Canada Day the Durham Way 2021

Get ready to celebrate Canada Day the Durham Way, a virtual and interactive celebration full of amazing activities including a virtual presentation, personalized Canadian playlist, scavenger hunt, and spirit campaign. Hosted in co-operation with the Region of Durham and all eight local-area municipalities.

The pre-festivities begin now! Find out below how you can get involved and make sure to check back regularly for updates and additional release dates.

Paint the Region Red Spirit Campaign

Let’s ‘Paint the Region’ red, white and Canadian all over, and unleash our patriotic spirit!

Residents, businesses, and community groups are encouraged to decorate themselves, their homes, business windows, storefronts, or lawns with a Canada Day or red and white theme. Once decked out, simply snap a photo and share it on Facebook, tagging and following @UxbridgeRec and @DurhamTourism, and using the hashtag #CanadaDayTheDurhamWay, to be entered into a draw to win 1 of 9 prizes, including Canada Day the Durham Way prize packs (valued at $250 each!) and the grand prize – a Canada Day BBQ Package!

If you are uncomfortable or are unable to share your photo on social media, entries may also be emailed to

Deadline to enter is July 2, 2021, at 4:30 p.m.

Note: Submissions received before June 18, 2021, at 4:30 p.m. may be featured on the Region-wide virtual Canada Day celebrations.

For contest rules and regulations, please contact

Canada Day the Durham Way Playlist

Looking for the perfect soundtrack for your Canada Day celebrations? Help us build the ultimate patriotic playlist to get you feeling red, white and proud!

What songs are embedded in the soul of every Canadian? What local artists call Durham Region home? To keep you entertained, we’re rounding up the best of the best Canadian and local music. 

Submit up to 5 songs to be added to the Canada Day the Durham Way playlist. Then on Canada Day – cue it up for hours of Canadian and Durham musical talent!

All submissions will be entered into a draw for a chance to win a fantastic wireless outdoor speaker!

Playlists will be available starting June 30 on Spotify, through the Canada Day the Durham Way website at Please ensure song submissions are family friendly. We reserve the right to exclude songs deemed unacceptable.

   Submit Songs Here !   


Ready to put your Canadian knowledge to the test? Celebrate our history, people and culture with 90 family-friendly questions about our home and native land. Bonus round includes trivia about the eight local-area Durham municipalities, including five questions about Uxbridge!

Watch together on a tablet or cast the trivia questions on your television for a unique game-show experience.

Check back on June 18 for the official launch and additional information on how to access the Trivia!  
Scavenger Hunt

Grab the kids, your phone, take a walk, and have some fun in your own neighborhood with a neighbourhood scavenger hunt! Once live, follow a series of clues and/or questions and find the answers while getting outside, exploring and observing your surroundings.

Check back on June 25 for the official launch and how to participate!  

* Remember to hunt with members of your household and adhere to current provincial COVID-19 guidelines.

Virtual Presentations

Tune in on July 1 for three virtual shows - family, music and demonstrations. Sit down with your family and enjoy exciting performances by Brant the Fire Guy, Dan the Music Man and more! While enjoying the sunshine, be entertained by 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.

These segments will be available starting at 8 a.m. on July 1, right here on this page!

Check back regularly for details on the show and a full line-up of what to expect!

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