Canada Day Celebrations
Celebrate Canada Day in Markham! Today, Mayor Frank Scarpitti and the City of Markham’s Canada Day Co-Chairs, Councillor Alex Chiu and Councillor Amanda Collucci, announced the exciting lineup of entertainment that you can expect at Milne Dam Conservation Park on July 1.
“Every day we are reminded of how fortunate we are to live in Canada,” says Mayor Frank Scarpitti. “As the Mayor of Markham, I would like to thank all who make this community work, and all who take great pride in being Canadian, and the moment we stop celebrating that, we do a disservice to those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country and a disservice to all who have come from every corner of the world for the hope of a better life. Canada Day is an opportunity to come together, to celebrate and to make a statement of how blessed we really are.”
Each year, this signature event draws over 20,000 attendees from Markham, the Greater Toronto Area and across Southern Ontario. From the Citizenship Ceremony, to the sold out Seniors' Luncheon, People’s Parade and celebrations at Milne Dam, this event has something for everyone.
"We are thrilled to see some familiar faces from our 2017 Star Search Markham competition back this year, and in the spotlight for our 2018 Canada Day celebrations," says Canada Day Co-Chair, Councillor Alex Chiu.
"This year is going to be another outstanding event as we celebrate the True North Strong and Free on July 1," says Canada Day Co-Chair, Councillor Amanda Collucci. "It will be a fun day for all ages, and you won't want to miss out!"
To learn more about Markham’s Canada Day celebrations, visit markham.ca/canadaday
Doo Doo the Clown
3:00, 3:20, 3:50, 5:50, 6:40 p.m.
Doo Doo has been performing for over 29 years at various festivals, fairs, trade shows and private events. Doo Doo keeps his shows fresh, fun and exciting for all!
Doo Doo is well known as the clown from the Daniel Cooke Show on Treehouse TV and adults all know him as the Clown from the hit movie Billy Madison starring along with Adam Sandler.
Watch Doo Doo the Clown
Daniela Di immerses herself in the world of music with her beloved electric violin. Fusing old and new, from dubstep to rock and everything in between, it's a sound to be heard and sight to be seen.
Daniela competed in the Star Search Markham competition last year to celebrate Canada 150 and wowed the judges with her unique sound.
Star Search Markham Top 3 Finalist
Michelle White is a classically trained pianist who started her musical journey at the young age of five. Michelle honed her skills on the flute and saxophone spending many years in jazz and gospel bands – the stage is in her DNA.
Michelle was a finalist in the Star Search Markham competition to celebrate Canada 150 last year. She has entertained the crowd at several City of Markham events since, including Markham Expo 150.
Listen to "Knocks Me Off My Feet" by Michelle White
9:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Neon Dreams is rapidly emerging trio from Halifax who draw their inspiration from pop, rock, EDM, hiphop and reggae music. They made an impact on Canadian radio in 2016 with their breakout single, "Marching Bands" featuring Kardinal Official.
Their high energy performances have led them to open for acts such as The Chainsmokers, Flo Rida, Nelly Furtado and more!
Listen to "Marching Bands" by Neon Dreams
WHAT ELSE IS HAPPENING?
Citizenship Ceremony: 8:00 a.m. – What a better way to kick-off the celebrations on July 1 than by welcoming new Canadians to our City during Citizenship Court Ceremony at the Markham Civic Centre.
Seniors’ Luncheon: 11:45 a.m. – Celebrating the contributions of seniors to our community with a free luncheon for seniors at Le Parc, located at 8432 Leslie Street. With 800 people in attendance each year, this sold out event offers great food and fun, plus a special performance by BluSoul – back by popular demand!
People’s Parade: 4:00 p.m. – Watch the past, present and future of Markham come to life as the parade makes its way from McCowan Road and Highway 7 into Milne Dam Conservation Park! Members of the community are encouraged to join in the fun.
Grand Finale Fireworks: 10:00 p.m. – Cap the night off with fireworks at sunset!