Canada Day

Canada Day the Durham Way 2021!

Canada Day animals, polar bear, beaver, walrus, raccoon, loon and moose.

Residents are invited to join an uplifting, virtual celebration of our amazing community by tuning in to Canada Day the Durham Way on Thursday, July 1, 2021.

This collaborative event—in co-operation with the Region of Durham and all eight local-area municipalities—will highlight unique attractions and talents that drive our vibrant arts and culture scene. This event celebrates our region and our one-of-a-kind mix of small-town hospitality and unique urban amenities; a celebration of our multicultural landscape and cultures; exciting performers; one-of-a-kind children’s activities; and musical talent.

Come together as a community—while practicing physical distancing—by tuning in to virtual Canada Day celebration, which will be available through this page on July 1!


Join us in celebrating Canada Day by participating in the following activities and contests!


FREE Canada Day the Durham Way Celebration Kits – 300 available!
Beaver holding red Canada Day bag

To help get you and your family in the spirit, FREE Canada Day the Durham Way Celebration Kits will be available at the Scugog Community & Recreation Centre!

Each kit will include:

  • pancake mix and maple syrup
  • sweet treats
  • a mini Township of Scugog beach ball
  • Scugog Tourism sunglasses
  • a set of 5 historic postcards
  • limited-edition Doors of Port Perry poster

1 in 5 celebrations kits will also include one of the following NEW Scugog items from Durham Tourism!

Navy hat wtih Lake Scugog logo and a blue heron. Navy watter bottle wtih Lake Scugog logo and a blue heron. Cream coloured tote bag wtih Lake Scugog logo and a blue heron. Navy mug wtih Lake Scugog logo and a blue heron.

The kits will be available for pick up on June 28, 29 and 30 from 10:00am to 6:00pm at the Scugog Community & Recreation Centre.

Note: Kits are 1 per family, and only available to Scugog residents. There are limited quantities and will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. Proof of Scugog residency will be required upon pick-up.


Paint the Region Red – Decorating Contest
Paint the Region red, white, and Canadian all over!Moose decorated in Canada Day apparel

Businesses and community members are encouraged to decorate themselves, their homes, business windows, storefronts or their lawns with a Canada Day or red and white theme, then simply snap a photo and share it on social media tagging your municipality and @durhamtourism.

By sharing, you will be entered into a draw to win 1 of 9 prizes including Canada Day the Durham Way prize packs (valued at $200) and the grand prize – a Canada Day BBQ Package (valued at $500)!

To enter the contest:

  • Take a photo of you showcasing your Canada Day spirit.
  • Share the photo and tag us @TwpofScugog (Instagram and Twitter) or @TownshipfScugog (Facebook) along with @DurhamTourism.
  • Use #PaintTheRegionRedScugog and #CanadaDayTheDurhamWay.

If your account is private, or you are not comfortable sharing your photo on social media, please email submissions to

Submissions received before June 18, 2021 at 4:30 pm will have the chance to be included in the Region-wide online Canada Day Celebration Spirit Video.

Last date to enter is July 2, 2021 at 4:30 pm.

Good luck!

Contest Rules

Note: by sharing your photo on social media, you are agreeing to possibly having your photo displayed in the event slideshow or re-shared on the Township of Scugog’s social media channels.


Canada Day the Durham Way Playlist
Loon with headphones on listening to music

Music Brings Us Together!

Add your favourite Canadian tune to the Canada Day the Durham Way playlist, then cue it up on Canada Day. Submit up to five songs for a chance to win a fantastic wireless outdoor speaker valued at $200!

Share your songs here!

Playlists will be available starting June 30 on Spotify, through this page and through the Canada Day The Durham Way website at

Contest Rules

Please ensure songs are family friendly. 


Canada Day Neighbourhood Scavenger Hunt
Raccoon holding magnifying glass

Join in on the fun with a Neighbourhood Scavenger Hunt! Explore and follow a series of clues or questions and find the answers in your neighbourhood.

Remember to hunt within your municipality with members of your household.

Click here for Scugog’s Canada Day Scavenger Hunt!


Canada Day the Durham Way Trivia Challenge – Celebrating our History, People and Culture

Make some popcorn, gather with your household and test your Canadian knowledge with Canada Day Trivia at home – celebrating our History, People and Culture. The bonus round includes Trivia about each of the 8 municipalities in Durham Region. Watch with your family together on a tablet or mirror the trivia questions on your T.V. for a unique game-show experience.

There are 90 family-friendly questions to answer. How many will you get right?

More details to come!


Facebook Event
To stay connected, join the Canada Day the Durham Way Facebook Event!

Join here!


July 1st Virtual Show

Three, 30-minute segments – virtual shows – children/youth, music, demonstrations

Celebrate Canada Day the Durham Way! Tune in on July 1 for three fantastic video segments, – family, music and demonstrations. Sit down with your family to enjoy exciting performances by Brant the Fire Guy, Dan the Music Man and more! When you’re enjoying the sunshine, you can listen to some incredible musicians that will add that special something to the day. Looking for meal ideas? Our cooking demonstration segments will show you how to make a quick and easy Canada Day meal.


Way to Watch the Show
You can watch the virtual Canada Day event on July 1 in any of the following places:


Scugog’s Canada Day Children’s Programming
Join some of Scugog’s camp counselors for some fun Canada Day crafts!


Canada Day the Durham Way Partners:

8 Durham Region Municipalities (Ajax, Brock, Clarington, Oshawa, Pickering, Scugog, Uxbridge and Whitby), Durham Tourism and the Region of Durham

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our sponsors, supporters and Canadian Heritage.

Red background with Canada Day themed animals, with French text about the virtual event on July 1.