ages 0-5, $3 for youths 6-14, $6.50 for adults 15-64, $5 for seniors 65+, maximum charge per vehicle (up to six people) is $27, and no charge for park pass holders.

On July 2, the fireworks are set for 10 p.m. on July 2 over Island Lake. Regular admission applies for most of the day. After 9 p.m. it is free to come into the park, donations are being accepted in lieu of admission fees. 

Thank you to all of the volunteers, community groups, and sponsors who make the celebrations possible. Funding for the Canada Day celebration is provided by Canadian Heritage and the Town of Orangeville.