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There is nothing like a parade ESPECIALLY the Bath Canada Day Parade!

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Canada Day Vendor Market Registration is Open

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Canada Day 2022

Click for the full program

Bath Canada Day Map 2022 Final Version

Fete du Canada version francaise 2

We Can’t Wait to Welcome You Back!

On JULY 1st there will be lots to do!

Bath Canada Day Program of Events


Cost: $10 /pp

BATH ARTISANS SHOW AND SALE   at St John’s Hall   9:30 – 4

By the Tennis Courts on Church Street:

WELCOME BOOTH           9 – 5

VENDOR’S MARKET        9 – 5

KIDS ZONE                          9:30 – 4:30

Balloon artist

Activity tent

Bean Bag Toss

Giant Jenga

Dart Board

Obstacle Course

Inflatable Hockey rink


Indigenous Thanksgiving Prayer

Land Acknowledgement

Awarding of Contest Prizes

Introduction of the 2022 Grand Marshalls

O Canada

Cake cutting and photos

Buskers from 12 -1 pm at the Bath ( Pickleball) Park, the Academy, 360 Castaways and the porch of the Welborne Commons.

PARADE STARTS AT 1PM FROM FINKLE’S SHORE PARK TO BATH PUBLIC SCHOOL. It takes about 45 – 60 minutes to complete the route

Back to the Park


LIVE MUSIC By ROARSHACK!     2:30 – 4:30

Bath Lions Club 50/50 draw          3pm

FIREMEN’S FOAM                          3 pm

Downtown Bath   

BATH MUSEUM                                          10 – 4, Interactive displays

FAIRFIELD – GUTZEIT HOUSE             10 – 4, Historic Costume Photo Op

The Fireworks will be on Amherst Island this year starting about 9:45. The larger fireworks will be visible in Bath. Best viewed from vantage points at Millhaven or the area near Jim Snow Drive.

Main Street Stores Open on Canada Day

Circle K 24 hours

Fast Freddy’s      6-11

The Lodge’s 6th Anniversary  10 – 2

360 Castaways   11 – 5

Schell’s Open 9 – 5

Village Pizza        Open 10:30 – 9pm

Lakeside Studio Gallery  12-5

Anderwood Studio           12-5

Books-on-Main  10 – 5

Welborne Commons       11am -last seating 6pm


Fun Stuff Leading up to July 1st:

scroll down so you don’t miss anything.

Announcing the winners of the


Congratulations to all of you

The 2022 Bath Canada Day Button will be in local stores on June 1st.

Your donation supports Children’s Activities. Thank you for your support



Email for information and entry form

from 2021 Natalie and Alana Debliek, 73 Windermere

Decorate Entry Form

Decorate Information





Date: Saturday, June 18

Time: 2-4 pm

Location: Centennial Park, Bath

Music by Fred Brown and Friends

Bring a blanket, a chair, and your dancing shoes.

Sponsored by

Refreshments available from the Bath Lions Club

2022 Bath Canada Day Button will be available by donation.






Annual Bike, Trike, Wagon, Stroller, Scooter Decorating Contest

We supply the materials, you bring the kids and some scissors.

Date: June 30

Time: 3-5 pm

Location: Briscoe Park .

Directions: Take Main Street Bath to Sir John Johnson, turn north and follow the road to Briscoe Park.

Details here: THE GREAT DECORATE Poster 2022



Planning for the Parade is underway

Click for Parade Information Package 2022 version 4




Vendor Registration 2022 TC Rev 4.1 Approved (1)


Every year we hear these kinds of comments: 

“I love Bath on Canada Day! We come every year.”

“Your parade is so awesome!”

“We never miss Canada Day in Bath”

I can’t believe how well organized it all is.”

These words are music to the ears of the organizing committee and to the amazing group of volunteers who make everything roll out so smoothly.  Over the last few years, the size of the event has grown to accommodate the changing demographic of the Township and the increased numbers of visitors from surrounding areas.


above: Laurie Minorgan, Joe Hudacin & Maxine Fraser

As we work towards 2022 and beyond, the Committee needs to expand so that we can

  • Equalize the increased workload
  • Incorporate new ideas while staying true to our family-friendly, accessible format.
  •  Continue to build our strong volunteer base

New in 2022

We have two new recruits for our Parade Committee – Dave and Adam Bryant and Melissa Willis whose energy and enthusiasm is infectious!

Irena Ross has taken on the Great Decorate Program and will take over the Bath Canada Day Button Program next year.

We are still in need of a lead for the Canada Day Entertainment and the KIDS ZONE starting in 2023


Chair position

As of July 1st 2022, the Chair Position will be vacant.   The current chair has committed to staying on until 2022 to mentor a new chair/co-chairs so they have an understanding of how it all comes together.

No special qualifications are needed other than being a relatively organized person, excited about working on Canada Day and willing to look for opportunities for partnering with individuals and community groups.  The mechanics of planning and the details have been documented for each area of responsibility. You don’t have to start from scratch and you aren’t in it alone.


It is REALLY important to know

As part of the planning committee, team leaders work with the chair, other committee members and volunteers to ensure that resources are available for their activities and time lines are met.

Within each of the areas listed above there is a core of experienced volunteers who take on specific tasks each year. The Team Leader is not expected to do it all.

For example:

If you are the Team Leader for the Entertainment and Children’s activities there are volunteers in place who look after the bike/trike decorating contest (also known as The Great Decorate), organizing the live music, the firemen’s foam, and the button design contest. That leaves the organization of the Kids Zone activities as your main focus. Much of the booking for the Kids Zone has already been done for 2022.

Welcome Booth

Time commitment

The time commitment for a team leader is 30 hours spread throughout the year. There are 2-3 fall planning meetings, with the majority of the time needed in late April through June.

Timelines, contact information and tracking sheets have been developed for each area so you know what needs to be done, by whom and by when.

Each of the other 2 areas have similar levels of experienced volunteer support.


Why would you take this on?

Being part of the Bath Canada Day Committee means that you get to work with a dedicated and enthusiastic group of volunteers. You will share the rush that comes with seeing people all dressed in red and white, excited about the day and the activities.

You will meet new people with lots of different skill sets and learn a great deal about the village and the surrounding community.

Your efforts will make an important contribution to the cultural and economic life of Bath.

I am happy to meet with anyone who would like more specifics about the planning committee, the role of the chair, specific team tasks and the team leader’s role. Give me a call at 613-352-5670 anytime.

Please consider joining us, you will be welcomed and appreciated.


Looking Back: More pictures from past celebrations can be found at the photo gallery button on the main menu. The site is slowly being added to as more photos are available.

2021 Bath Canada Day Button Design Contest.

Ava Baldwin was the 2021 winner. Ava is shown with volunteer, David Golding who replicated her design onto the “Big Button” on display in Centennial Park.


Making Bath Beautiful for Canada Day: our 2nd annual Doorway and Property Decorating Contest.

Congratulations to the Winners of the Making Bath(more) Beautiful Contest


July 1st 2021 virtual concert

In case you missed it, here’s the link:


The Great Decorate 2019 – So Much Fun

The Great Decorate

  • We supplied the decorations
  • You brought the scissors
  • We all had a great time! Se


Historical Costume Workshop 2012

Many thanks to Debbie Lovegrove and Grace Partridge, members of the Historical Costume Club of Kingston

On April 25th they provided an informative and supportive workshop for ladies looking to dress up for the 2019 celebrations. From pattern choices and alterations, trying on petticoats and hoops, making hats and learning about the styles of a bygone era, everyone had fun. They will also help folks going forward as needed.