Here's the schedule of what's going on in MacLeod Park on July 1st. Please note that some times and locations could change.
Canada Day in MacLeod Park
Much of this year's Canada Day festivities will take place on the North side of The Beaver River in MacLeod Park. For over 10 years our event was celebrated on the North side of the Beaver River. For the last few years we have held much of the event on the South side. However, due to a lack of protection from the elements including extreme heat our committee has decided to move the event back to the North side where increased trees provide much needed shelter. We hope everyone will enjoy themselves at this year's Canada Day Festival.
The Brelmar Veterinary Clinic Car Show will take place on the South side of The Beaver River as usual. Attendees may easily access all activities and car show by crossing the pedestrian bridge linking the two sides of MacLeod Park.
Full Day of Free Activities!
Thanks to our 2019 Activities Sponsor, Canada Protection Plan, all rides and activities will again be free to everyone attending.
An assortment of rides and inflatables will be in MacLeod Park to give everyone something to enjoy.
Rides and inflatables will be running from approximately 11am until 5pm.
Brelmar Vet Car Show
Our annual Classic and Custom Car & Truck Show will again take place as part of Canada Day! Thanks to our named sponsor, Brelmar Veterinary Clinic, there will be trophies, dash plaques, and other items to our car show attendees. Voting will take place up to about 1pm for both the attendees and the public.
Registration starts at 7am. You may download and complete your registration paperwork early by visiting our car show page.
Ben's Pharmacy Fireworks
Cannington Canada Day will continue a tradition of the best fireworks in the area with the fireworks show sponsored by Ben's Pharmacy. This year's fireworks will be performed by Blue Star Pyrotechnics & Special Effects.
Weather permitting we're expected well over 100 classic and custom cars & trucks to converge on Cannington for July 1st. The public is welcomed to come down and check it out at no charge! The public is also welcomed to vote for the People's Choice Award for their favourite car or truck.
The fireworks will commence at dusk or about 10pm.
The display will be set to music provided by Xtreme Sounds DJ Service of Cannington.
Come down and enjoy the show. A limited BBQ and concession area will be set up. Parking available in the Rick MacLeish Memorial Community Centre parking lot.
Lions BBQ & Concession
There will be lots to eat and drink at the 2019 Canada Day Festival. The usual Lions BBQ and Concession area will be open the entire day serving up burgers, large hot dogs, and sausages. There will also be an array of snacks including the popular candy floss.
Food and drink will be purchased by ticket and the tickets will be sold at the main information table located across from the picnic pavillion. Pricing for tickets remains the same as last year.
The classic and custom car & truck show returns to MacLeod Park again this year as part of the 2019 Cannington Lions Club Canada Day Festival.
Attendance by the public is again free to this year's show.
Those bringing their car or truck down are welcomed and weather permitting we expect upwards of 150 vehicles!
Registration in the park opens at 7am and continues to noon.
Those wishing to participate in this year's show may download and complete the registration paperwork and then bring it with you on the day of the event. The registration fee is payable on the day of the event.
Registration cost remains unchanged at $10 and includes complimentary tickets for The Cannington Lions Club's BBQ and Concession area.
The Cannington Lions Club can't hold this event without the help of our community volunteers.
If you are able to lend us some of your valuable time we would appreciate it. Different jobs are available for different shifts. Below is a summary of what we're looking for:
June 30 (setup day)
Generally setup runs from about 10am to 7pm
Table and chair setup
BBQ and concession arrangement
July 1 (event)
Shifts are All Day, 10am to 2pm, and 2pm to 6pm.
If you are available for other times that is welcomed as well
BBQ and concession serving
BBQ and concession "runners"
Maintenance and supply assistance
Main table guest assistance
Beer tent assistance (must be legal age)
July 2 (cleanup)
Generally starts at about 9am
Table and chair stacking
Supplies packaged and stored
Any assistance you can provide is greatly appreciated. All volunteers MUST complete and submit the Volunteer Information form below. It should be completed and submitted before the event. Youth under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian sign.
All volunteers assisting on Canada Day will receive a complimentary meal from the BBQ. Any youth working during the day will have their hours count toward community service requirements.
The Cannington Lions Club is not permitting vendors at this years event except for car show related vendors which will be limited in number and location. Contact Lion Wayne Hider for further information on car show vendors.