2018 Bath Canada Day

June 1st UPDATE

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



One Week From Today!

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, The Village Lifestyle for sponsoring the band. Click Here to contact Ted


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” featuring The Tonekats  will start at 8 pm and lead into the Fireworks.

The Tonekats are a great group and there will be guest appearances by Bon Evans of Bath, Alexa Goldie and Thom Davis.

Click here for a preview of their music

The winner of the O, Canada singing contest will sing our national anthem before the fireworks.

The Concert will take place in the large gazebo  behind Bath Public School. There’s lots of room to dance,to sit and listen to the band and to watch the fireworks. Bring a  lawn chair and some bug spray – it is July!

Parking will not be allowed behind the school yard so that people can enjoy the space.



  • PARADE REGISTRATION FORMS are available on this website under Parade, or by calling Joe at 613-352-7441. There’s still time to join the fun.
  • 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. The insurance requirement has been dropped and updated  information is available on this website under 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





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.




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. The rides will operate from 11-4 from behind the tennis courts. As with any plane, their ability to participate is weayther dependent.


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