Can you believe we’re well into the thick of summer and Canada Day is sneaking up on us this weekend? It’s a great time to reflect with friends and family on what being Canadian means to you, how we can do better as a country, especially for the Indigenous community and our most vulnerable neighbours, and how lucky we are to live here where our opportunities are endless and we’re free to explore them as we please.
We’ll be getting prepped all week in the shop with a special Canada Day Picnic Menu so you can spend more time celebrating with family and friends and less time in the kitchen prepping meals for everyone. We’ve got a hearty menu that features local ingredients like Enright Beef, True Loaf Bread and Bekings Eggs that the whole family will enjoy.
The menu includes; Roast Enright Beef, Sliced Thin, Aged Cheddar Slices, Bread & Butter Pickle, a Broccoli Salad with Thousand Island Dressing, Dried Cranberries & Sunflower Seeds as well as Potato Salad with Beking Eggs and some True Loaf Square Sourdough Buns and Maple Bacon Butter Tart Squares for dessert. How’s that for a Canadian-style picnic? Give us a call or send an email to reserve your meal today before they’re gone.
On Thursday, Friday and Saturday our retail store will be open for regular hours and will be well stocked with side salads, fresh meals, grill items, condiments, and sweet treats. Whether you are feeding a few or a crowd, we’ve got you covered!
We’ve shared some of the official Canada Day festivities below, running from June 30th – July 1st. However you choose to celebrate, from pool parties to Parliament Hill, remember to be safe and responsible, look out for the people around you, wear your sunscreen and have a great time!
Canada Day Festivities in Ottawa
Major’s Hill Park
Festivities include interactive arts and activities as well as performances by CHANCES, Iskwé, Medhi Cayenne, Salebarbes and Said the Whale.
Major’s Hill Park
Canada Day programs continues with performances by DJ Domeno, Élage Diouf, Tyler Shaw, Corneille and Tokyo Police Club.
Festivities on Parliament Hill start at 8 a.m. and include an Algonquin blessing of the grounds, a Carillion Concert. The Noon and Evening Shows featuring various artists such as the National Arts Centre Orchestra, K’Naan, T. Thomason, Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal, Karim Ouellet, Shawnee, William Prince, Coeur de Pirate, Marie Mai and Brett Kissel.
Canadian Museum of History
The Canadian Museum of History is an official Canada Day site this year, hosting special activities and games that highlight Canadian Indigenous cultures, as well as performances by DJ Shub, James Jones, Angela Gladue, Silla and Rise, Bleu Jeans Bleu and Ben Caplan.
Canada Day fireworks
Around 10:00 p.m. on July 1, the 15-minute Manulife Canada Day Fireworks show will be launched from Nepean Point, near the National Gallery of Canada and the Alexandra Bridge.