The program for the 52nd edition of Canada Day celebration in Deux-Montagnes was unveiled at a press conference held on June 5th at City Hall. The Mayor of Deux-Montagnes, Mr. Denis Martin, and the President of the Organizing Committee for Canada Day in the MRC Deux-Montagnes, Mr. Tom Whitton, invited the entire population of the MRC to gather in large numbers on Saturday, July 1st, at Central Park in Deux-Montagnes.
This celebration, organized by a committee of volunteers in collaboration with the City of Deux-Montagnes, is the only celebration of Canadian Confederation in the northern crown of Montreal and one of the few in the Laurentians. “It is an honor for the City of Deux-Montagnes to be a partner of Canada Day, an event that always brings people together from the region. It is also a privilege to rely on an exceptional committee of volunteers. Their valuable involvement allows thousands of people to celebrate our pride in being Canadian with a diverse program that reflects our image,” said Mr. Denis Martin, Mayor of Deux-Montagnes.
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“After virtual celebrations due to the pandemic, last year’s outdoor celebrations were a great success with about 10,000 people gathered at Central Park. We are looking forward to experiencing this festive atmosphere with friends and families again,” emphasized Mr. Tom Whitton from the organizing committee. “Deux-Montagnes is by far the best place to celebrate Canada Day in the North Shore. I would like to take this opportunity to thank our partners, the City of Deux-Montagnes, the Government of Canada, and the Caisse Desjardins de Saint-Eustache-Deux-Montagnes, for their significant contribution to our heritage and landmark event.”
Mr. Whitton expressed his gratitude towards the volunteers who came together to lend a helping hand this year. “Last year, the entire burden of organizing the event rested on the shoulders of just five individuals. We are delighted that this year, the organizing committee has grown to include at least 14 dedicated individuals,” he said appreciatively.
This time around Mr Whitton will also have a co-animator. Mrs Lina Lapointe will share the podium during the festivities.
A vibrant and inclusive program for families of all ages
Commencing at 11 a.m., an extensive array of family-oriented activities will be available on-site, ensuring a delightful experience for all attendees. The festivities will encompass a wide range of engaging attractions, such as inflatable games, face painting for children, train rides, a thrilling horseshoe tournament, exciting rounds of bingo, and much more.
A noteworthy addition to this year’s celebration is the introduction of an artisan’s market, scheduled to operate from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This market will showcase the creative talents of local artisans, offering visitors an opportunity to explore and purchase unique handmade crafts and artworks. At the time of the press release, it was confirmed that at least 15 artisans from the community had enthusiastically committed to participate, promising an enriching experience for all patrons.
Following the exhilarating opening ceremony at 12 p.m., an adrenaline-pumping children’s race will take center stage, ensuring young participants can showcase their speed and agility in a fun-filled competition. And for those seeking a playful challenge, the eagerly anticipated egg toss event will commence at 2:30 p.m., where participants will test their coordination and teamwork skills as they toss and catch eggs with utmost care.
These engaging activities and events are designed to provide an enjoyable experience for families, offering a mix of entertainment, camaraderie, and friendly competition throughout the day. Attendees can look forward to a vibrant and memorable Canada Day celebration in Deux-Montagnes.To animate the site, musical performances will be offered continuously from 3 p.m. to midnight. The evening will conclude with a spectacular fireworks display illuminating the sky at 10 p.m!
The honorary president
Every year, the Canada Day Committee recognizes an individual from the community who contributes to the life of the region by granting them the title of Honorary President of the celebrations. The Organizing Committee announced that in 2023, the person who will assume this role is Mr. Trevor Horwood. Mr. Horwood is the outgoing President of the Deux-Montagnes Softball Association. He has been a dedicated volunteer for over twenty years, serving as a coach, supervisor, and, since 2010, as the president and vice-president of the sports association.