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Local Olympian Mandy Bujold Named Canada Day in Wilmot Grand Marshal 

For Immediate Release 

 
New Hamburg, ON, CANADA – May 24, 2019 – The Canada Day in Wilmot Committee is beyond honoured to announce Olympian, 2-time Pan American Games Gold Medalist and Eleven-time Canadian National Boxing Champion Mandy Bujold as their 2019 Canada Day In Wilmot Grand Marshal.   
 
Bujold’s amateur boxing career has taken her to roughly 40 countries where she has proudly represented Canada and our region in pursuit of her athletic endeavor.  
 
In addition to being a Conestoga College business program graduate, Bujold is a part-time student studying hard to attain a bachelor's degree at the University of Waterloo and most recently a proud mom to her little K.O., Kate Olympia. You can check out Bujold’s heartwarming and inspiring Mother’s Day letter to Kate in the May-June edition of Grand Magazine. 
 
As if her plate isn’t full enough Bujold has supported numerous charitable causes and has organized fundraising events and galas for charitable organizations close to her heart.  
 
The Canada Day in Wilmot Committee is equally honoured to share that Bujold will be lacing up her gloves again to step into the ring in Tokyo at the 2020 Olympics to accomplish her goal of winning an Olympic boxing medal.   
 
Follow her journey to the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo on Instagram and Twitter at @mandybujold and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/teambujold, as well as on her Website mandybujold.com
 
A trailblazer in many ways, Bujold’s efforts have been recognized by many local organizations. She’s been honoured with the Woman of the Year, Sports and Recreation Award through Oktoberfest and was nominated for a 2016 WowtheWorld – Waterloo Region award. She has been named Waterloo Region’s Athlete of the Year twice and is also an ambassador for Fast and Female, an organization dedicated to empowering young women through sport. 
 

Gates open to the public at 1 pm providing a great opportunity to explore the Vendors Market. Our Grand Marshal will help lead the official Canada Day in Wilmot opening ceremonies that kick off at 2 pm on July 1st at the New Hamburg Grandstands located at Norm S. Hill Park.  She’ll be joined by a few local dignitaries who’ll also offer a few words of welcome to the proud Canadians in attendance from across the region and will help with serving of Canada Day Cake to guests.  
 
The Canada Day in Wilmot Committee encourages attendees to show their Canadian pride by wearing Canada themed attire and any Team Canada Olympic apparel they may own to show Mandy their support for her journey to the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. 

 

The Canada Day in Wilmot Committee continues to deliver an unprecedented level of family-friendly entertainment for seven-thousand proud Canadians who’ve enthusiastically come together to enjoy in New Hamburg the past two years.  
 
This year’s theme is #ThisIsWilmot. Together, as a community we wish to share our welcoming community and Canadian pride with the Region of Waterloo. Being held at Norm S. Hill Park New Hamburg the day runs from 2 pm to dusk - culminating in an unforgettable professional pyrotechnic display. Admission is only $5 per adult and children 13 and under get in free. 

  

Before the day’s activities officially get underway, the DARK KNIGHT (Brampton Batman) and Chef Adam Brenner team up once again for a unique experience to help proud Canadians battle the Canada Day morning munchies. Attendees will have a chance to meet the Brampton Batman and see his 1980s movie replica Batmobile in person in the New Hamburg arena.  Breakfast prices are; Adults $15, Kids $5 (6-12yrs), Kids 5 and under free – cash only.  The New Hamburg Concert Band will also serenade guests with a selection of musical treats. Breakfast with Batman will be held upstairs at the New Hamburg Community Centre and concludes at 11 am. 

 

The Vendor’s Market, New Hamburg Optimist Food Booth and the New Hamburg Legion Beer Garden open at 2 pm.  Attendees are encouraged to enjoy their beverages and burgers responsibly- as free Canada Day cake will be served shortly after the opening ceremonies. 

