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P.O. Box 337, 17 George St.
Parry Sound, Ontario, P2A 2X4 
Email: info@museumontowerhill.com
Phone: 705-746-5365
Adults $5
Senior/Child $3
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Calendar Event
Event Date:
Jun 26/2020
Virtual Canada Day

Start Time:
12:00 PM
End Time:
11:59 PM

The Museum is going virtual this Canada Day, and we need your help to celebrate!

This year's Canada Day is a bit different than usual, but there is nothing stopping us from having a great time exploring our Canada Day page! There are a lot of great activities, both online and offline, so enjoy your day any way you like.

From scavenger hunts and Canadian Bingo, to learning about the history of Seguin Sam and trying your hand at historic Canada Day jigsaw puzzles, you are sure to learn something new about Canada!


First things first, let's brush up on some totally Canadian Facts!


 The History of Seguin Sam!

Have you ever heard of Seguin Sam? Watch the video to find out who he is and why his face is scattered throughout town.

Watch the video here!


Canada Day Jigsaw Puzzles!

Parry Sound has always celebrated Canada Day in style, from parades in the downtown to more recent festivities at the Town Dock, it's always a fun day that creates lasting memories. Have some fun discovering what past Canada Day celebrations looked like by piecing together these historic jigsaw puzzles!

preview32pieceCanada Day Float - Easypreview35pieceDominion Day Float - Easy

preview80pieceCanada Day Parade - Mediumpreview80pieceDominion Day 1927 - Medium

preview96pieceDominion Day Address - Hardpreview96pieceDominion Day Float - Hard   

Did you know that Canada Day used to be called Dominion Day? The holiday was officially changed to 'Canada Day' in 1982.


Back when Canada celebrated its 100th birthday!

One Hundred Years of Glory, taken from the North Star June 29, 1967 issue

"Our country, on Saturday, July 1st, celebrates its 100th birthday. We celebrate 100 years of nationhood with pride and gladness and humble thanks for our good fortune in being citizens of this great land. From seas to sea, stretches our country - from the Arctic Circle to the Great Lakes. Fair indeed it is - a bright fair, free land with an honourable past and hopes of a brilliant future. On all Canadians - those whose forbearers were here at the time of, and before Confederation, and those who have just come to make their home here - falls the task of guarding and serving this land of ours. It should be a burden happily borne. On July 1st, 1867, Upper and Lower Canada (becoming Ontario and Quebec), New Brunswick and Nova Scotia united to form the Dominion of Canada. The population of Canada was then some 3 million people. Now we are ten provinces and 20,000,000 people. Happy Birthday, Canada. We Love You."

This year, on July 1st, we will celebrate Canada's 153rd birthday! We are still as proud as ever to be Canadian citizens and live in such a great country. We are now 10 provinces and 3 territories strong, and have a population of 37.59 million people. We have come a long way in the last 153 years, but one things has never changed - We love you Canada!

 

Take a look back on past parades in the West Parry Sound District with our Virtual Parade!


Nadine's Dutch Baby

Download the recipe here!

Amy's Cheesy Spicy Breakfast Hash

Download the recipe here!

Karen's Ham & Cheese Roll Ups

Download the recipe here!

  We look forward to seeing what delicious creations you come up with!


Have Some Fun Offline!

The Museum has created a variety of Canadian themed activity sheets. Just click the links below to download & start the fun!

Candian Bingo, Eh!

Test Your Canadian Vocabulary

Scavenger Hunt - Canadian Edition

Match the Canadian Shield

Nature Walk Investigation


Canadian Artifacts from the Collection!

 

 

Museum staff hopes everyone has a safe & fun-filled Canada Day!

 

 

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