Canada Day 2020
This year Canada Day will look a little different in Minden. Due to the provincial restrictions and guidelines for social distancing and the health and safety measures that continue to be implemented due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Township of Minden Hill’s traditional Canada Day event and celebrations are cancelled for 2020.
This difficult but necessary decision was made to ensure the safety and health of everyone in our community and beyond. Council and Staff of Minden Hills encourage everyone to celebrate Canada Day wherever you are and to connect with your family and friends in a safe and responsible way. Please abide by public health measures while celebrating Canada Day to prevent the spread of the virus and to keep our community safe. For more information, please visit https://covid-19.ontario.ca/.
While our traditional celebrations may have been cancelled, the Township is excited to offer a few unique and fun alternatives for celebrating this year.
Heritage Canada is hosting a virtual component to celebrate Canada’s 153rd birthday, and invites all Canadians, from coast to coast, at home and abroad, to celebrate from the safety of their own homes on July 1st. You can follow the festivities on the Canadian Heritage Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube or website platforms. There are many ways to participate:
- Canada Day Daytime Show – Start the day by checking out a virtual tour of celebrations across the country and highlights of our country’s cultural diversity, sporting excellence, Indigenous culture and languages, and the resilience of front-line workers.
- Canada Day Celebration Kit – explore the variety of interactive, creative and educational activities for the whole family. Have fun exploring each activity pack and share your experience using the hashtag #CanadaDay.
- Canada Day Evening Show – Finish the day with an entertaining show featuring original artistic collaborations between performers from coast to coast to coast, including stops in Halifax, Toronto and Vancouver. The night winds up with a montage of the best Canada Day fireworks from past years.
Show us how you will be celebrating Canada Day this year in true M.I.N.D.E.N style! The Township is hosting a photo contest where the winners will receive a gift certificate to a local Minden business of their choice! Participating is fun and easy to do. Simply pick a category (or categories) from the supplied list, get creative with Canada Day themed ideas, take a photo and submit it, along with a completed Photo Submission form to the Township. Entries will be judged on creativity, and how they tie in with Canada Day within the chosen category.
Maple Leaves and Maple Syrup: Use the maple leaf or other uniquely Canadian themes as your inspiration for face painting, decorating hair and/or nails or costumes.
Imagination: Get Creative! For kids and kids of all ages! Can you make Canada Day Christmas in July? How do you make a gathering of 10 people look like 20? And don’t forget that pets love Canada Day too!
Nature: Do you have an amazing flower or vegetable garden worth showing off? What about backyard (or barnyard) wildlife?
Doors, Patios and Balconies: Decorate your backyard, front yard, windows, doors or balconies in an explosion of red and white!
Essential Workers: Thank our front line workers and those in essential services in the most Canadian way possible!
National Foods of Canada: Celebrate our diverse multicultural nation by creating a culinary masterpiece – anything from BBQ, salads, mains, desserts, drinks (non-alcoholic please) and specialty dishes.
How to Enter
Entries may be submitted using the Photo Submission Form, by email to email@example.com. Entries will be accepted until July 10th. Contest winners will be announced shortly afterward and will receive a gift certificate to a local Minden business of their choice. Top photos will also be shared by the Township on its social media platforms. Participants may submit more than one entry. Each entry must include a completed Photo Submission Form (one form per photo) that includes their name, email, phone #, category and a brief description of what the photo is about and how it relates to Canada Day.
Contest Rules and Photo Submission Forms can also be downloaded from the link below:
By submitting a photo as part of the contest, the participant acknowledges that the Township reserves the right to use the photo(s) for marketing and/or promotional purposes in 2020 and beyond and on the Township’s social media platforms.
Canada Day Message from Township of Minden Hills Council
Suspension of Township Events
Due to the current requirement for social and physical distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic, and with the Township’s continuing effort to keep the community safe, the Council of the Township of Minden Hills have regrettably made the difficult decision to suspend/cancel all Township run events and programs until further notice. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this may cause and will provide updates on the rescheduling of events as this information becomes available.
For more information on Township events, please contact Elisha Weiss, Community Event Coordinator at
705-286-2808 or firstname.lastname@example.org