  

The Kids Zone opens for fun at 2 pm and features various activities including inflatables, bouncy castles, face painting and more. Additionally, the Wilmot Agricultural Society Petting Zoo offers a variety of family friendly farm animals who look forward to meeting children of all ages.  Acclaimed children’s entertainer Erick Traplin will perform his highly interactive show at  4 pm and 7:45 pm  on the Main Stage. 

 
The first of three Twice the Deal Pizza – New Hamburg, high-flying FMX Stunt Shows, featuring World-class Canadian FMX stunt riders Ray “Postman” Post and Tyler Davidson gets underway at 2:30 pm. This pizza loving duo will take Canada Day to new heights with their crowd pleasing aerial-acrobatic moto-magic. Autograph sessions will follow each show.  

  
MC Rob Pagetto alongside DJ Habermehl returns to help keep the day moving along and to have some fun with the audience. Pagetto and Habermehl will host a variety of engaging games including the highly entertaining Sweets New Hamburg – Pie Eating Contest and will assist with the New Hamburg Board of Trade Duck Dive. Attendees are advised to get their tickets early.  Duck Dive takes place at 4 pm.
 
Canada’s premier cover band Orangeman hits the stage with their non-stop show featuring top party songs from the 70’s, 80's, 90's and some top 40 hits played to perfection. Known as "… one of the country's hardest working cover bands" Orangeman has played across Canada and has graced the stage at Casino Rama Resort where The Tragically Hip, Carrie Underwood and ZZ Top have performed as well. 

  

To cap off an already jam-packed Canada Day in Wilmot, the Fireworks Spectacular will light up the sky with an unforgettable professional pyrotechnic display to complete the Canada Day In Wilmot festivities. 

  

"Canada Day in Wilmot is a chance to unite to share our Canadian and ‘This IS Wilmot’ pride together as a community." Angie Hallman, Canada Day in Wilmot Committee Chair 

  

To Learn more about this year’s Canada Day festivities please visit www.canadadayinwilmot.com or follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @CanadaDayWilmot and on Facebook at @CanadaDayInWilmot
 
We wish to thank our Canada Day in Wilmot sponsors and partners: , Sobeys – New Hamburg, Riverside Brass, TLC Pet Foods, Wilmot Agricultural Society, NorthStar Fireworks, Carey Homes, Sweets- New Hamburg, New Hamburg Board Of Trade, Infinet Motorsports, Region Of Waterloo Medical Venturers and Medical Rovers, The Waterloo Region Record, New Hamburg Independent, and the Baden Outlook. We’d also like to thank the small businesses and individuals for donating to the overall event. 

  

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Photo Credit: One for the Wall

 

  

ABOUT CANADA DAY IN WILMOT: 
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, through public donations and corporate partners the committee endeavors to make this a self-sustaining annual event for many years to come. 

  

Angie Hallman, 
Canada Day in Wilmot Committee Chair 
ahallmanrmt@gmail.com 

Canada Day In Wilmot Announces 2018 Canada Day Grand Marshal

For Immediate Release

New Hamburg ON – Monday June 11, 2018 - The Canada Day In Wilmot Committee is proud to announce the iconic king of Canadian viral videos Brittlestar as their Official 2018 Grand Marshal.

 

Brittlestar, or Stewart Reynolds (as his mom calls him when he’s in trouble), is the father of two teen boys, Owen and Gregor (both well-known creators online). These three guys, along with Brittlestar’s wife, Shannon (co-star of their successful The Morning Show Thing live stream on Facebook) have created viral videos for fun and a variety of brands and organizations seen more than 450 MILLION times on various platforms.

 

With a global fanbase, an invitation to the White House, speaking engagements all over North America, starring in the Dreamworks TV show ‘Kid vs Parent’ with his youngest son, collaborations with celebs such as The Property Brothers, and meet-and-greets at PlaylistLive, Brittlestar is living the social media celebrity dream… not bad for a Dad from the suburbs, eh?“

 

"I was a little hesitant about taking on this honour, but when they mentioned there would be cake and I would get to wear a sash, I was in!” said the social media maverick, “My father always says, “Never turn down a sash”

 

His comedic and family-friendly but irreverent videos often celebrate what being a Canadian means to him and his family.You can learn more about Brittlestar at brittlestar.com and at @brittlestar pretty much everywhere else!

