Niagara Falls Canada Day VIRTUAL Celebrations

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This news item was posted on 6/19/2020 9:10:00 AM and is an archived post

NIAGARA FALLS, ON - The City of Niagara Falls will host a brand new Virtual Canada Day Celebration this year on Wednesday, July 1, 2020. This new virtual celebration will include a special production at 9:00 am and 6:00 pm on the City’s website (, YourTV (Ch.10 & 70), and on the City’s Facebook page. We have great entertainment with a special performance to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Canadian National Anthem, a dedication to our Greater Niagara General Hospital front line workers, former City Historian Sherman Zavitz, the Niagara 2021 Canada Summer Games Shelly the Turtle Mascot, Buskers, past Canada Day Celebrations, and incredible Niagara Falls talent. In addition, this year's event includes the 1K and 5K VIRTUAL Run for St. John Ambulance, and all City swimming pools will open on July 1! Visit

5K VIRTUAL Run or Walk for St. John Ambulance
From June 27 to July 1, 

  • Register online by June 19th to receive a t-shirt.
  • Registration is open until July 1st.
  • Registration includes a race bib and medal for all participants.
  • Kids can also participate for FREE in the 1km Fun Run!

Niagara Falls Canada Day Virtual Celebration
9 a.m. and 6 p.m., 

  • Join us online on our website, Facebook Page, or on YourTV (Ch. 10 & 700).
  • Our new online virtual celebration production includes buskers, a magician, community leaders, host Matt Anthony, plus musical performances by Honeymoon Suite, LMT Connection, and a SURPRISE musical guest for everyone to enjoy

The Great Canadian #NFCanadaDay Contest – Everyone Wins!
July 1, 2020 from 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m., 

  • We want to see YOU on Canada Day! Show off your Canadian Pride!
  • Share your photos or videos on social media and sign up online for a chance to win!
  • Use the hashtag #nfcanadaday, tag us on social media, and sign up online!
  • Prizes include iPads, BBQs, Bicycles, plus gift certificates for Grocery Stores, local restaurants, Murphy’s Music, & more! Full details available online.

Canada Day, the Niagara Way!
11 a.m., 

  • For the first time ever, join the 12 municipalities of Niagara, the Niagara Parks Commission, and the Niagara Region for online activities and festivities for Canada Day!
  • Celebrate with performances by Niagara artists Tim Hicks, Avenue Inn, Great Lake Swimmers, Spencer Burton, and Juliet Dunn.
  • FREE Canada Day Word Search and Colouring Pages available online for download.

Virtual Canada Day Celebrations with the Government of Canada
1 p.m. and 8 p.m. 

  • Online Federal productions will take place from 1-2 p.m. and from 8-10 p.m.
  • Share how you and your loved ones are celebrating using #CanadaDay
  • FREE Celebration Kits available online for download!

Special thanks to the Canadian Federal Government – Canadian Heritage for their generous financial contribution. In addition, we would like to thank Ontario Power Generation and Niagara Helicopters for their sponsorship, and thank you to the Niagara Parks Commission for their contribution. Finally, a big shout out to everyone else involved - our partners, host, performers, planning team, and volunteers. We wish everyone a safe and Happy Canada Day!

For more information, contact:
Lori Albanese
City of Niagara Falls, Recreation & Culture
905-356-7521 x 3332
[email protected] 

Posted on: 6/19/2020 9:10 AM - Category: Media Releases