Canada Day 2022 celebrations! 

The Town of Pelham's Canada Day Planning Committee is excited to welcome everyone back to the Canada Day Celebration!

On July 1, 2022, Pelham's Canada Day Celebration will take place in Harold Black Park. At 3:00pm, the Grand Parade will travel down Haist Street from A.K. Wigg School to the park. Following the parade, community members will enjoy a welcome ceremony, family activities, sports, and an entertainment stage featuring local talent.

Celebrate Canada: Take advantage of the numerous celebrations being held across the country to discover and appreciate the wealth and diversity of Canadian society. Show your love of Canada and your pride in being Canadian!

Canada Celebrates

Funding provided by the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage Celebrate Canada Program. 

 

July 1 fireworks 10 pm

10 PM Fireworks Show!

Come and experience the Fireworks! 

 

Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to take in the display from the fields at Harold Black Park.

 

Community members will also collect additional donations at the gate for the Fireworks display. 

 

Thank you to the Fonthill Volunteer Firefighters' Association for their donation towards the fireworks display this year.

Boot Drive funds 

Photo: Left to Right, Town of Pelham Mayor Marvin Junkin, Fonthill Volunteer Firefighters Association representatives, Chairman Terry Beckett and President Chris MacLeod.

 

On Wednesday June 1, Town of Pelham Mayor Marvin Junkin on behalf of the Town, received a “boot” full of funds from the Fonthill Volunteer Firefighters Association. The Associations annual boot drive took place April 30th after a two-year pandemic related hiatus in key locations throughout Pelham. The fund-raising tradition began to support the community through various initiatives, one being the Canada Day fireworks on July 1 in Harold Black Park. This year though the generous donations from the community a total of $2500 was provided to support the Canada Day fireworks.

 

“The Town is very appreciative of the community spirit and dedication of the volunteer firefighters in Pelham, they are always there to assist the community. Thank you for helping to make the 2022 Canada Day fireworks celebrations in Pelham happen again this year.” Mayor Marvin Junkin

 

 Where to view the Fireworks

Fireworks will be set off in the rear field at Harold Black Park.

 

The display is best viewed from the park area. 

 

Elements of the display may also be visible from surrounding streets.  

July 1 parade

Parade Route

The parade begins at A.K. Wigg School on Haist street and proceeds down to Harold Black Park.

 

Please do not park along the parade route.

Parade Float Application and Information
Click here for a Parade Application 

Live Music

4PM Opening Ceremony following Parade

Join with the Community and the parade participants for the opening ceremony.

 

The ceremony will include remarks from the Town of Pelham Mayor.

 

Following the remarks, the community is encouraged to join together for the singing of the national Anthem.  

3PM Jimmy Marando Swing Band
The Jimmy Marando Swing Band or simply the “JMSB” was formed in 1965 in Welland, Ontario, by Jimmy Marando is still in “Full Swing“.
5PM No More New
This band, a combination of high-school seniors from the local Fonthill Music Academy. Don't miss these talented youth.
6:30PM Joshua Arden Miller & The Pappy Johns Band

The Pappy Johns Blues Band are excellent LIVE entertainers. Performing complex musical arrangements that can strike an emotional response from their audience. These experienced musicians have a captivating stage presence.

 

Don Powless on bass guitar and Oren Doxtator on the drums are brother in-laws that supply the Pappy Johns Blues Band with a tight soulful rhythm section accredited for working together over 30 years. Their thick backbone serves as the canvas and back drop for pianist, organist, vocalist virtuoso John Lee and frontman lead guitar/Vocals Josh Miller. The rocking soulful blues style is energizing and at times hints at the sweetness of jazz composition, stretching genre boundaries while keeping it tightly woven, creating a delicious jolt of electric blues compote.
8PM By Design

Local favourites are returning to the stage with their top 40 hits.

 

They will be performing until the fireworks begin at 10PM

harold black park details of the day

 Canada Day in Harold Back Park

The Town of Pelham is pleased to offer a free family-friendly event with children’s activities, local food, artisan, and community group vendors, live entertainment on stage, capping the evening off with a fireworks show. In addition, some of the biggest and best floats from the Canada Day Grande Parade will be at the park, so come out and fun Meet A Float! 

  

1:00-6:00pm - Rotary Club of Fonthill Children's Area. Bouncers, facepainting, sno-cones, and more!

1:00-7:00pm - Local food and artisan vendors on site.

4:00-6:00pm – Strolling magic by Scoop McCoy

4:00-6:00pm - Meet the Float!

3:00-4:45pm – Jimmy Marando Swing Band

4:00pm - Welcome Ceremony following Canada Day Grande Parade arrival

5:00-6:15pm – No More New

6:30-7:45 – Joshua Arden Miller & The Pappy Johns Band

7:00pm - Fonthill Lions Poutine Eating Contest

8:00-10:00pm – By Design

10:00pm - Fireworks sponsored by Pelham Volunteer Firefighters' Association

 

Kid Zone at Harold Black Park

Rotary Club Kid Zone
 1:00-6:00pm - Rotary Club of Fonthill Children's Area. Bouncers, facepainting, sno-cones and more!
Face Painting

Free Face painting will be taking place in the Kid Zone.

