Cochrane will be celebrating Canada Day bigger and better than ever this year as we commemorate our country’s 150th birthday!
This free family event is suited for all ages and interests. New this year, the festivities will continue until dusk at which time the Canada 150 Fireworks display will light up the Cochrane sky at Mitford Park! We are pleased to announce headlining act Barney Bentall & the Legendary Hearts and a bevy of talented Canadian musicians to perform on the Paul Daniels stage. A special feature will close out the evening before fireworks with a glow-in-the-dark family friendly dance party including stage performers wearing LED costumes, stilt walkers and DJ Aviax. Other activities include: a First Nation Ceremony and teepee raising, a Multicultural Area complete with interpretive displays/arts & crafts, the Cochrane FUN VAN, an amazing Kids Zone, the official unveiling of Cochrane's Canada 150 Mosaic, food trucks and much more!
Bring your family and be a part of what we have planned to celebrate Canada’s sesquicentennial.
Volunteer for Canada Day
Looking for an exciting and rewarding way to be involved in Canada’s biggest celebrations? Show your Canadian spirit through volunteering at this year's event. For information on positions and how to apply please contact Brianne Sachdev at 403-851-2965 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shuttles and parking
Parking and shuttle pick-up locations coming soon.
Canada Day Event Schedule (updated June 19)
9am: Pancake Breakfast
Cochrane Legion, 114 Fifth Ave
9am-11am: Entertainment by Michela Sheedy
10am-12pm: Roving Characters
11am-12:30pm: Flag Raising
Cochrane Legion, 114 Fifth Ave
10:55am: Greetings from Mayor Brooker
11am - Legion Color Party marches in the Canadian flag, national anthem and oath of citizenship
11:35-12:05pm: Performance by Lexi Strate
12:10-12:30pm: Prayer, smudge and performance by Helmer Twoyoungmen
12:30-12:50pm: Performance by Native Dancers
1:00-1:45pm: Roberto Linares Brown Orchestra
Birthday cake served by Mayor and Council
Mitford Park Parking Lot Entrance, 201 W Rock Rd
The Roberto Linares Brown Orchestra will set the mood with a Cuban street festival vibe as people enter the park. Wear your dancing shoes!
4pm-dusk: Canada 150 Celebration
Mitford Park, 201 W Rock Rd Free event! Bring a lawn chair, no pets please.
Food trucks, Jumpstart Games hosted by Canadian Tire, Multi-cultural Activity Centre hosted by the Cochrane Immigrant Services Committee, Cochrane Dollars for the first 150 families through the gates. Kids Zone, Mascots, Music & More!
2pm: Teepee raising begins (located stage left to the West and North of main stage)
5:30-9pm: Eagle feather painting, dream catchers & bead work - 30 minute intervals in the Teepee
4-9pm: Kids Zone including face painting, interactive reptile tent, bumper balls, Fun Van, Bouncy Houses and more!
4-6pm: Roving Characters with the likes of William VanHorn, Lord Strathcona and Nellie McClung
4-7pm: Horses R Cool pony rides
4-7pm: Butterfield Acres petting zoo
4:00pm: Welcome & National Anthem
Native Prayer & Smudge by Helmer Twoyoungmen
First Nation Dancers
4:35pm: Fig & the Flame
5:10pm: Multi-cultural Dance Performances
5:20pm: The Keister Family Fiddlers
6:00pm: Official Unveiling of Canada 150 Mosaic
6:10pm: Roberto Linares Brown Orchestra
6:45pm: Lexi Strate
7:25pm: Multi-cultural Dance Performances
7:35pm: Peter & the Wolves
8:30pm: Barney Bentall and the Legendary Hearts
10:00pm: DJ Glow in the Dark Family Friendly Dance Party
Dusk (Approximately 11-11:15pm): Canada 150 Fireworks Show
Mitford Park Ball Diamonds. 201 West Rock Road
Event runs rain or shine. All times are approximate and subject to change.