July 1, 2019 marks Canada’s 152nd birthday!

Celebrate the occasion at a Canoo venue! Parks Canada national parks and historic sites across the country will be hosting family-friendly events to mark the occasion. Don’t see a park or historic site near you in the “What’s on” section below? Check out the Parks Canada website.

Don’t forget to share all of your Canada Day photos with us on social media – tag us or use the hashtag #CanooApp.

Happy Canada Day!

Anja, Canoo’s Membership Officer

1.Nature Museum of Canada (Ottawa, ON)
2. Bruce Peninsula National Park (Tobermory, ON)
3. Remai Modern (Saskatoon, SK)
4. Pier 21 (Halifax, NS)
5. Banff National Park (pictured)
6. Anne of Green Gables National Historic Site

Celebrate Canada Day at Halifax Citadel National Historic Site
Enjoy music, military performances, presentations, and the official Canada Day cake on July 1 at Halifax Citadel National Historic Site. Admission is free! Learn more on the Parks Canada website.

Spend Canada Day at the Coteau-du-Lac National Historic Site
Celebrate this event by participating in family activities, including inflatable games, costumed interpretation, children’s rallies and face painting, Canada Day cake, dancing, a concert, and fireworks! More information here.

Canada Day scavenger hunt at Point Pelee National Park
Join the Canada Day Beach Bash at Point Pelee National Park!  On the agenda: a park-wide scavenger hunt, activities at the Canada Day Craft Centre, birthday cake, and much more!  Find details on the Parks Canada website.

Canada Day cake at Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Site
Canada Day’s biggest birthday cake will be served at Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites on July 1. Celebrate Canada’s special day and join the excitement. Learn more on the Parks Canada website.

Memorial Day Ceremony at Terra Nova National Park
Celebrate with Terra Nova National Parks in Newfoundland with a special day of activities for Canada Day and Memorial Day, which commemorates the brave efforts of the province’s veterans and the sacrifices of all members of the armed forces. Learn more here.

Historic Places Day
On July 6, 2019, Parks Canada invites you to time travel by visiting historic places across Canada. Experience Canada’s history “on the ground” with free admission, games and crafts, scavenger hunts, and more at historic sites across the country. More than 400 sites are waiting to be discovered—find one near you.

Meet Canoo member Sandra Lourdes Murillo Paz. Sandra says that the Canoo program is important because it allows new Canadian citizens to explore arts and culture in Canada. “It helps me to understand the importance of arts and cultural diversity, and promotes knowledge about who we are [as a country],” she says. Read more in this month’s Canoo  Spotlight here.

Attend a citizenship ceremony this month
The Institute for Canadian Citizenship invites you to attend a citizenship ceremony organized by us; Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada; and other partners. Every month, we co-host ceremonies across the country in public spaces that you can attend as a guest for free. Celebrate with us at some of our upcoming ceremonies:
1. Skmaqn-Port-la-Joye-Fort Amherst National Historic Site, PEI, on July 1, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.
2. Red River College in Winnipeg on Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.

Canoo and the CFL
A group of Canoo members attended the home opener game of the Ottawa Redblacks on Thursday, June 20 for free, thanks to the generosity of the OSEG Foundation. Some Canoo members also got to meet one of the players—Alex Mateas—after the game. Huge thanks to the OSEG Foundation and Alex for making this fun excursion possible.

 

Have you signed up for the #CelebrateCitizenship campaign?
The ICC is challenging businesses in Canada to give their employees paid time off to attend their citizenship ceremony. The campaign’s momentum is growing with Toronto Regional Board of Trade, Carrot Rewards, Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce, Yukon Tourism Education Council, and more pledging their support. Join the campaign: sign on as an employer accepting the challenge or an individual adding your support to inclusive workplaces.