Waterloo celebrates Canada Day with online event

Posted On Monday June 22, 2020

The City of Waterloo is excited to announce an online event in celebration of Canada Day. 

On July 1, the community is invited to join together to watch a video featuring local artists and musicians, with appearances by Mayor Jaworsky and city councillors. 

The video is the official release of the “O Canada” anthem led by award-winning Artists in Residence Richard Burrows and Christa Mercey. The anthem is a compilation of video submissions from community members as they watched Burrows and Mercey’s instructional videos and used their personal musical instruments to participate in the creation of the song. Interested community members can still participate in this project – visit the Artist in Residence webpage to find out more. The project will also continue after July 1 with the creation of a new song, “We Are Waterloo”. 

The Canada Day video celebration will begin at 4 p.m. Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield will count down to the fireworks which are scheduled to begin at 9:30 p.m. Residents are encouraged to download the snapd HUB augmented reality platform and hold their phones and tablets to the sky to see the fireworks display right in their own backyard. The virtual fireworks will be available to re-watch until July 4.

The City of Waterloo's Canada Day Community Celebration is made possible, in part by the Government of Canada’s Celebrate Canada program.


For more information, please visit waterloo.ca   


Media content: 

Shelly Reed
Communications consultant
City of Waterloo