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Reminder: Celebrate Canada Day the Durham Way on July 1

Whitby, Ontario – On July 1, join us as we celebrate Canada Day the Durham Way—an uplifting, virtual celebration of the communities in Durham Region. To see a special Canada Day message, check out this video.

New and exciting performances and family-friendly entertainment have been announced for the event including:

  • O’Canada performed by local artist, Kalista Wilson 
  • Baking beaver tails with MasterChef Canada winner and host of Mary’s Kitchen Crush, Mary Berg
  • Soca entertainment from The Fuh Fun Band
  • Performance by The Doozies
  • Face painting and juggling demonstrations
  • Entertainment from Durham Street
  • Performance by I, The Mountain
  • Kids entertainment from Andy Griffiths
  • Charcuterie board creation by Krumbs Breadery
  • Get up and get moving demo from Hoop You
  • Jess & Tay
  • Andy Earle and the Bandits
  • A virtual firework montage

The livestream will be hosted by Durham Radio host Terry Johnston and will feature shout-outs from local celebrities and representation from each municipality in Durham Region—celebrating the region’s diversity and heritage. For a full list of entertainment, please visit

What: Hosted in collaboration between the Region of Durham and all eight local area municipalities, Canada Day the Durham Way will be a way for residents to celebrate the region’s unique attractions, see familiar faces and stay connected—while staying physically distant. The virtual event will be a celebration of our multicultural landscape and cultures; exciting performers; one-of-a-kind children’s activities; and musical talent.

Where: Canada Day the Durham Way will be broadcast on Durham Tourism Facebook Live and Rogers TV Durham, 2 to 5 p.m.

Why: In response to the cancellation of traditional Canada Day events—due to the COVID-19 pandemic—the Region and all eight local area municipalities decided to celebrate through a collaborative and virtual event.

Note: Show your national pride by sharing photos using #DurhamStrong on social media. Post your photos and tag your local municipality or @RegionofDurham on Facebook or Twitter for a chance to have your photos featured during the live event.

Please visit your respective municipality’s website or to learn more.

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For more information, contact Corporate Communications.

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