 

“I’ve been a fan of Brittlestars’ vision of Canada for awhile now. But his online coverage of the recent Royal Wedding and his annual insights of the spring Swan Parade in his hometown of Stratford took my breath away.” said Angie Hallman, Canada Day In Wilmot Committee Chair. “We genuinely look forward to having him join us for Canada Day and celebrating family, community and country.” 


To Learn more about this year’s Canada Day festivities please visit www.canadadayinwilmot.com or follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @CanadaDayWilmot and on Facebook at @CanadaDayInWilmot.
 

 

We wish to thank our Canada Day in Wilmot sponsors and partners:
NW Roofing, Dolman Eyecare Centre, Sunbelt Rentals - Stratford, New Hamburg Dental Group, Imperial Market - Scran & Dram, Sobeys - New Hamburg, New Hamburg Legion, Keith Hallman Contracting, Riverside Brass, BW Feed and Seed, Optimist Club - New Hamburg, New Hamburg MCC Thrift Centre, Gaia's Gardens, RR Gravel & Sand, Puddicombe House, Kitchener-Conestoga MP Harold Albrecht, Finney's Auto Service, TLC Pet Foods, NorthStar Fireworks, Sweets- New Hamburg, New Hamburg Board Of TradeInfinet Motorsports, Region Of Waterloo Medical Venturers and Medical Rovers, The Waterloo Region Record, New Hamburg Independent, Baden Outlook

 

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ABOUT CANADA DAY IN WILMOT:
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.

 

Angie Hallman,
Canada Day in Wilmot Committee Chair
ahallmanrmt@gmail.com

Announcement From The Canada Day In Wilmot Committee

 

For Immediate Release

New Hamburg ON – May 17, 2018 -  On July 1, 2017 seven thousand proud Canadians enthusiastically came together in New Hamburg to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation and to enjoy a traditional Canada Day event with an exciting unprecedented level of entertainment.

All the efforts of the volunteers, service clubs, entertainers, athletes and vendors made this possible and they were rewarded with high praise for their efforts on a very memorable Canada Day. The event concluded with a firework display the likes Wilmot Township has never seen before.

 

With the 36th straight Canada Day celebration being held in New Hamburg for all of Wilmot Township to enjoy, the Canada Day in Wilmot Committee must regretfully announce that a modest admission to this year’s event will need to be charged.

“Our hope was to keep this event free for all attendees. A shortfall in last year’s public donations and declining corporate sponsor support this year has made it difficult to maintain the expected quality of entertainment and attractions our community deserves to celebrate Canada Day.” said Angie Hallman, Canada Day in Wilmot Committee Chair.

Thanks to the support of the various private and corporate donors as well as the sponsor support we have so far, the goal will be to keep the event extremely affordable, possibly Five dollars or less per person.  Any additional support that may come in before the big day may help reduce the entrance fee.

To Learn more about this year’s Canada Day festivities please visit www.canadadayinwilmot.com or follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @CanadaDayWilmot and on Facebook at @CanadaDayInWilmot.

 

 

We wish to thank our Canada Day in Wilmot sponsors:
Sobeys New Hamburg, Imperial Market, Scran & Dram, BW Feed and Seed, Sweets New Hamburg, Riverside Brass, Kitchener-Conestoga MP Harold Albrecht, TLC Pet Foods, Finney's Auto Service, Keith Hallman Contracting, New Hamburg MCC Thrift Centre, New Hamburg Board of Trade, NorthStar Fireworks,Infinet Motorsports and our media partners; The Waterloo Region Record's Community Partnerships Program, New Hamburg Independent and the Baden Outlook.

 

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ABOUT CANADA DAY IN WILMOT:
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.

 

Angie Hallman,
Canada Day in Wilmot Committee Chair
ahallmanrmt@gmail.com

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