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We would like to acknowledge support from the Government of Canada. (Nous aimerions reconnaître le soutien du Gouvernemet Canadien.)

 
 

June 29: Canada 150 Yoga

When: Thursday, June 29, 2017, 10 – 11 a.m. & 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Where: Sugarloaf Marina Pavilion

What: Canada 150–themed Pay-as-You-Play Yoga Classes

Stretch, strengthen, tone, and relax with Canada 150–themed yoga (#27 on the ParticipACTION 150 Play List). Join us in the pavilion wearing red and white to get your Canada-themed swag and a yoga class for just $1.50!

 
 

June 30: Countdown to Canada Day

When: Friday, June 30, 2017, 7 p.m. – 12 a.m. July 1

Where: The Canadian Corps Association Unit 43

What: New Year’s Eve–style Countdown Bash featuring The Howling Horns

Count down to the 150th anniversary of Confederation with live music from The Howling Horns in a beautiful canal-side setting. Actual countdown will take place at 11:59 p.m. This is a 19+ event. Admission is free.

 
 

June 30--July 2: Niagara Antique Power Association Heritage Display

When: Friday, June 30, to Sunday, July 2, 2017, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Where: Learn Heritage Farm (Sherkston)

What: N.A.P.A. 45th Annual Heritage Display Featuring John Deere

Visit the Learn Heritage Farm, home of the N.A.P.A. Saw Mill, Bake Shop, and Ice Cream Shop, the Kramer Blacksmith Shop, and much more! You’ll see antique tractors, cars, and trucks, Meccano models, and specially featured John Deere tractors and equipment. The kids will have a great time in Kiddy Korner, and everyone will enjoy the daily demonstrations and stage entertainment. Admission is $6 for adults; children under 12 are free.

 
 

July 1: Canada Day in the Park

When: Saturday, July 1, 2017, 10 a.m – 9 p.m.

Where: H.H. Knoll Lakeview Park

What: Food, Entertainment, Vendors, Kids’ Activities, and More

The Port Colborne Optimist Club always hosts Canada Day in the Park, but this year, they’re going above and beyond to mark the closing of Port Colborne Heritage Days—My Canada Matters. Festivities will include both kids’ and main stages, kids’ activities, vendors, demonstrations, special Canada 150 performances, and a skydiving presentation! Official ceremonies and Canada birthday cake at 1 p.m. This is a free, family-oriented event.

 
 

Bonus Event #1: Canada 150 Volleyball Tournament at Nickel Beach

When: Saturday, July 15, 2017, 9 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Where: Nickel Beach

What: Volleyball Tournament

Keep the celebration going with our Canada 150 volleyball tournament at Nickel Beach, hosted by the Niagara Sport & Social Club. Recreational, Intermediate, and Competitive categories are available. Registration closes July 12 (fees apply). Sponsored by the Smokin' Buddha.

 

 
 

June 20: Opening Ceremonies

When: Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 2 - 4 p.m.

Where: Port Colborne Historical & Marine Museum

What: Opening Ceremonies & Dedication of Timber Frame Cabin

Enjoy entertainment from the City of Thorold Pipe Band and exhibits of 150-related projects (including a cedar canoe crafted by Port Colborne High School students, a Canada 150 quilt by the Port Colborne Quilt & Stitchery Guild, and Exposure 150 in the Museum gallery). Wander the Museum grounds beforehand and even bring a picnic lunch! Museum and Heritage Village open 12 to 5. Official ceremonies at 2 with light refreshments to follow. This is a free public event.

 

 
 

June 21: National Aboriginal Day

When: Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Where: Roselawn Centre for the Living Arts

What: Entertainment & Artisans Showcasing Indigenous Heritage & Culture

Join us in the Presidents Room at Roselawn to celebrate the heritage of Canada’s first people. Long before Confederation, Indigenous people were shaping the land and culture of what we now call Canada (likely itself derived from an Indigenous word), and they remain an important part of our community and our country. Learn more from artisans and performers from our local First Nations.  This is a free event.

 
 

June 22: Presentation of Canada 150 Placemats to Meals on Wheels

When: Thursday, June 22, 2017, 2 – 3 p.m.

Where: McKellar Hall at the Port Colborne Hospital

What: Presentation of Placemats from Port Colborne Quilt & Stitchery Guild

Members of the Port Colborne Quilt & Stitchery Guild will present several dozen Canada 150–themed placemats they made for Meals on Wheels participants. This free event is open to the public

 
 

June 23: Centennial Pool Time Capsule Opening

When: Friday, June 23, 2017, 10 – 11:30 a.m.

