Happy 150th Canada

Celebrating Canada's Sesquicentennial at the Villages

On June 22nd residents and team members from 16 Villages gathered at Bingeman's for the Pursuit of Passions Event.  We closed the event with 200+ participants singing O Canada to celebrate Canada's 150th Birthday.  Enjoy and sing along to our video.

Here are 10 Facts that you may not have known about Canada

  1. An Ontario man invented Hawaiian Pizza
  2. The nation's official phone number is 1-800-O-Canada
  3. The Citizenship and Immigration Minister declared that Santa Claus is Canadian
  4. In Saskatchewan, a hoodie is called a "bunnyhug"
  5. Studies find Canadians to be the second-happiest people in the world
  6. 77% of the world's maple syrup is made in Quebec
  7. Basketball was invented in Canada
  8. You can send mail to Canada's government for free
  9. The correct number of points on the Canadian Flag Maple Leaf is 11
  10. Nanaimo hosts an annual aquatic bathtub race


Here's what is happening in the Villages this Canada Day:

  • Fairview Nursing Home - Canada Day BBQ and Music at 12:30pm
  • Arbour Trails - Lunchtime BBQ and Music at 3pm
  • Tansley Woods - BBQ at noon, Entertainment and Poutine at 2pm, Face Painting and Games at 3:15pm
  • Taunton Mills - Canada Day BBQ at noon and Music at 2pm
  • Sandalwood Park - 12-2:30pm BBQ with live band, snow cones, cotton candy, popcorn, cake and ice cream
  • Humber Heights - Canada Day BBQ with entertainment and lots more fun
  • Glendale Crossing - Lunchtime BBQ, Entertainment at 2pm and fireworks at 8pm
  • Erin Meadows - Canada Day party with music at 2pm
  • St. Clair - Flag Raising at 11am followed by a BBQ and Entertainment
  • Coleman Care Centre - A tribute to Canadian music, foods and inventions
  • Wentworth Heights - Lunchtime BBQ followed by a Carnival and Enterainment
  • Riverside Glen - Music, Cake and Ice Cream at 2:30pm
  • Aspen Lake - Lunchtime BBQ followed by a Canada Day Ice Cream Social at 2pm
  • Winston Park - Canada in Review at 10:30am, Entertainment at 2:30pm
  • Erin Mills Lodge - Canada Day Celebration with entertainment at 2pm
  • University Gates - Lunchtime BBQ, Carnival and Entertainment (12-4:30)
  • Pinehaven - Canada Day Celebration at 2pm with Entertainment
  • Hamilton Continuing Care - Trip to Bayfront Park for parade, airshow and poutine