Don your black and gold University of Waterloo gear and come out and celebrate Canada’s 147th birthday, Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at Columbia Lake Fields.
This year’s celebration will mark the 30thyear of a strong partnership between the University of Waterloo and its Federation of Students, coming together to deliver this fun-filled event as an opportunity to give back to our community each year.
This long-standing tradition has become a fixture on calendars throughout Waterloo Region and has seen multiple generations of families attend throughout the years.
Considered the Region's premier summer event, Canada Day is Waterloo’s opportunity to provide the community with a family-friendly day on our campus. Bringing the community to our campus helps break down barriers and strengthens our shared connection.
Festivities for this free event get underway at 4 p.m. Programming offers a range of activities for all members of the family. Highlights include:
- Fantastic fireworks display
- Musical performances by the Born Ruffians and Steven Page
- Magician Scott Hammell
- TVOKids Stage, hosted by TVOKids' personality, Kara;
- Children’s performance by Treehouse's Splash'N Boots and The Silly People
- National anthem video performance by one of the most beloved Canadians on the planet
- Food vendors and a beer garden sponsored by Brick Brewing Company
- Connect Hub featuring fun video and photo booths, life-sized Jenga game, and lounge space
- Mascot dance off with King Warrior and his fellow University of Waterloo mascot friends
- Aboriginal Dancing and Drumming
- Field programming including, inflatable rides, face painting, The Stilt Guys, and children’s activities presented by a number of community partners
More information about the event can be found on the Canada Day Celebration website. Social media followers can share their Canadian community spirit on Twitter and Facebook, using the hashtag #UWCanadaDay
All University of Waterloo campus parking lots are available and free of charge on Canada Day. Accessible parking is available off of Frank Tompa Drive within the OpenText parking lot. Columbia Street West from Westmount Road to Hagey Boulevard will be closed on July 1, 2014.
Canada Day celebrations began in 1984 as a partnership between the University of Waterloo and the Federation of Students and has continued annually since that time.
Check out some of last year's highlights: