Today, July 1, is the 153rd anniversary of Canada’s Confederation, commemorated annually as Canada Day, formerly known as Dominion Day, in reference to the country’s official name.
On this day, the British North America Act of 1867 came into effect, creating the Dominion of Canada through the unification of Ontario, Québec, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia.
It is a date celebrated annually since Governor-General Lord Monck requested all Her Majesty’s subjects across Canada to celebrate July 1, becoming a statutory holiday 11 years later through federal law.
Celebrations will be different this year, given the COVID-19 pandemic, but continue all the same. After all, 2020 is all about learning to roll with the punches.
Find more information on Canada in today’s live-streamed trivia event and more fun ways to celebrate in the list below.
Take part in Sudbury.com’s live Canada Day trivia game
Join us on our Facebook page for some friendly competition to celebrate Canada. The fun starts at 12 p.m.
Mini donuts, fudge, dipped apples and lemonade
Northwest Fudge Factory in Levack is celebrating Canada Day with their famous hot and fresh mini donuts. Pick-up fresh fudge, dipped apples, cotton candy and lemonade curb-side at their shop at 35 Levack Drive in Levack from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Canada Day picnic takeout meal from Lockerby Legion
Fried chicken, potato salad, brown beans, perogies, cabbage rolls and dessert for $15 per person. Pre-order on June 30 between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Phone 705-522-6060. Pay and pick up your food on July 1 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and enjoy your meal outside with entertainment by Stan Snow (weather permitting).
Sudbury Celebrates Canada Day Virtual Event
The event will be livestreamed from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., then again from 6 to 8 p.m. on Science North’s Facebook page and Eastlink TV. Daytime entertainment will feature performances from YES Theatre, Happiness is Dancing and several culturally-based dance groups, including the Mino Bimaadiziwin Dance Troupe and Baladi National Dance Studio. Evening entertainment, on the other hand, will feature independent performances by singer-songwriters Patricia Cano and Jim Cuddy.
Due to COVID-19, Canada Day is going to be very different this year. Sudbury.com wants to see how you are celebrating our country. Send us photos of your best red and white. Have your photos added to our Canada Day photogallery by emailing them to email@example.com.
The Lounge Presents: The Go North Festival
An online concert series featuring music curated from Northern Ontario Festivals and select Northern Ontario Films. The show will air live on this Facebook event and at www.cionorth.ca.
Pre-show starts at 6:30 pm.
Featuring music by:
Frank Deresti @ 7:00 pm
Jesse Merineau @ 7:30 pm
The Fast Romantics @ 8:00 pm
Virtual film screenings
Sudbury Indie Cinema Co-op is featuring the following film online.
Escape rooms are open at Let’s Scrabbalatte.
Both escape rooms for 3-8 players are open daily. At this time, a maximum of three self-isolating groups can form the party for each game.
Let’s Scrabbalatte is located at 66 Elm Street. 705-674-8888.
Horizon drive-in Fridays and Saturdays
Located in Southridge Mall parking lot
Grease 9 p.m. (July 3-4)
Central Intelligence 11 p.m. (July 3)
The Conjuring 11 p.m. (July 4)
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