You're Invited: Canada Day at the University of Waterloo

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Feridun Hamdullahpur, president and vice-chancellor, sent the following message to all students, faculty, and staff on Thursday, June 25, 2015.

Our country’s most important day, its birthday, is just around the corner, and I am delighted to invite you to the 31st — and biggest ever — University of Waterloo – Federation of Students Canada Day Celebration on Wednesday, July 1 at 4:00 p.m. at Columbia Lake Field.

With an expected attendance topping 60,000, and featuring live musical performances on the OpenText Stage, children’s activities and entertainment on the TVOKids Stage, a terrific food fair, and of course, our outstanding fireworks display, this is going to be a celebration worthy of our beautiful Canada — glorious and free.

As our biggest signature event of the year, Canada Day is also our best opportunity to say thank you to our friends and partners right across the Waterloo region.

This University has grown to be a world-class institution with the support of so many local enterprises and community partners who drive prosperity and provide a welcoming environment for our students. The University of Waterloo is woven deeply into the fabric of this community, and we couldn’t be prouder to call the Waterloo region home.

So let’s celebrate!

Help us give back to our community by bringing your families, friends and neighbours out to the best Canada Day celebration in town and mark Canada’s 148th birthday. 

Don’t forget to wear your red and white — or your black and gold! — and follow #UWCanadaDay on Twitter for updates and information.


Feridun Hamdullahpur

President and Vice-Chancellor