The 34th annual University of Waterloo Canada Day celebration takes off on Sunday, July 1 at 4p.m. Join us at the Columbia Lake Fields for the free event as we celebrate the anniversary of Canada’s confederation.

Legendary Juno-award-winning children’s performer Fred Penner will be preforming in the afternoon, followed by cultural performances before Juno-award-winning Canadian-rock icons Sloan take the OpenText Live Music Stage. Following the music performances there will be a fantastic fireworks display at dusk.

Picture of Fred Penner playing the guitar

Fred Penner, the Juno-award-winning children's performer, will be playing in the afternoon on Canada Day.

The University of Waterloo and the Federation of Students (Feds) are proud to host this event that will bring 50,000 people to our campus. Learn more about the day’s schedule and all of our performers.

Another feature of this celebration will be a food truck fair, which will be much larger this year due to the addition of several food trucks. As always guests have the opportunity to relax in the beer garden and participate in fun, family-friendly games in our “activity world”. Check out a full list of food vendors and find out more about our activity world.

A group photo of Sloan

Juno-award-winning Canadian-rock band Sloan will be taking the OpenText Live Music Stage before the fireworks display.

The University of Waterloo and Feds ask that guests do their part to help ensure that this celebration is a Green Event. Doing any of the following will promote a safe and sustainable future for our campus:

  • Bring your refillable water bottle and fill it up at our free Water Bar, sponsored by the City of Waterloo
  • Consider using public transit, cycling, walking, or carpooling to the event
  • Use the recycling bins located throughout the field and put any compost-friendly materials in the bins by the picnic area.

Follow #UWCanadaDay on Twitter for more updates and information, and come out on July 1st in your red and white – or black and gold – to celebrate!