Monday, June 26, 2017

How to Celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday in Waterloo Region

This is a big year for Canada, as well as Waterloo Region! So how can you make this the most memorable birthday yet? Here are just a few ideas that the BTSH team has put together for you:

1. You know how great it is when your birthday lands on the weekend – it means no work, all play, and a leisurely start to the day! Nothing says “Canadian” like morning pancakes or waffles with some local Maple Syrup.
2. Hosting a party? Check out some of our favourite Canadian-themed pins!
3. Create your own fireworks display – here are the by-law guidelines for
    • Kitchener – Canada day or the day prior or after 
    • Waterloo – Canada day or on the 7 days prior or after 
    • Cambridge – Canada day or 2 days prior or after 
    • Guelph – Canada day or the day before 
4. Head to downtown Kitchener for a free concert and fireworks display. Festivities start at 5pm and feature the James Barker Band (19+)! Check out the Kitchener Market 10am-2pm for a family-friendly Canada Day event including live music, face painting, crafts and more!

5. Organize a neighbourhood bike rally – set up a table to supply Canada themed bike decorations, including ribbons, stickers, garland, etc. and invite your neighbours to bring Canadian themed snacks and treats.

6. Dress yourself in your favourite red and whites! Check out Old Navy for some great Canadian themed garbs for every age.
7. Host a Canada Day scavenger hunt - around your neighbourhood or your back yard!
    • For around your neighbourhood, create a list of red, white, or Canadian flag items to be found, and have your players take photos as they uncover these items. 
    • Around your yard, hide red, white, and Canadian themed treats and prizes 
8. Canada Day 2017 at the University of Waterloo celebrates not only Canada’s 150th, but also celebrates the University’s 60th anniversary, PLUS the 50th anniversary of the UW Federation of Students. Celebration includes performance by Tom Cochrane with Red Rider! Get all the details here.

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