2019 Bath Canada Day

 Time to start thinking about the 2019 celebrations!

This year Bath celebrates 160 years of its incorporation as a Village.  Your Committee is working on a number of projects to highlight our history and our community

  • Help with Dressing Up

In the lead up to the War of 1812 celebrations, many people wanted to know how to dress in a period costume so a seminar and bonnet making workshop were offered.

Moving forward to 2019, members of the Historical Costume Club of Kingston have offered to teach people how to make their own period costume (1859 to early 1900’s) This could be a simple as a basic skirt and jacket to be worn with a purchased white blouse or something more elaborate if time and skill level were available. 

You can get help with

  • Choosing/modifying a pattern
  • Underwear
  • Hat making
  • Petticoats and hoops
  • Simple skirt and jacket
  • Trimmings
  • Accessories
  • Shopping for supplies and material – they know where the bargains are!

To date  (Feb. 24th 8 people have indicated an interest in some aspect of making an outfit: bonnet making, simple skirt and jacket and one who is inerested in a more complicated project. There is room to accommodate a few more folks so please contact Deb  deblovegrove@sympatico.ca  asap and tell her what you would like to learn and / or make.

  • An initial get together will be organised with HCCK memebers working with the different interests. Date, time and location t.b.a. shortly.


  • A New Gazebo
    • In collaboration with the Recreation Services Department of Loyalist Township and with a grant from the Ontario Government, a new Gazebo will be constructed in Centennial Park to serve as a stage, a shelter, for movies in the park, a setting for weddings or family gatherings, etc. A target date of June 23rd has been set for the Official Opening.


  • A Time Capsule
    • A time capsule will be created containing memorabilia and snapshots of the Village from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020.



  • The Old Photos Project
  • Bath Canada Day has been a big deal for the Village for a long time.
  • In collaboration with the Bath Museum, residents of Bath and area  are invited to share any photos they would care to make public to help us showcase the history and civic pride that Bath Canada Day fosters.  They will be scanned, returned to you if you want them back,  or stored for posterity.
  • The photos can be displayed in a variety of ways, used for promoting the Village and teaching visitors and residents alike about this wonderful celebration of civic pride.
  • To date 900 hundred pieces have been donated dating back to 1959 – keep them coming!
  • For more information contact bathcanadaday@live.ca  or  www.bathmuseumontario.com   


Your 2019 Planning Committee is:

Diane Nolting – Chair

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. 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


A few pictures from Canada Day 2018

Thanks to Sean and Pam Melia for the photos.

Almost Famous band

Dancing to the music










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