Sandtastik
 

SandtastikFor over 25 years Sandtastik Products has continued their commitment to manufacturing the most creative, safe, amazingly colorful quality products for Schools, Therapy Offices, Hospitals, Retail Stores, Backyards and Much More!

 

We are VERY proud to be a part in helping  children imagine and explore in a safe and worry free environment.

 

Join in to create your own sand art souvenir, free of charge, limited quantities.

 

Thank you to the ongoing support from Sandtastick for this memorable activity!

 

https://www.sandtastik.com/about-us 

colouring contest

  Canada Day Colouring Contest 🍁

Show off your artistry with the Colouring Contest! 

Create a unique Pelham Celebration image by creating a "Pieces of Pelham" for a chance to win Pelham BUCKS

 

The images will be combined to create a unique art display!

 

Download a PDF version of the colour sheet to print at home. 

 

Image of puzzle piece

 

To Enter:

Contest closes July 4, 2022 at 12:00pm

To complete your entry, please have parent/guardian sign the bottom section of the colouring contest page and scan or photograph and send as an attachment to:

Subject: Canada Day Colouring Contest 

adeschenes@pelham.ca

 

 Contest Terms and Conditions:

  1. One entry per participant. Open to Town of Pelham residents ages 14 and under. 
  2. All photo entries must be a clear image scanned or photographed.
  3. All entrants understand and agree that their artwork submitted and first names, may be used in the promotion of this and future events.
  4. Duplicate entries will not be permitted.
  5. Late entries will not be accepted. Entries close July 4, 2022 at 12:00pm.
  6. Winners will be randomly drawn from all completed entries. Draw will take place July 4, at 2:00pm, in the Town of Pelham. Odds of winning depend on number of entries received. 
  7. Winners will be notified by email.
  8. Prize has no cash value and can not be substituted or transferred. 

Bike Decorating

Bike Decorating Contest

Hey Kids...Be part of the Celebration!

Decorate your bike for a chance to WIN! 

Canada Day celebrations will continue this year with unique elements to showcase our Canadian Pride! So dust off the decorations, find all the red and white you have to decorate your bike and be part of the celebration! All youth who enter the Bike Decorating Contest will be invited to ride in the Canada Day Grande Parade!

 

Thank you to our Bike Decorating prize sponsor:
Lance Wiebe - Desjardins Financial Securities. 

 

To Enter: Contest closes July 4, 2022 at 12:00pm

To complete your entry, please have a parent/guardian email a photograph of the decorated bike (and youth in the photo too if possible) as an attachment to:

 

Subject: Canada Day Bike Decorating Contest 

adeschenes@pelham.ca

 

Please include the following:

 

I am the parent/guardian of the [Insert Youth name(s) here], and agree that they are residents of the Town of Pelham. I understand and agree that first names of the youth and submitted photos may be used in the promotion of this and future events. I understand that participation in the Canada Day Parade is voluntary and at my own risk.

Parent/Guardian full name and contact phone number.

 

Bike Decorating Contest Terms & Conditions

Contest Terms and Conditions:

  1. One entry per participant. Open to Town of Pelham residents ages 14 and under. 
  2. Participants will adhere to all covid-19 regulations while decorating their bike.
  3. All photo entries must be a clear image and show the decorated bike. Youth are encouraged to be in the photo!
  4. All entrants understand and agree that their submissions and first names, may be used in the promotion of this and future events.
  5. Duplicate entries will not be permitted.
  6. Late entries will not be accepted. Entries close July 4, 2022 at 12:00pm.
  7. Winners will be randomly drawn from all completed entries. Draw will take place July 4, 2022 at 3:00pm, in the Town of Pelham. Odds of winning depend on number of entries received. 
  8. Winners will be notified by email.
  9. Prize has no cash value and can not be substituted or transferred. 

 

Thank you to our Bike decorating prize sponsor:
Lance Wiebe - Desjardins Financial Securities 

Home Decorating

 House Decorating Contest - Register Here!
Be part of the Celebration! Decorate your home.

Canada Day celebrations will continue this year with unique elements to showcase our Canadian Pride! So dust off the decorations, find all the red and white you have to create a Canada Day display and help our community celebrate!

 

Register your Home Here!

Thank you to our Home Decorating prize sponsor:

Lance Wiebe - Desjardins Financial Securities 

 

Contest Terms and Conditions:

  1. One entry per participant. Open to Town of Pelham residents ages 14 and under. 
  2. Participants will adhere to all covid-19 regulations while decorating their bike.
  3. All photo entries must be a clear image and show the decorated bike. Youth are encouraged to be in the photo!
  4. All entrants understand and agree that their submissions and first names, may be used in the promotion of this and future events.
  5. Duplicate entries will not be permitted.
  6. Late entries will not be accepted. Entries close July 4, 2022 at 12:00pm.
  7. Winners will be randomly drawn from all completed entries. Draw will take place July 4, 2022 at 3:00pm, in the Town of Pelham. Odds of winning depend on number of entries received. 
  8. Winners will be notified by email.
  9. Prize has no cash value and can not be substituted or transferred. 

 

Funding provided by the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage Celebrate Canada Program. 

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