Sunday, 27 March 2016

Call for Volunteers

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Help make Canada Day in Barrhaven AMAZING: Become a volunteer!

This event requires an army of helping hands for everything from stage setup to flipping burgers to entertaining all the kids. Whether you can spare the whole day or just a couple of hours, come out and help us make this the best community event in Ottawa.

There's something for everyone; check out the Volunteer page for a list of tasks.

We even welcome students who need volunteer hours.

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Happy Canada Day!

It's finally here!!!

It's our big day and we're thrilled to welcome all of Barrhaven to our little kitchen party at Clarke Fields. 

But what about the rain? Now, it might be a little wet at times, given today's forecast but here's the good news: we're ready to bring you an amazing day, regardless the weather. (Yes, the midway runs in the rain.) And a little birdie told us that it's supposed to clear up just in time for all those fabulous bands to hit the stage! So just throw on your rain gear and come hang out with 25,000 of your closest friends. 

Because we take Canada Day seriously in Barrhaven!

Agenda for Canada Day - July 1, 2015

Here's what to expect throughout the day:

10:30 to 22:40Bus Shuttle between Ross' Independent Grocer and Clarke Fields (only $1 per person!)
11:00 to 17:00
Kids Zone Stage Shows
11:00 to 17:00
Multicultural Stage Shows
11:00 to 18:00
Kids Zone Activities & Games
11:00 to 22:00
11:00 to 23:00
11:15 to 12:45
2015 Pan-Am/ Para-Pan-Am Games Torch Relay
17:00 to 17:30
Speeches
Parade of flags
Oh Canada
Cake
17:30 to 22:00
 17:30 to 18:30
 18:45 to 19:45
 20:00 to 22:00
22:00 & onward
Fireworks

Getting Here


Shuttle Bus
Due to limited parking at the park and road closures in the surrounding area, we strongly urge you to leave your car at home. Avoid the traffic nightmares by taking our shuttle bus from Ross' Independent right to Mattamy Homes Canada Day in Barrhaven for only $1.00 per person for a return trip. Buses will run from 10:30 am until 10:40 pm.

Note: Ross' Independent Grocer is located at the corner of Greenbank and Strandherd roads.

Bicycles
We are pleased to once again offer a secure bike lock-up. Donations will benefit the Barrhaven Food Cupboard.

Road Closures
Pay special attention to the No Parking signs around the area and consider taking the shuttle from Ross' Independent Grocer. More about Getting Here

Please note that Clarke Fields is a dog, free park and you may be subject to fines if you bring your pet.


Need Help?

  • Online: Easiest way to reach us today is on Twitter (@cdadaybarrhaven) or on our Facebook page
  • On site: drop by the Info tent just beside the stage or watch for someone wearing one of these

Volunteer and organizer shirts

See you at Clarke Fields!!!

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Last Minute Details for Tomorrow!

Midway at Canada Day Barrhaven
The big day is almost here! We're thrilled to welcome you to one of the biggest Canada Day parties Barrhaven has ever seen. Here's some information to help you plan your day.

Start Canada Day Early

Enjoy the midway today and save $5 on all-you-can-ride bracelets. (Last day for savings!)

Get Prepared

Below are links to everything you need to know for Canada Day in Barrhaven!

Still have questions?

We're happy to help!
  • Online: The easiest way to reach us is on Twitter (@cdadaybarrhaven) or on our Facebook page
  • On site: drop by the Info tent just beside the stage or watch for someone wearing one of these:

Volunteer and organizer shirts

See you at Clarke Fields!!!

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Save $5 with this Midway Coupon!

(Credit: Victor Hanna Photography)
Here's a bit of exciting news:

Homeniuk Rides, our midway provider, has passed along a special discount offer for those of you interested in full-day ride bracelets in the days leading up to Canada Day!

Save $5 off the price of a Full-Day Ride Bracelet with this coupon.

To redeem: print the coupon and present it to the ticket box at the time of purchase.

Please note:

  • Coupon is valid for one bracelet.
  • Offer is valid Sunday June 27 - Tuesday June 30 only.
Remember, the midway starts this Saturday at 11am. See you at Clarke Fields!

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Start Canada Day Early: Midway Opens Saturday!

Credit: Victor Hanna Photography

This year, start Canada Day early!


We're excited to welcome back Homeniuk Rides.

Not only are they bringing back their great lineup of games and rides, but they're setting up the midway for 4 days leading up to Canada Day, at Clarke Fields.

You can start enjoying the action as of Saturday, June 27th!

Full schedule

June 27-30 from 11:00am - 10:30pm
July 1st from 11:00am - 11:00pm.

Ticket prices

Tickets will cost $1.75 apiece.

