ABOUT CANADA DAY IN WILMOT
A family-friendly celebration of Community and Canada
CANADA DAY 2020
Canadians don’t stop feeling pride when faced with adversity. We do what’s right but not necessarily easy, we adapt, we get creative, we invent and most importantly we have each other’s back! ...so, as they say, the show must go on - virtually as a FACEBOOK Live Stream Event!
This year’s Canada Day festivities will look different as we all soldier through this challenging time. However, our families can still congregate together to celebrate our great nation, although it will be virtually - ONLINE.
Many elements of the event will be familiar and honour local traditions. What is exciting is that we get to truly close the distance when it comes to celebrating Canada and be entertained by award-winning Canadian artists, performers and a few INCREDIBLY special iconic Canadian guests from coast to coast.
On the local front, we’ll have contests that families can participate in while at home including a Canadian themed home decorating contest, a best dressed Canadian, a family pie-eating contest and the always popular kids’ cookie contest.
Additionally, we’ll honour our local frontline healthcare professionals, first responders, essential workers and support the important work done by the Wilmot Family Resources Centre.
Canadian Artists and performers that we’ve announced so far include:
World renowned Mentalist and our MC, Ryan Edwards - www.mentalism.ca
Billboard Charting Contemporary Soul/RnB artist, Avery Raquel – www.averyraquel.com
Children’s Entertainer and Author, Erick Traplin - www.ericktraplin.com
Alternative indie / pop singer/songwriter, MIKALYN - www.mikalynmusic.com
Singer/songwriter folk artist, Papa Thom - www.papathom.com
Canada Day in Wilmot is a not-for-profit single-day festival celebrating Canada Day and Canadian values that our great country and communities are built on; integrity, hard work, compassion, inclusion, equality and diversity.
The day is designed to foster these core values through fun, educational and entertaining family-friendly activities while supporting local businesses, artists and our community partners.
With community support, though public donations and corporate partners the committee endeavors to make this a self-sustaining annual event for many years to come.
In addition to being a New Hamburg based business owner since 2008, she is a passionate supporter and leader of various community initiatives. Many know her as the “Splash Pad Lady” as she organized and successfully led the Wilmot Splash Pad Committee through various fundraising initiatives.
Angie is a Mental Health and Suicide Prevention advocate as well as being a school Parent Council Member and a parent volunteer. You can find her each year volunteering for the Wimot Agriculture Society's Fall Fair. She is also a former Girl Guide Leader for the Sparks Unit.
"Canada Day in Wilmot is a chance to come together as a community, and to celebrate what it means to be Canadian."
We'll need volunteers for various support roles such as directing vendors to their parking spot/vendor spot and assisting at various entrances and issuing a wrist bands.
Contact us if you are looking to sponsor an event, be a vendor, volunteer or have a question.