Canada Day

Canada Day

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Canada Day "Celebrate at Home" Kits

Have fun and stay safe!

This year the City of Peterborough will be handing out 500 FREE Canada Day "Celebrate at Home" kits on Tuesday, June 29, 2021.  We are encouraging families to pick up a kit (one per family) at one of the four pick-up locations and celebrate Canada Day at home this year. 

Pick-up locations include:

  • City Hall, 500 George St. N.
  • Peterborough Memorial Centre, 151 Lansdowne St.
  • Peterborough Public Library, 345 Aylmer St. N.
  • Peterborough Sport & Wellness Centre, 775 Brealey Dr.

The "Celebrate at Home" Kits, sponsored by Cogeco and Fully Promoted, will include Canada Day themed decorations, crafts, activities, contests, scavenger hunts and fun give-a-ways to help enjoy and celebrate our nation's birthday safely.

We are encouraging families to participate in the contests and activities and share your photos online using #PtboCanadaDay2021   

Kits can be picked up starting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 29 until they are all gone! First come-first served. If any kits are still available after 4:30 p.m., they can be picked up at the City Hall location until 6 p.m. Curbside pick-up and all COVID safety protocols will be followed.

The City of Peterborough flag remains at half-mast reflecting on the tragic discovery of unmarked graves at residential schools. Indigenous children were taken from their families and never returned home. We encourage families to visit the NCTR website at , where Canadians can examine the residential school system more deeply with the goal of fostering reconciliation and healing.

2021 Canada Day Activities
Government of Canada: Canada Day Activities

The Government of Canada website is offering interactive, creative and educational activities for the whole family this Canada Day.

Download colouring pages with Indigenous words from across Turtle Island featuring artwork created by Indigenous artists from the regions where these languages are spoken.

The First Peoples of Canada virtual exhibition looks at some facets of the history of Canada's Aboriginal peoples, their fight for cultural survival and the wealth of their modern-day contributions.

Open your hearts and minds to inclusion with Special Olympics Canada activities.

There are many other activity pack themes such as Arts and Culture, Beaver, O'Canada, Culinary Activities and more.

Canada Day Sidewalk Chalk Contest

Get creative with sidewalk chalk this Canada Day and create a masterpiece that shows your Canadian Spirit! Snap a picture of your art and share on social media using #PtboCanadaDay2021.

To enter the contest visit the Sidewalk Chalk Contest page (link available here June 30) to upload your picture.

Prizes will be given out to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prize.  Winners will be contacted the week of July 5.

Children's Virtual Canada Day Story

Enjoy a Canadian themed story by author Heather Patterson brought to you by the Peterborough Public Library. "I am Canada: A Celebration" is a story recommended for children 7 years and under to enjoy.

Visit the Programs for Children page on the Library website on Thursday, July 1 when you are ready for the story to begin...

Canada Day Play Dough Recipe

Looking for something fun to do with the kids? This super easy play dough recipe is the perfect activity for Canada Day. It's quick enough to hold a young child's attention and you only need a few ingredients.  

Try this Play Dough Recipe on July 1 and snap a picture of your finished product and share online using #PtboCanadaDay2021

Family Scavenger Hunt

Split up into teams, or complete this fun Family Scavenger Hunt together on Canada Day!  You are required to find Canada Day themed items inside, outside or at a nearby park. 

Snap some pictures of you on your adventure or when you've found all the items on this list and share them online at #PtboCanadaDay2021

Online Cycling & Trail Quiz

Are you heading out for a bike ride this Canada Day? June is Bike month in Peterborough, so why not check out this online Cycling & Trail Quiz before you head out!  Are you ready to dive into local cycling and trails trivia?

Check out all the trails, including maps, rules and etiquette that Peterborough has to offer!

Luminaria: Candle Shade Craft

Brought to you by the Peterborough Public Library this craft is simple enough to be an all-family craft, but elegant enough that adults will also enjoy putting it together.  By choosing maple leaves for this craft it immediately becomes a beautiful Canada Day decoration.

Follow the steps on the Luminaria Candle Shade handout and share your pictures online using #PtboCanadaDay2021