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Canada Day July 1st
in Port Dover


Canadians Celebrated Our
July 1st 2017.

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Celebrating Canadian Confederation 1867

Under the federal Holidays Act, Canada Day is observed on July 1 unless that date falls on a Sunday, in which case July 2 is the statutory holiday, although celebratory events always take place on July 1st. If Canada Day falls on a Saturday, the following Monday is generally also a day off for those businesses ordinarily closed on Saturdays.
On July 1, 1867. Canada became a kingdom in its own right but the British Parliament kept limited rights of political control over the new country that were shed by stages over the years until the last vestiges were surrendered in 1982 when the Constitution Act patriated the Canadian constitution.





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Canada Day Schedule in Port Dover

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  Soap Box Derby 9:00 A.M. - Chapman St. - Registration form & Rules

Trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd.

  Parade of Boats 11:00 A.M. Pier - Harbour St.

Commercial » 1st $100, 2nd $50, 3rd $25
Pleasure Craft Steel Hull » 1st $100, 2nd $50, 3rd $25
Pleasure Craft - Power and Sail » 1st $100, 2nd $50, 3rd $25

  Dog Show  11:15 A.M. Powell Park - Main St.

Callithumpian Parade   2:00 P.M. - Main Street and St. George Street

Parade Route

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Some traditional prizes (may vary from year to year)

  • Outstanding Float or Vehicle – $100;
  • Best Decorated Commercial Float – $100;
  • Best Decorated Non-Commercial Floats – $100, $50, $50;
  • Best Organization/Club Float – $100, $50, $50.
  • Equestrian Section: Best Horse Team – $50, Best Horse & Rider – $30.
  • Adult Costume: Grand Prize for Best Clown-June Butler Award – $50;
  • Best Adult Costume – $50, $30.
  • Children Section; Best Costume – $10, $5;
  • Best Child & Pet – $10, $5.
  • A Toonie for every specially costumed child entrant.

There is no registration form to fill out or parade entry fee to pay
just show up on St. George Street north for parade judging by 12:30 P.M.
Other prizes include best decorated home and best decorated business.

 Food  & Entertainment Silver Lake Park 320 St. Patrick Street - 5:00 P.M.


Giant Fireworks Display   10:00 P.M. - Lions Silver Lake Park


Lions Silver Lake Park - 320 St. Patrick Street

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Canada Day in Port Dover

Canada Day is funfilled day, starting in the morning with the Port Dover Kinsmen's Soap Box Derby at 9:00 A.M. Click for Thumbs-up Canada Registration form and Rules. See some pictures below. The Parade of Boats is at 11:00 A.M. at the pier. Crowds line the Pier to get a glimpse of the patriotically decorated boats. Powell Park on Main Street hosts the Dog Show at 11:15 A.M.
The longest running annual Callithumpian Parade in Canada, going back to 1867, is one of the highlights of the day, drawing crowds from near and far, starts at 2:00 P.M. but crowds stake out their viewing spots along the route from early morning on.
The images below show some of the spectacular floats and the beautifully decorated homes. The streets are lined several deep with celebrants enjoying the music, the floats and the clowns; many proudly displaying Canada Day costumes. Wonderful to see children, parents and the elderly smiling and waving at the procession showing their appreciation.

Canada Day Celebrations have been hosted by The Lions of Port Dover for many years. Port Dover Lions Canada Day Button 
You will see Lions all around town with the day's programming notes, selling the Canada Day Buttons for a nominal fee. Button sales help pay for the bands and entertainment, so popular with all comers. All visitors are welcome to join us at Lions Silver Lake Park. Starting in the early afternoon, following the parade, Food vendors provide a variety of mouth watering delights along with refreshments, kicking into high gear about 5:00 P.M..
The evenings entertainment is well worth attending. All we ask is that you support Canada Day Celebrations by purchasing a Canada Day Button.

In 2017 Canada celebrated its Sesquicentennial and Lions International celebrated their Centennial.

The 2010 theme Port Dover where Family and Friends Meet. Great headliners have included such notables as, the fantastic Tia McGraff who was our headliner again in 2009 and the ever popular, wonderful sounds of bygone days by, Freddy Vette and the Flames.
Of course Canada Day would not be complete without huge Fireworks about 10:00 P.M. Please join us and have a great time.



