2017 Bath Canada Day


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Listen for Canadian Music and Bath Historic Moments created by grade 7 students at Bath Public School.

 Morning Show interview :  http://www.ckwstv.com/2017/06/22/village-of-bath-preps-to-celebrate-canada-150/

Click here for the Events Schedule 2017 Canada Day Flyer.

Updates to the flyer.

The water has subsided significantly allowing the Food and Craft Vendors to open from 9-5 on July 1st using the west part of Centennial Park and locations on Fairfield and Queen Streets.

KIDS ZONE activities will run from 9-5, not 10 to 4

The Frontenac Military Vehicle Association will not have their static display on Church Street but will be part of the Parade.

Village Pizza’s new hours on Canada Day are 10:30 – 3



Look for 13 new entries in this year’s parade.CanadaDay.Small

2017 Canada Day Buttons are now in local stores. Wear yours with pride knowing that your donation has helped to fund children’s programs on Canada Day.

As well as rotating spots throughout the Village, the Buskers have a stage downtown on the patio of the the old Loyalist Grill right next to the Pharmacy. Thanks to Sue Dodds for her support for the buskers.


Showcasing local musical talent is a big part of Canada 150 in Bath. In addition to the buskers who will be in the Village all day, and the performances by Gary Raspberry and Fred Brown and Friends in Centennial Park, Dave Wreggitt, our Entertainment Coordinator has a terrific line-up in place for the outdoor concert which will take place next to the tennis courts on Church Street starting at 5:30 pm and continuing up to Fire Works display. There will be a draw for high end guitar Gibson Classic Made in the USA acoustic guitar and case (valued at $900) at 6 pm but you have to be there to win.

Michael George will emcee the evening line-up:

5:30 pm   Still Alice– Folk Rock – http://youtube.com/watch?v=TVBunYGZtaw

6:00 pm  Carolyna Lovely – Country Rock- carolyna.com/gallery

6:30 pm  Riley and Riley – Southern Blues style –http://rileyandrileyblues.com

7:00 pm  Jeff J Gaulton – Folk Rock-http://www.reverbnation.com/Jeffjgaulton

7:30 pm  We’re From Earth – Alternative Folk –http://werefromearth.com

8:00 pm   Samantha Moore – Pop/Rock/ Soft Rock –http://romanline333.wixsite.com/samanthamoore

9:00 pm Alexa Goldie– Pop/ Modern www.youtube.com/watch?v=6O2QP4f7pZo

Van Sheen will play guitar riffs to accompany the fire works


Bike Rodeo clip artBike Rodeo on Saturday, June 24th, 11 am at Bath Public School grounds. This is a FREE educational and fun event sponsored by the Napanee O.P.P., the L&A Community Bike Shop and the Bath Canada Day Committee. Registration begins at 10:30. This event is open to kids 16 and under, including those who can ride a trike. Participants will have their bikes safety checked, their helmet fit checked, learn the “Rules of the Road” and complete a roads skills challenge.  Young children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Pizza (compliments of Village Pizza) and a drink will be provided.

It would be really helpful for our planning if we had an idea of how many kids might be coming.

If you are interested in having your kids or grand kids, nieces, nephews (you get the idea) take part shoot us an email at bathcanadaday@live.ca. We’ll send you the registration form so you’ll be ready to go when you arrive.


Mr Sunderland’s grade seven class at Bath Public School are researching PopCanRadio.caand recording stories about the history of Bath. These Historic Moments stories will be aired on PopCanRadio.ca, an all Canadian content, digital radio station based in Kingston. Thanks go to Michael Bartlett, owner of PopCanRadio for his support for this project.



Helicopter Rides with Kouri’s Kopters from 10 – 4 on Canada Day. The landing pad will be behind the tennis courts close to the Bath United Church graveyard. Cost is $50 per person ( tax included)Kouri's Kopters


In The KIDS ZONE – Crafts and games at the Come Out and Play Trailer, Joanne Wright, the balloon lady, face painting, photo picture cut-outs and the Wrecking Ball inflatable.

Across the street – Pony rides and petting zoo, the Firemen’s Foam, and horse drawn wagon rides (after the parade).

In the Evening – Live outdoor music concert staring at 5:30 behind the Tennis/Pickle Ball courts on Church Street.











Thanks to all the volunteers, the Bath Pickleball Club Executive, Loyalist Township and the participants  who made this a wonderful day of fun, fellowship and fund raising. A special thank you to David Bussiere of ONIX for his donation of balls for the tournament and a pickle ball paddle to raffle, Larry Howes of Racquet Science Kingston for his support and Ted Custance of Sutton Realty and David Brownlee of Dominion Securities for their financial contributions.


TEA with the QUEEN


On Saturday, June 10th, Queen Victoria came for tea and presided over a wonderful afternoon. Guests were greeted with a beautiful rose, enjoyed a delicious cream tea, learned about the evolution of clothing through the Regency period to the early 1900’s and about the historical context of the Fenian Raids into Canada in the 1860’s.

Thanks to Gail Heywood and Joyce LeBlanc who chaired the event, all of the volunteers who helped with the preparation and service, the Historical Costume Club of Kingston and David Smith for making this such a successful afternoon.








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

Volunteers are alwaIMG_6365ys welcome and especially this anniversary year.

Help will be needed to welcome visitors to the park, staff the Bike Rodeo, help vendors get set up at the market, put up signs, solicit sponsorships and marshal the parade

If you want to help out and have an hour or two to spare contact us at bathcanadaday@live.ca or call Joe at 613-352-7441.





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.

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.