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What to do in North Bay on Canada's 155th birthday

A busy day of events leads into the evening entertainment followed by fireworks at the North Bay waterfront
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Canada is celebrating its 155th birthday in 2022

This Canada Day, the City of North Bay celebrates the vision of youth, sport, history, and multiculturalism as in-person festivities resume following a two-year pandemic hiatus.

July 1 marks the 155th birthday of Canada and the 77th year of Canadian citizenship.

To celebrate this monumental occasion, the North Bay Canada Day Committee has initiated a school-wide poster challenge. The theme for the 13th-annual Canada Day Poster Challenge is "Canada Pride." The committee has invited students from area elementary schools to illustrate how people, places and events have made us proud of our nation. During the Canada Day opening ceremonies, Friday, the winning submission will formally unveiled to the public.

Registration for the annual Canada Day Road Race will start at 8:30 a.m. at the A.C.T Shelter and the North Bay Museum will be offering free "Drop in STEM Activities" from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Canada Day festivities will officially kick off at noon at the Waterfront Kiwanis Bandshell with opening ceremonies and the singing of O’Canada.

The afternoon's agenda of events include the Canada Day Kid Zone, featuring a wide range of supervised sporting activities for children and, of course, rides and face painting offered by the Heritage Railway Train and Carousel Company.

Food vendors will be set up during the event.

There will be entertainment throughout the day and evening, followed by a Fireworks Finale to complete the celebration at the North Bay waterfront. The Moose Rocks the Boat Fireworks cruise is scheduled to depart at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $31 each for adults and $15.93 for children under the age of 12. They can be purchased at the Chief Ticket office on the King’s Landing wharf or by calling 705-494-8167.