Celebrate Canada Day at Oshawa’s Lakeview Park

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Published June 30, 2023 at 12:44 pm

Oshawa is having a party Saturday, and everyone is invited.

The celebration begins at 2 p.m. with activities and entertainment for all ages, including music from Whitby’s 21 year-old pop rocker Matt Doran and Wolves on Tape and family friendly options including the Woofjocks Canine All Stars, Vital! (a contemporary circus cabaret), Sandqube Sand Sculptures (with interactive sandcastle workshops), inflatables and more.

The official opening ceremonies will take place on the main stage at 4 p.m. and there will also be displays from community partners, local food vendors, family, beach and activity zones, a midway and plenty more music from the stage.

Woofjocks Canine All-Stars

“Celebrating Canada Day at Lakeview Park is a long-standing tradition for many Oshawa residents and their families and friends,” said Mayor Dan Carter. “It is a great place to celebrate our nation’s birthday and I encourage all residents new and old to visit this beautiful park and enjoy the festivities.”

The tunes start again at 5 p.m. with local supergroup Penalty Box running through their vast repertoire of songs, according to Oshawa music writer and historian Will McGuirk, followed by three-piece country band New Moon Junction (which McGuirk says is a “combo of Little Big Town and Fleetwood Mac”), with Midnight Council, a five-piece classic cover band, hitting the stage at 7 p.m. Alt-rockers Morningside is next, with headliner Excuses Excuses, an explosive three-piece Oshawa Music Award-nominated rock band with a debut album – ‘Listen Up’ – now available, leading into the fireworks display (presented by Tribute Communities), which will light up the sky at dusk.

Excuses Excuses

Public parking at Lakeview Park is only available to those with an accessibility sticker but there will be a free shuttle service running from the Oshawa Centre to Lakeview Park from 1 p.m. until 9:15 p.m. The shuttle will return attendees to the Oshawa Centre after the firework display has finished. Regular Durham Region Transit routes will also be available for transportation.

“I’m so proud to be Canadian. The City of Oshawa’s Canada Day celebration is one of our many premier events that attract thousands of visitors from across the GTA and Canada to celebrate being Canadian right here each year,” said Councillor Tito-Dante Marimpietri.

For information on Canada Day at Lakeview Park and to see the schedule. Visit  https://www.oshawa.ca/en/parks-recreation-and-culture/canada-day.aspx

 

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