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Canada Day 150 Celebrations

Join the Township of Oro-Medonte and Horseshoe Resort in celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday.

The organizing team is working hard to come up with an afternoon full of family friendly activities and events. The following is the current schedule; however, more activities and events will be added as additional entertainment is confirmed.

Schedule of Events

Families and citizens of Oro-Medonte will be have complimentary access to the Horseshoe Slopeside Attractions from 3:00-7:00 pm for ages 12 and under, Rock Wall/Euro Bungee/Mini Golf/Inflatables only. Proof of residence will be required, special wrist bands will be given out to those who qualify.

Afternoon Family Entertainment - 3:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Residents can celebrate Canada’s past, present and future by strolling through the Heritage tent and experiencing what it was like in Canada 150 years ago.

There will be historical displays commemorating not only Canada’s heritage but also the rich history of Oro-Medonte, with national and local achievements being celebrated.

Local schools have also been engaged to celebrate the exciting future that the youth in our Township hold.

There are also plans to include a number of cultural experiences as well, such as aboriginal art, storytelling and activities.

Additional family entertainment will include:

  • face painters
  • balloon artists
  • photo booth
  • craft table
  • kids games and activities
  • interactive reptile display

Evening Entertainment 7:00-11:30 p.m.

7:00 p.m. - there will be an opening ceremony that will include a welcome by local dignitaries, signing of “Oh Canada”, drumming song by Young Thomas of Chippewas Rama First Nation, and a cake cutting.

7:30 - 9:30 p.m. – Jamie Williams - He has been performing professionally for over 25 years. As a headline performer at most of Central Ontario's premier vacation resorts, he has entertained audiences from all across North America. After his shows the response is always the same - "Wow! How does one guy produce such a big sound?!”

9:45 p.m. - (approximately) – Fireworks display

10:00 p.m. - Movies in the Park – Residents are encouraged to stay after the fireworks for the first showing for our summer “Movies in the Park” series. In celebration of Canada Day, the film Canadian Bacon will be shown.