2018 Bath Canada Day

MAY UPDATE – Only 43  days till July 1st!


On Sunday, May 20th, the All You Can Eat Breakfast is being hosted by the Bath and District Lions Club at St. John’s Hall. Breakfast goes from 9 to noon, with entertainment by Fred Brown and Friends. The proceeds are being donated to the 2018 Bath Canada Day activities. Thank you Lions.

We still need a few volunteers to help with setting up between 7am and 9am in the Park.



Parents, grandparents, aunties, uncles, cousins, buddies take note.

We are looking for a young person between the ages of 12-18, who is a resident of Loyalist Township to sing “O, Canada” at the Official Ceremonies in Centennial Park and before the Fireworks.

All the details and an entry form can be found at bathcanadaday.ca  Click on MUSIC. Entry forms are due by June 1st. The first ten received will be invited to audition on June 23rd at the Bath Fire Hall.  There are cash prizes for the winner and two runner-ups. The winner will also be invited to ride in the Bath Canada Day Parade with his or her family. This program is sponsored in part by a grant received from the Community Foundation of Lennox and Addington.

Circle June 9th


On Saturday June 9th, The Monarch’s will be performing at the Loyalist Golf Course Clubhouse. 1 Loyalist Blvd in Bath ON.

This event is open to anyone who loves classic rock and roll and country music, not just people living at Loyalist Estates.

The fun starts at 7pm  and goes ’till 11. The Clubhouse full service restaurant is open until 9pm, snacks available at the bar.

Tickets can be purchased at the following Bath Main Street merchants:

  • Fast Freddy’s
  • J&P’s Restaurant,
  • The Lodge
  • Heritage Point Antiques and Gifts
  • Schell’s Market.

Proceeds from the dance support Bath Canada Day 2018 activities. Many thanks to Ted Custance of Sutton Realty for sponsoring the band.

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.










On Sunday, May 6th, The Nostalgic Sound Big Band entertained an entusiastic crowd with their renditions of old favourites and some new arrangements of songs not usually thought of as swing band music. Kudos to the Bath United Church Women the delectable finger foods served at intermission and to the men of the congregation who help everything run smoothly.



  • PARADE REGISTRATION FORMS are available on this website under Parade, or by calling Joe at 613-352-7441. Walkers, clowns, decorated floats, musicians, sports teams, service groups, businesses, antique vehicles, horses etc. – everyone is welcome.
  • The KIDS DECORATED BIKE CONTEST takes place at the corner of Country Club and Main Street at 12:15 on Canada Day. All the contestants then merge into the parade. This year we will have a Best Family Bikes category.
  • VENDOR SPOTS are available for the July 1st market in Centennial Park. All the information is available at bathcanadaday.ca at Vendors. John Warren is the coordinator and happy to answer any questions you might have.

Regular updates are posted on our website – bathcanadaday.ca and on Facebook.com/BathCanadaDay. Check back often for the latest developments



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 this chance to see Bath from the air.


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. Gifts received by May 1st will be listed in the Canada Day Flyer.

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. If you would like to help out either on Canada Day or before, call Diane at 613-352-5670




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