Ticket rebates are available when purchased in packages:
  • 8 coupons: $13.00
  • 18 coupons: $25.00
  • 40 coupons: $50.00
Rides cost between 2 and 4 tickets.

Bracelets

Ride all day for $35.00 per person per day. Bracelets are available every day.

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We still need volunteers 

Help make Canada Day in Barrhaven AMAZING: Become a volunteer! Whether you can spare the whole day or just a couple of hours, come out and help us make this the best community event in Ottawa. There's something for everyone; check out the Volunteer page for a list of tasks.

Monday, 8 June 2015

More Amazing Bands on the Main Stage

Last week, we introduced you to our award-winning headliner, Leah Daniels. This week, meet the rest of our fantastic music lineup.

Blackwell

Opening for Leah will be returning guests Blackwell. They're a vocal trio led by singer/ songwriter Braiden Turner, accompanied by singer/ songwriter/ guitarist Carey Blackwell and brother Dan Blackwell. Blackwell entertained the Canada Day Barrhaven crowd last year and we're excited to have them join us once again for two performances: midday, singing the National Anthem for the Pan-Am Torch Relay, and early evening, kicking off the musical portion of the event.

Famous Live Band

Following Blackwell and Leah Daniels, we welcome Famous Live Band. If you loved Alter Ego in years past, Famous Live Band delivers a similar high energy performance with wild costumes, choreography, and all the tunes to get the crowd moving. Best of all, Famous Live Band will perform right until the fireworks display.

The music starts on the main stage at 5:30pm. (View detailed agenda)

Take a listen


Blackwell covers Walk The Moon's Shut Up and Dance:


Famous Live Band promo video:


We still need volunteers 

Help make Canada Day in Barrhaven AMAZING: Become a volunteer! Whether you can spare the whole day or just a couple of hours, come out and help us make this the best community event in Ottawa. There's something for everyone; check out the Volunteer page for a list of tasks.

Monday, 1 June 2015

Meet Award-Winning Canada Day Headliner Leah Daniels!

Credit: Leah Daniels on Facebook
Congratulations go out to Leah Daniels for her recent win at the Country Music Association of Ontario (CMAO) Awards! Leah received the Rising Star Award for 2015.

Raised in Uxbridge, Ontario, Leah blends country, pop and even a bit of yodelling, a talent she picked up from her grandfather. Her upcoming album, due out in Summer 2015, will showcase a powerhouse vocalist and reflective songwriter.

More about Leah:

The Canada Day in Barrhaven team is thrilled to bring you Leah Daniels as this year's headliner. Come see her our on the main stage at Clarke Fields on July 1st!

Can't wait until Canada Day? Check out the video for Leah's latest single, Go Back:

Monday, 11 May 2015

Experience the 2015 Pan-Am Torch Relay at Canada Day!

Torch Relay Mascot, Pachi
We're thrilled to welcome the 2015 Pan-Am Games Torch Relay this Canada Day.

Come by Clarke Fields from 11:15 - 12:45 to watch the torch arrive and attend a special community celebration, including the lighting of the cauldron!

What is the Toronto 2015 Torch Relay?

The TORONTO 2015 Torch Relay is a 41-day journey that will share the Pan Am spirit in more than 130 communities. Deeply rooted in history and tradition, the Pan Am flame will be lit in May 2015, during a traditional ceremony in Teotihuacan, Mexico, before it travels to Canada. The torch relay will begin on May 30, 2015, and make its final stop on July 10, 2015, at the Pan Am Opening Ceremony venue in Toronto, Ontario. The flame lighting the Pan Am cauldron will signal the start of the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games.

What does the Pan-Am flame symbolize?

The Pan Am flame represents the history and spirit of the Games. It is a symbol that unites the 41 Pan American nations.

Facts about the Toronto 2015 Torch Relay

  • Runs May 30–July 10, 2015 for 41 days 
  • 3,000 torchbearers 
  • 5,000+ kilometres on the road 
  • 15,000+ kilometres in the air 
  • Visiting more than 130 communities 
  • 60+ alternative modes of transportation, including plane, train and ferry boat 

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Battle of the Bands in Barrhaven: Cancelled

Due to a less-than-ideal number of bands that have registered for this year's Battle, the organizers have decided to cancel this year's event.

We strive to bring you a high quality, fun series of events but did not meet the minimum number of bands required to hold the full 8-week battle.

We'd like to thank the bands who did submit for their interest.

We now turn our full attention to bringing you an incredible Canada Day event. Stay tuned for announcements coming over the next few weeks about entertainment and activities.

And if you'd like to volunteer, we'd love to have you!

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

New closing date for submissions to Battle of the Bands

Missed the deadline because you were too busy jamming in your basement? No worries! We've extended the submission deadline by a week.

Get your submission in by Sunday, April 19. Everything you need to know is on the Battle of the Bands page. Hurry!