2018 Bath Canada Day





March Update

Circle these dates and enjoy some great music while supporting our Canada Day fundraising efforts

 On May 6th, The Nostalgic Sounds Swing Band will be giving a concert at Bath United Church. Exact time and ticket availability will be publish in the next week or so.

On June 9th , The Monarch’s – Bath’s favourite band- will be performing at the Loyalist Golf Club. This is open to all not just people living at Loyalist Estates. Details will follow shortly.


We are solidifying our programming for July 1st and I am happy to announce that the KIDS ZONE will be hosting the Not So Amateur Amateurs group who will be bringing with them a Castle Maze inflatable, a balloon artist and a sketch artist who will do quick souvenir drawings of our visitors. The sketch is free but a donation toward Canada Day programming is always appreciated.

The face painters are coming back as is the Loyalist Township’s “Come Out and Play” trailer. We are looking for older teenagers to help staff the trailer. It might be a great way to get volunteer hours if you need them and training is provided. If you know someone who might be interested they can reach Hilary at the Township – her email is hfennell@loyalist.ca

In the afternoon everybody looks forward to the Firemen’s Foam and the horse drawn wagon rides and they will be back.

Kouri’s Kopters will be returning,  and if you didn’t get a ride last year, you won’t want to miss the chance to see Bath from the air.



There will be buskers in Centennial Park  and on the streets starting about 10 am. In the afternoon, Almost Famous will provide the entertainment starting at 2 pm.

Our outdoor concert ” Bath Rocks on Canada Day will start at 8 pm and lead into the Fireworks. The Tonekats are a great group and there will be some special guests playing with them. More about that later.

Finally the Vendors Market is accepting applications for spots and the Parade registration will begin soon. See the appropriate icon on this website for more information.

Only 122 days till July 1st!



Bath Canada Day Committees have a long history of organizing family friendly July 1st celebrations. This is made possible by community donations, sponsorships and gifts-in-kind. Your support will help this tradition continue.

To make a financial contribution make your cheque out to Loyalist Township. In the memo line write Bath Canada Day to ensure that it goes to the correct account. Tax receipts are issued by the Township for gifts of $20 or more.

Mail your cheque to Bath Canada Day Committee, P.O.Box 39, Bath ON. K0H1G0

Donors will be recognized on the Bath Canada Day website and on the Donor Board unless anonymity is requested. Thank you in advance for your support.



Your 2018 Planning Committee is:

Diane Nolting – Chair

Joe Hudacin – Parade Coordinator

John Warren – Coordinator, Vendors’ Market

Dave Wreggitt – Entertainment Coordinator

Kym Fairfax – Fireworks Coordinator

Gail Heywood – Secretary

Michelle Podhy- Treasurer

Laurie Minorgan – Fundraising Coordinator

Hilary Fennell – Loyalist Township Recreation Services Community Support


We have a great team and we have a lot of fun but we can always use some extra hands


We are six months and counting down until we celebrate another wonderful July 1st in Bath. The Committee is working hard to incorporate the suggestions we have received, address some things that need tweaking and make this our best celebration ever. But we need some extra help. So we are appealing to all residents of Bath- those new to the community, those who have helped in the past and those who have a little extra time to spare between now and July 1st.

There are six main areas where help is needed: the Vendor Market, Centennial Park Programming including the KIDS ZONE and the entertainment, the Bath Canada Day Parade, the Outdoor Concert and Fundraising events. Your contribution could be limited to a couple of hours or be more extensive for instance:

On Canada Day

It might be a couple of hours on Canada Day helping vendors to get settled in Centennial Park or being at the KIDS ZONE to greet the folks who will be providing activities for the children or making sure that performers have shade and water, helping to marshal the Parade at Finkle’s Shore Park or welcoming visitors at Information tables.

Before Canada Day

Help to organize a fund raising event. The always popular Monarchs are already booked for  June 9th We need a group to take on organising this event.

Other ideas for fund raising events are most welcome.

Be part of a working group to organise the parade.

Look after the publicity: This would include creating and circulating posters advertising events, submit community service announcements to local papers and radio stations and arrange for announcements on community signboards.  A current list of media contacts is available as is our 2018 promotional video

Be part of a group that puts out event parking signs and signs with program information. A pictorial list of the signs and their locations has been compiled.

In every instance you would work with a member of the Executive Committee who has access to information and resources. To volunteer or for more information contact Diane Nolting at 613-352-5670 or email the Committee at bathcanadaday@live.ca.









The 2017 Bath Canada Day Committee: 

Front Row: Joe Hudacin, Diane Nolting, Gail Heywood

Back Row: Dave Wreggitt, Laurie Minorgan, Allan Beatty, Ben Hagerman, Michelle Podhy, Kym Fairfax

Missing: John Warren