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Get ready to ROC, Georgina! Canada Day festivities are back
June 27, 2022

After two years of virtual or limited celebrations, Georgina is welcoming residents back for its Canada Day celebrations.

Celebrate all that is red and white with a day full of exciting festivities for the whole family.

And yes, there will be birthday cake.

The town’s annual Canada Day festival is back on July 1, from 2 to 10 p.m. at the ROC, 26479 Civic Centre Rd., featuring a slew of activities from magic shows, roaming pirates and live musical performances to a beer garden, giant inflatables and a medieval battle demonstration.

The Georgina Pioneer Village is open for tours and is hosting pioneer putting on the grounds and a Queen’s Jubilee picnic.

Opening ceremonies kick off at 2 p.m., followed by a performance by Georgina’s own Bernadette Connors and a performance later in the evening by the Connors Brothers.

The splash pad will be open, and there will also be a collection of food vendors and the Canada Day sale.

Patrons can try the high ropes, low ropes or rock climbing at the ROC for an additional fee.

The festivities will end with a grand fireworks finale at 10 p.m.

Leave the car at home and avoid the hassle of finding a parking space.

The town is running a complimentary shuttle service to and from the ROC.

Pickup and drop-off locations, on the hour every hour between 1 and 9 p.m., include:

Keswick: Georgina Ice Palace, 90 Wexford Dr.; Keswick High School, 100 Biscayne Blvd.; and West Park, 1210 Ravenshoe Rd.

Sutton: Georgina Leisure Pool, 5279 Black River Rd., and Georgina Sutton Arena Hall, 50 Hawkins St.

The Udora-Pefferlaw-Virginia shuttle runs every 90 minutes, starting at 1 p.m. and going to 8:30 p.m., starting at Udora Community Hall, 24 Victoria Rd. and heading to Pefferlaw Lions Community Centre, 38 Pete’s Ln., and then to Virginia Beach Hall, 28288 Hwy. 48.

Final shuttles depart from the ROC at 10:30 and 11:30 p.m., returning passengers to their original pickup locations.

The long weekend also means holiday closures.

The following town facilities will be closed on July 1 and will reopen on July 4: Georgina Civic Centre, Georgina Animal Shelter and Adoption Centre, Georgina Gym, Georgina Ice Palace, Georgina Leisure Pool, Stephen Leacock Theatre, Club 55, Georgina Sutton Arena Hall, The Link and all three branches of the Georgina Public Library.

Residents can set off fireworks without a licence from June 30 to July 2 -- one day before and one after Canada Day. Any other day, a licence is required. Firework licences can be picked up and dropped off at the Civic Centre or by calling 905-476-4301. There is a $25 fee for a firework licence.

Planning to visit the waterfront this long weekend? Residents are required to display a 2022 resident parking pass. Get your parking pass online at

Visitors are reminded to purchase parking tickets from the pay-and-display machines at the town’s waterfront parks.

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