God Bless Canada

by Lee Greenwood - Cross Canada Images – Lyrics

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Provinces Territories Capitals

Provinces and Territories of Canada


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Canada Day 2016 Ottawa

Canada Day 2016 Ottawa


Canada Day 2017 Ottawa

Canada Day 2017 Ottawa
Canada Celebrates Sesquicentennial 2017
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Canadian Pride – Humour and Facts about Canada



Canada's Provinces Territories and Flags

Flag of Canada

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The Capital of Canada is Ottawa Ontario


Flags of Canada
Province Joined Canada Capital
Alberta 1905 Edmonton
British Columbia1871 Victoria
Manitoba1870 Winnipeg
New Brunswick1867 Fredericton
Newfoundland and Labrador1949 St. John's
Nova Scotia1867 Halifax
Ontario1867 Toronto
Prince Edward Island1873 Charlottetown
Quebec1867 Quebec City
Saskatchewan1905 Regina
Territory Joined Canada Capital
Yukon1898 Whitehorse
Nunavut1999 Iqaluit
Northwest Territories1870 Yellowknife

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Flags of Canada – A comprehensive listing

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Ontario, our home Province, is the finacial capital of Canada with Ottawa its capital and Toronto, the most populace city in the country, as well Ontario is home to four of the five Great Lakes.

Ontario Map

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Toronto Skyline
Ontario's Capital

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A Place To Stand – Ontario's (1967) Centennial Theme Song  –  Lyrics

A Place to Stand Bibliography

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Happy Canada Day
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Sesquicentennial Graphics you may freely use


The Canadian Sesquicentennial shall be a year long celebration held in 2017 when Canada celebrates the 150th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation. Planning for this magnificent celebration was a years long project in all communities.
Across the country Canadians proudly celebrated the Sesquicentennial. Hope you got involved and contributed to make this celebration memorable.

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Canada Click for larger map - Click map for larger image. See National, Provincial and Territorial capitals below.

Capitals: Ottawa | St. John's | Halifax | Fredericton | Charlottetown | Québec | Toronto | Winnipeg | Regina | Edmonton | Victoria | Iqaluit | Yellowknife | Whitehorse

Some valuable resources to provide information about Canada. The links are provided not to promote any products but to educate and inform the interested.

Visit Canada – A Government of Canada comprehensive infromation resource

The Atlas of Canada – Maps for all needs

Canadians – Canada its People its Culture and much more

Canadian Geographic – A valauble source of information and facts about Canada

Canadian Geographic Kids – Geared to Kids of all ages

The War of 1812 giant floor map – A great resource for educators

Canada's Best Children's Museums – A touch, feel approach to education

Cool Facts About Our Flag – A history of the Maple Leaf Flag slected from over 5000 designs

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Time zones & daylight saving time Canada

The times for the start and end of daylight saving time in Canadian time zones can be found here along with many interesting time related facts.


Knight's Canadian Info Collection
Interesting facts about Canada, its people, culture and much more.

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A Change to Our National Anthem 2018


Various versions of O Canada over the years
The original French version of O Canada has not changed since it was written in 1880, however there have been several English version, most especially in the early 1900's.

This is an interesting history of the evolution of our National Anthem.

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Play our National Anthem  –  O Canada

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Port Dover Canada Day Images

Mayor Dennis Travale with wife Barb & Bella


Soap Box Derby

Kids 8-14 enjoy these races down the hill on Chapman Street below Main Street. Kids of all ages participate in creating these speed demons, that will be forever remembered by their eager, enthusiastic drivers. Races sponsored and managed by the Port Dover Kinsmen.
Click here for Application form and rules.
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Cardboard Boat Races

The waterfront is always a fun place to visit in Port Dover, Canada Day is no exception. The cardbord boat races are enjoyed by spectators and participants alike. Some make it around the course in good time while others sink before they even get started. Just getting into these creations is challanging enough at times.
Also included are water safety demonstrations and activities for the benefit of all.





Constitution Act of 1982

Patriation of the Canadian Constitution April 17, 1982

Overview - The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

The British Parliament formally enacted the Charter as a part of the Canada Act 1982 at the request of the Parliament of Canada in 1982, the result of the efforts of the Government of Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau

With the adoption of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, 1982, Canadian constitutional law has emerged as an important model on the world stage. The Charter exemplifies a distinctive relationship between the individual, the group and the state that reflects the post war diversity of Canada and its commitment to multiculturalism, pluralism and equal citizenship. The Charter has directly influenced the development of rights protection in other countries, including South Africa, Israel and New Zealand. The Supreme Court of Canada's rulings in cutting edge issues are frequently cited in courts of constitutional jurisdiction around the world. Many members of the faculty are involved in comparative constitutional law projects and research groups with their counterparts in other countries. The Charter has become one of Canada's most important exports!

Prime Ministers of Canada - Confederation to present

Canada's Past Governors General


Canada's Current Governor General


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150 Reasons Why Canada Is
The Greatest Country In The World


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