Canada Day celebrations across the country will look quite different this year. Show your national pride and create your own Canada Day celebrations closer to home in your own backyard!
We have compiled the following suggestions of activities you can do with your family that are safe ways to celebrate closer to home!
Enjoy a backyard BBQ with the family cooking up your favourite Canadian meals and deserts. Burgers with poutine, bannock, maple syrup drizzled snow cones, red and white sundae (ice cream with local strawberries on top) and no celebration would be complete without delicious Nanaimo Bars. Do you know the history of the Nanaimo Bar? Read the following article here for the story of the Nanaimo Bar and create your own take on this Nanaimo favourite!
While large outdoor concerts will be small-scale for 2020, you can create your own family version by creating a playlist with your favourite Canadian artists to rock out to. Neighbourhoods may want to hire a local musician to play social-distanced driveway concerts or there are many Canada Day broadcasts happening that you can tune in to. The Great White North has some of the best musicians and to create your own playlist use this list to inspire you here.
Brighten your home and backyard with colourful lights, glowing lanterns, hang the Canadian flag or watch some fireworks online. Tune in to the Canada Day Evening Show to be entertained by performers from coast to coast from the comfort of your own home and ending with the best Canada Day fireworks from past years. For more information visit the informational site here.
Canada Day celebrations and children go hand-in-hand with red and white face paint and flag-centric crafts. There are so many fun kid-friendly crafts that can be done from creating your own Canada Day t-shirt to handprint flag placemats. Try these creative ideas here that are sure to delight young and old!
Add colouful red and white decorations to bikes, scooters or even vehicles and plan a safe route for your personal parade. Then head out to enjoy the beautiful weather and spread some cheer. Paraders are reminded to practise social distancing and adhere to the COVID-19 safely regulations.
Enjoy your celebrations and Happy Canada Day from all of us!
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