The City of Oshawa is inviting residents to help celebrate Canada’s 152nd birthday at Lakeview Park with a day promised to be filled with fun activities and entertainment for friends and family of all ages.

All the festivities kick off at 2 p.m. on July 1st with options including jumping castles, O.C.C.N.A. Sports Experience, Zoo to You, the Woofjocks Canine All Stars, face painting, Invado Volley Ball Tournament and so much more.

Opening ceremonies are set for 4:30 p.m. with the singing of “O Canada” by Kalista Wilson and the day will feature live performances from The Heat, Wooly, Jess and Tay, Ugly Horse, Punch Douglas, Rory Taillon, The Band Destiny and GT Harris and the Gunslingers.

“Our city’s long-standing annual Canada Day celebration down at the lake is a great way to spend a summer day with family and friends,” said councillor Derek Giberson, Vice-Chair of the Community Services Committee. “I have great memories of attending with friends over 20 years ago and I look forward to seeing the community there again this year.”

The birthday celebration will also feature displays from community partners, local food vendors, a carnival, historical village and more.

A firework show, presented by Tribute Communities, at 10 p.m. will close the day with a spectacular celebration of light.

Public parking at Lakeview Park is not available unless the vehicle has an accessible sticker issued by the Ministry of Transportation. A shuttle service will run from the Oshawa Centre to Lakeview Park, beginning at 1 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. The shuttle will return attendees to the Oshawa Centre after the fireworks display has finished.

For more information on the Canada Day celebration, please visit oshawa.ca/canadaday.

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