Where: Vale Health & Wellness Centre

What: Opening of Centennial Pool Time Capsule from 1967

Revisit 50 years of swimming in Port Colborne as we open the time capsule embedded in Centennial Pool in 1967. See the items and messages people left to be discovered half a century later. Pictures and other artifacts will also be on display courtesy of the Museum. Light refreshments will be served. This is a free public event.

 
 

June 24: St-Jean-Baptiste Day Beats & Bites

When: Saturday, June 24, 2017, 12 – 2 p.m.

Where: Le Centre des Aînés Francophone

What: Traditional French Food Tastings & Bilingual Family Concert

Celebrate our French culture and heritage with free tastings of traditional French treats and a bilingual concert from Jeanette Arsenault, singer/songwriter of This Is My Canada/Mon Cher Canada. Tastings from 12-1, concert from 1-2. This is a free, bilingual, all-ages event.

 
 

June 24: Art Crawl

When: Saturday, June 24, 2017, 12 – 11 p.m.

Where: Downtown Port Colborne

What: Artists, Artisans, Bands, Vendors, and More

Support local artists and artisans with a stroll through picturesque downtown Port Colborne. (Walking is #19 on the ParticipACTION 150 Play List.) Stop for live music or perhaps a bite to eat. You can even shop at many of the downtown businesses who have extended their hours for this event. From West to King and Clarence to Charlotte, downtown will be chock-a-block with entertainment for all ages. Admission is free.

 
 

June 25: Sandcastle Day at Nickel Beach

When: Sunday, June 25, 2017, 12 – 5 p.m.

Where: Nickel Beach

What: Professional Sand Sculpture Demo/Workshop & Family Fun Day

What better way to spend a day and celebrate Port Colborne than playing in the sand at beautiful Nickel Beach? Watch and learn as professional sand sculptor Sandi Castle creates a masterpiece, then work with your family and friends to build your own based on her advice! Building a sandcastle is #41 on the ParticipACTION 150 Play List. This is a free event (beach admission fees may apply).

 
 

June 26: Canada 150 Zumba

When: Monday, June 26, 2017, 6 – 7 p.m.

Where: Sugarloaf Marina Pavilion

What: Canada 150–themed Pay-as-You-Play Zumba Class

Get fit, have fun, and cross Zumba off your ParticipACTION150 Play List (#78, dancing)! The pavilion will be decorated, there will be Canada-themed swag, and you’ll pay just $1.50 for the class. Don’t forget to wear red and white!

 
 

June 26: Canada 150 Quilt Presentation to Council

When: Monday, June 26, 2017, 6 – 7 p.m.

Where: City Hall, Council Chambers (3rd Floor)

What: Presentation of Canada 150 Quilt by PC Quilt & Stichery Guild

The Port Colborne Quilt & Stitchery Guild hand-crafted a beautiful Canada 150–themed quilt, which they will gift to Council. The quilt will hang in Council Chambers as a reminder of Port Colborne Heritage Days—My Canada Matters and the vibrancy of our community. Many thanks to members of the guild for their time and effort in crafting this unique keepsake. Council meetings are free and open to the public.

 
 

June 27: OutSpokin: Slow Rides Heritage Bike Ride

When: Tuesday, June 27, 2017, 6 – 8:30 p.m.

Where: Gather at Market Square 5:30 – 6 p.m.

What: Leisurely Bike Ride on Heritage Route through Port Colborne

OutSpokin: Slow Rides offers leisurely cycle tours for all ages and abilities. Cycling is #2 on the ParticipACTION 150 Play List. The June 27th ride will feature a special heritage route and Canada 150 swag and prizes. If you don’t have a bike, Cycle-Logical will rent you one for just $10. Helmets are required for riders under 18. This is a free event, but registration is required

 
 

June 27: Niagara Memorial Militaires Alumni Drum Corps Concert in the Park

When: Tuesday, June 27, 2017, 7 – 8 p.m.

Where: H.H. Knoll Lakeview Park Bandshell

What: Outdoor Concert by Local Marching Band

With a mix of classic marches, Broadway show tunes, pop songs, and movie themes, the Niagara Memorial Militaires Alumni Drum Corps is sure to entertain everyone. Bring your chair or blanket and join us for this free concert in one of Port Colborne’s most popular outdoor settings. 

 
 

June 28: Afternoon Tea at Arabella's

When: Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 2 – 4 p.m.

Where: Arabella’s Tea Room (Museum Grounds)

What: Tea & Homemade Biscuits in a Heritage Building

Arabella’s delicious tea and homemade biscuits are a deal at the usual $5 per person, but for one afternoon only, they’ll be an absolute steal at just $1.50. Celebrate Port Colborne Heritage Days in one of our designated heritage buildings and enjoy tea and biscuits in an Edwardian setting, courtesy of the Museum Auxiliary.