There are exciting celebratory events happening in Montreal, Quebec and Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

  • Most events are FREE.

This video presents “Festival recap – BARBEGAZI 2013.”

  • BARBEGAZI 2013 – Action Sports Festival at the Esplanade Financière Sun Life, Parc Olympique,  Montréal, Quebec, Canada.

Launch of the 2013-2014 Winter Program of the Olympic Park: ENTER PLAY OUTSIDE the Sun Life Financial Esplanade!

FREE  Admissions

Located East of the Olympic Stadium, Montréal, Quebec, Canada

December 1, 2013 to January 5, 2014

February 7, 2014

February 15 and 16, 2014

  • Olympic Park announced that the Esplanade will once again host an authentic Winter Village , a central element of its winter program that will include family, FREE and accessible activities.
  • Fitted this year in the area 100 of the Sun Life Financial Esplanade, which is located behind the Pie-IX metro, this new version of the Olympic Winter Park Village will feature a rink, allowing everyone to skate FREE and, even in mild weather thanks to its cooling system.
    • For the second year, the Winter Village is easily recognizable by its huge natural tree which this year, will measure 65 feet tall!
      • It will certainly return to Montreal as Sun Life Financial Esplanade will be hosted throughout the cold season.
  • The official opening of the site on December 1 will be highlighted by a fundraiser to benefit the organization’s Frimousse, a toy lending library of Hochelaga-Maisonneuve.
    • For the modest sum of $2, children and adults can come affix a huge Christmas tree decoration in the Winter Village and are collected for each design will be donated to the toy library.
    • They will also be on site to donate new toys to contribute to service the loan toys Frimousse.
    • And to close the festival in style, end of the day, the Olympic Park will illuminate all lights to shine throughout the winter!

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The City of Toronto invites you to the following FREE, Pay-What-You-Can, and Admission-By-Donation events in March, April and May:

Scarborough Museum

Saturdays & Sundays in March and April

12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission is pay what you can

1007 Brimley Road, just north of Lawrence in Thomson Memorial Park
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

416-338-8807

shm@toronto.ca

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This video presents “1 LOVE T.O. Holiday Ice Skating Party”:

  • 1 LOVE T.O. presents The Harbourfront’s DJ Skate Night as our Holiday Ice Skating Party for the city of Toronto,” Ontario, Canada (2011)
  • Hosted by T-rexxx
  • Music by DJ D-LUX and JEDI

During the holiday season, some special events are happening in Toronto.

The 12 Strays of Christmas

December 12 – 23, 2012

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You're Invited: Celebrate Canadian Multiculturalism Day in Ontario June 27, 2012

You’re Invited: Celebrate Canadian Multiculturalism Day in Ontario June 27, 2012

June 27 of each year is Canadian Multiculturalism Day.

“Canadian Multiculturalism Day is an opportunity to celebrate our diversity and our commitment to democracy, equality and mutual respect and to appreciate the contributions of the various multicultural groups and communities to Canadian society.”

Here are some FREE celebratory events for Canadian Multiculturalism Day in Ontario:

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See spectacular fireworks celebrating Victoria Day:

  • “A brilliant fireworks display is produced by FX Work and is choreographed to a contemporary mix of music” at Canada’s Wonderland, as shown in this video:

Here are some FREE celebratory events for the upcoming Victoria Day Weekend in Ontario, Canada:

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Toronto (Ontario, Canada) invites you to enjoy Family Day as part of Toronto’s Family FUNdays which were launched this winter.

Did you know that Family FUNdays…..?

  • include P.A. Day Fridays (with the exception of Gibson House), Family Sundays (up to March 4) as well as the official Family Day holiday
  • require Toronto museums to provide tours and activities for children and their families
  • admission is pay-what-you-can (except P.A. day camps at Scarborough Museum)

For Monday, February 20, 2012, here is a list of FREE activities, Pay-What-You-Can events, and even doubling ticket times for certain sports:

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This is an update to my previous blog CELEBRATE CANADA!: National Aboriginal Day, Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day, Canadian Multiculturalism Day and Canada Day.

As a prelude to the Canada Day celebration, Prime Minister Stephen Harper yesterday, 29 June 2011, unveiled a new personal flag, for use in Canada, created for His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge.

The flag, whose creation and design were approved by Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge, will be flown for the first time today when The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive in Ottawa to begin their nine-day Royal Tour of Canada, from June 30th to July 8th.

The itinerary of the nine-day Royal Tour of Canada for The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge includes the following highlights:

  • The Canada Day Noon Show on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario (July 1)
  • Freedom of the City ceremony with the Royal 22e Régiment in Québec City, Québec (July 3)
  • Search and rescue demonstration in Summerside, Prince Edward Island (July 4)
  • Event with Canadian Rangers at Blachford Lake, Northwest Territories (July 5)
  • Official launch of the Calgary Stampede Parade in Calgary, Alberta (July 8 )

From July 1 to July 4, there are Toronto events with road closures, too.

Celebrate Canada Day At Queen’s Park

Canada Day marks the anniversary of the formation of the union of the British North America provinces in a federation under the name of Canada on July 1st. The holiday was called Dominion Day, and since 1983 has been officially known as Canada Day.

Join in the fun and celebrate Canada’s 144th birthday on July 1.

The annual Canada Day celebration on the front (south) lawn of the Ontario Legislature at Queen’s Park will feature a 21-gun salute to be fired by the 7th Toronto Regiment of the Royal Canadian Artillery, and the singing of O Canada.

FREE Canada Day activities include:

  • a line up of multicultural acts with eight dance performances;
  • a meet-and-greet with beloved kids’ character Shrek; and
  • inflatable rides, crafts, arcade games and a special kids show.

The day’s celebrations are all FREE and will begin with a citizenship ceremony to welcome new Canadians – with activities and entertainment following from noon until 5:00 p.m.

The following Queen’s Park road closures will be in effect Friday, July 1, 2011, from 6:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.:

o Queen’s Park Crescent East from College St. to Wellesley St. West

o Queen’s Park Crescent West from College St. to Hoskin Ave

o Grosvenor St. from Queen’s Park Crescent East to Surrey Place

Please click here for the complete itinerary of Canada Day events – FREE – at Queen’s Park.

Canada Day Celebration Highlights at Harbourfront Centre: FREE

  • Canada Day (July 1) events include
    • a screening of Talespinners 2, seven short animated films for kids from the National Film Board of Canada,
    • make a Canadian maple leaf sun visor at the Canada Day Crafts station, and
    • sign up for one of the Strawberry Cooking Classes for Kids
    • YTV will even be on-site with their W.O.W. Tour!
    • during On the Pulse, you can play The Real Life Where’s Waldo? Game,
    • learn about the Arts & Animals of Colombia, and more!
  • “O! Canada is the results of an online singing competition using the National Anthem. Through social networking we have generated an overwhelming response to our call-out for your take on “O Canada”… without changing any of the lyrics of course.”

Please click here for the complete itinerary of Canada Day events – FREE at Harbourfront Centre.

Also, please click here for site map, directions, parking operation hours and contact info.

CANADA DAY 2011 Events across Toronto

Please click here for all of the celebrations (most are FREE) being planned for this weekend.

If you’re hosting a public event, be sure to post the details.

Other various ways you can celebrate Canada Day across Toronto include:

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