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City of Markham's entertainment lineup for Canada Day

Monday, June 10, 2019

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MARKHAM, ON - June 18, 2019 – Get ready to celebrate Canada Day in Markham! Mayor Frank Scarpitti and Markham's Canada Day Chair, Councillor Amanda Collucci, announced the exciting lineup of entertainment that you can expect at Milne Dam - Markham's official celebration site - on July 1, featuring School of Rock Markham.

“It’s a point of pride when we come together as a community, joining Canadians from coast to coast to celebrate our nation’s birthday, and in true Markham style, we celebrate in a big way,” says Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti. “Markham’s story, Canada’s story, is about living in harmony knowing what we have in common far outweighs what makes us different. It’s about welcoming new Canadians and recognizing those who came before us. Get ready for another unforgettable experience. Markham is the place to be this Canada Day.”

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.

Milne Dam is the official site of Markham's Canada Day celebrations - offering a wide variety of children's activities, live music, food trucks and more! Cap the night off with grand finale fireworks at dusk.

"This year is going to be another outstanding event as we celebrate the True North Strong and Free on July 1," says Canada Day Chair, Councillor Amanda Collucci. "It will be a fun day for all ages, and you won't want to miss it! The fireworks are always a crowd-pleaser and this year’s show is sure to delight the crowd."


What's planned at the Official Celebration Site?

The celebrations at Milne Dam offer a wide variety of children's activities, live music, tasty food and more! Cap the night off with grand finale fireworks at dusk.




What else is happening?

  • Citizenship Ceremony: 8:30 a.m. – What better way to kick-off the celebrations on July 1 than by welcoming 50 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 new feature entertainment by Quisha Wint, one of Toronto's premier vocalists!
  • 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. – As the day’s celebrations come to a close, watch as spectacular fireworks light up the night sky.


To learn more about Markham’s Canada Day celebrations, visit markham.ca/canadaday. 

Canada Day Press Conference 2019

From left to right: Trinela Cane, Shelley Davine (School of Rock Markham), Graham Unsted (School of Rock Markham), Darrell Hein (Markham snapd), Kelli Dubois (Bell Canada), Mayor Frank Scarpitti, Councillor Amanda Collucci, Councillor Khalid Usman, John Chemilian (JD Development Group), Ella Wong (Huawei Canada), Hao Zhang (JD Development Group), Andy Taylor, John Webster.




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Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti's Office: Lama Nicolas, Senior Communications Advisor at lnicolas@markham.ca or 416.671.2890.

For all other media inquiries / interview requests for the City of Markham:
Erynn Sally, Media Relations Coordinator at esally@markham.ca or 416.737.2684.

About Markham: Markham, an award-winning municipality with over 355,000 residents and the largest of nine communities in York Region, is home to over 400 corporate head offices and more than 1,500 high tech and life science companies. Markham is a leader in attracting foreign direct investment with more than 210 foreign companies located in the City. Founded in the 1790s, today Markham is Canada’s most diverse community and enjoys a rich heritage, outstanding community planning and services, and a vibrant local economy. Markham has received the Excellence Canada Gold Award for Organizational Quality & Healthy Workplace, and multiple heritage and environmental awards.

MARKHAM, ON - June 18, 2019 – Get ready to celebrate Canada Day in Markham! Mayor Frank Scarpitti and Markham's Canada Day Chair, Councillor Amanda Collucci, announced the exciting lineup of entertainment that you can expect at Milne Dam - Markham's official celebration site - on July 1, featuring School of Rock Markham.

“It’s a point of pride when we come together as a community, joining Canadians from coast to coast to celebrate our nation’s birthday, and in true Markham style, we celebrate in a big way,” says Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti. “Markham’s story, Canada’s story, is about living in harmony knowing what we have in common far outweighs what makes us different. It’s about welcoming new Canadians and recognizing those who came before us. Get ready for another unforgettable experience. Markham is the place to be this Canada Day.”

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.

Milne Dam is the official site of Markham's Canada Day celebrations - offering a wide variety of children's activities, live music, food trucks and more! Cap the night off with grand finale fireworks at dusk.

"This year is going to be another outstanding event as we celebrate the True North Strong and Free on July 1," says Canada Day Chair, Councillor Amanda Collucci. "It will be a fun day for all ages, and you won't want to miss it! The fireworks are always a crowd-pleaser and this year’s show is sure to delight the crowd."


What's planned at the Official Celebration Site?

The celebrations at Milne Dam offer a wide variety of children's activities, live music, tasty food and more! Cap the night off with grand finale fireworks at dusk.




What else is happening?

  • Citizenship Ceremony: 8:30 a.m. – What better way to kick-off the celebrations on July 1 than by welcoming 50 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 new feature entertainment by Quisha Wint, one of Toronto's premier vocalists!
  • 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. – As the day’s celebrations come to a close, watch as spectacular fireworks light up the night sky.


To learn more about Markham’s Canada Day celebrations, visit markham.ca/canadaday. 

Canada Day Press Conference 2019

From left to right: Trinela Cane, Shelley Davine (School of Rock Markham), Graham Unsted (School of Rock Markham), Darrell Hein (Markham snapd), Kelli Dubois (Bell Canada), Mayor Frank Scarpitti, Councillor Amanda Collucci, Councillor Khalid Usman, John Chemilian (JD Development Group), Ella Wong (Huawei Canada), Hao Zhang (JD Development Group), Andy Taylor, John Webster.




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Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti's Office: Lama Nicolas, Senior Communications Advisor at lnicolas@markham.ca or 416.671.2890.

For all other media inquiries / interview requests for the City of Markham:
Erynn Sally, Media Relations Coordinator at esally@markham.ca or 416.737.2684.

About Markham: Markham, an award-winning municipality with over 355,000 residents and the largest of nine communities in York Region, is home to over 400 corporate head offices and more than 1,500 high tech and life science companies. Markham is a leader in attracting foreign direct investment with more than 210 foreign companies located in the City. Founded in the 1790s, today Markham is Canada’s most diverse community and enjoys a rich heritage, outstanding community planning and services, and a vibrant local economy. Markham has received the Excellence Canada Gold Award for Organizational Quality & Healthy Workplace, and multiple heritage and environmental awards.