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Canada Day is around the corner and it’s time to start thinking about how and where you’re going to celebrate. If you have yet to make any plans and are interested in knowing what’s taking place in town, check out these 4 events across Southwestern Ontario that are sponsored by Empire. From delicious food stands to live performances and large firework shows, these fun-filled events have it all.

Date: Friday, July 1, 2022

Time: 12:00pm – 10:00pm

Location: Lions Park Steve Brown Sports Complex


If you live in Brantford or the surrounding neighbourhood, join your fellow neighbours for a Canada Day celebration at Lions Park Steve Brown Sports Complex. Explore the offerings of local vendors at their marketplace and fill up on tasty foods as you enjoy the performances of singers, dancers and other entertainers. For all our wrestling fans, there’s competitions for you to watch and a full firework display to close out the day’s festivities at 10 o’clock. 

Date: Friday, July 1, 2022

Time: 10:30am – Dusk

Location: Caledonia Fairgrounds

Shopping, food, inflatable rides, and a full-on parade —  what more could you ask for on Canada Day? Shop for unique pieces and gifts, and devour all your favourite festival foods at the Caledonia Fairgrounds. Marvel at vehicles dating back to the 50’s and 60’s at the car show, watch some of Canada’s best variety acts, and then get ready for a firework show of a lifetime. For those who live at Empire Avalon, the event is just a short drive away.

Date: Friday, July 1, 2022

Time: 4:30pm – 10:00pm 

Location: Battle of Beaverdams Park


Featuring live bands, food trucks, entertainment and more, Thorold’s Canada Day celebrations won’t disappoint. Round up the whole family for an afternoon magic show and live performances. There’s face painting, inflatable slides and balloon animals for kids too. Satisfy all your late-night cravings at the event’s beer tents, food trucks and popcorn stands, and take in the sights of their firework show. For those who live at Empire Calderwood and Empire Legacy, this year’s Canada Day festivities have never been closer.

Date: Friday, July 1, 2022

Time: 8:40am (5K Race) | 9:00am (1K Race)

Location: Simcoe Park


Looking to take your fitness game to the next level this Canada Day? Niagara-on-the-Lake (NOTL) is hosting a 5K race that you can participate in virtually or in-person. Interested in bringing your kids along with you? They have a 1K race for them to participate in too. Whether you need some fuel for your run or you’ve worked up an appetite once it’s concluded, head over to the park for a pancake breakfast hosted by the NOTL Rotary Club. Then, head over to Niagara Falls where our Empire Imagine residents live for a firework show over the Falls.

Share your Canada Day photos with us on social by tagging @empire_living on Instagram or @EmpireCommunities on Facebook. From our family to yours, we wish you a happy Canada Day.


Images courtesy of: CTV News (Brantford); Hamilton Spectator (Caledonia); Thorold News (Thorold); Race Roster (Niagara-on-the-Lake).


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