Friday, July 1, 2016 marks the 32nd annual University of Waterloo Canada Day Celebration in partnership with our Federation of Students. We’re building another exceptional event to thank our community for its support, and hope to see upwards of 60,000 regional residents on campus, sharing their national and warrior pride.
The University is excited to announce that popular children’s musical duo, Splash’N Boots will light up the afternoon with engaging performances on the TVOKids Stage hosted by the beloved Kara. Outstanding Canadian talent will headline our evening concert on the OpenText Stage, featuring 19 year old breakout artist, Francesco Yates, and classic rock icons, Trooper. Joining our national acts will be regional favourites, KW Glee, and Country 106.7 morning show hosts, Mike Farwell and Jennifer Campbell, will return for a second year to MC the event.
Families are welcome to explore a number of free and interactive activities: from face painting and arts and crafts, to inflatable obstacle courses, and turban tying, there's guaranteed fun for everyone. Get snapped in our Canada Day photo booth, turn yourself into a cartoon with our caricaturist, and even cool off on the University of Waterloo Engineering Society water slide.
Everyone is invited to indulge in delicious festival fare from a variety of local food vendors, including summer classics like ice cream and cotton candy, or try something new from our community’s diverse multicultural offerings. Adults can also relax and enjoy a refreshing break in our beer garden.