Get excited for Canada Day at Home

This year while we may be apart again, there is plenty to get excited about, as we #stayhomemakememories! There is so much we can do to share our Canadian Spirit now, and right through to Canada Day!

Get excited with these fun contests to get us in the spirit for Canada Day. Then watch more great activities to be added every Friday!

Paint It Red

Canada Day the Durham Way Decorating Contest

Paint it Red and White and Canadian all over!!

In Celebration of Canada Day and in the spirit of our community and OUR great country  - the Region of Durham and regional municipalities of Pickering, Uxbridge, Ajax, Brock, Whitby, Scugog, Oshawa and Clarington are kicking off the Canada Day the Durham Way Decorating Contest – it’s time to paint the Region red and white and Canadian all over!

Contest runs from June 1 – July 2, 2021.

Participate in the Contest – decorate and show your Canadian spirit!

  • Light It Up with red and white lights;
  • Dress It Up in red and white, create fun outfits, decorate your faces;
  • Paint It Up by hanging signs, or painting designs in your windows!

Enter Early!

  • Post photos or videos on your facebook or Instagram with the #CanadaDaytheDurhamWay,
  • Tag #pickering and @durhamtourism or email to
  • Submissions received before June 18, 2021 at 4:30 pm may be included in the Region-wide online Canada Day Celebrations.
  • Last date to enter is July 2, 2021 at 4:30 pm

You’ve shared your entries - What happens next!?

  • All entries will be entered into a draw for fantastic prizes, to be held July 5, 2021.
  • Select submissions will be shared on municipal or regional social media throughout the month of June.
  • Municipal entries will be entered for a fantastic gift basket full of local Durham goods valued at $200 (1 winner per municipality)
  • @Durhamtourism entries will be entered for an Amazing BBQ Prize Pack valued at over $400 (1 winner – region wide)

See complete Rules & Regulations


Community Playlist

Music Brings Us Together!

Submit your favourite Canadian tune(s) to the Canada Day the Durham Way playlist below. Playlist will be available on Spotify, through the Canada Day the Durham Way website.  Provide your email address to receive the playlist in your inbox, then enter your mailing address for a chance to win a fantastic wireless outdoor speaker!

Enter up to 5 times (separate entry required)!

Contest runs from June 1 - 24, 2021.

Enter Now

Complete Rules & Details


Family Movie Night at the Drive-In - SOLD OUT

**This event is now sold out**.  Big Screen Fun at this Free Pre-Canada Day Event!  

Wednesday, June 30, 2021
7:00 pm show (doors open at 6:00 pm)
Don Beer Arena - Parking Lot