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City Mom

Summer lovin’: How I celebrated Canada Day


Nothing says summer like the Canada Day holiday. Even though summer officially started over a week before July 1, this holiday signifies the start of every Canadian’s summer.

So how did you celebrate Canada’s 144th birthday?

I spent it with my family and there’s nowhere else I would have wanted to be. We started the day with a street party in downtown London. Face painting, live music, arts and crafts were all offered to help celebrate.

Then it was on to our Canada Day BBQ. What does family, cool summer drinks, a swimming pool, a trampoline, hotdogs, sausages and hamburgers all have in common? They were all necessities for our Canada Day party.


I was happy to incorporate Wonder+ SimplyFree into our celebration. I have confidence in this brand and feel great serving it to my family. It’s free of artificial flavours, colours and preservatives. They are also made with no high fructose corn syrup and unbleached wheat flour. This is important to creating a summer BBQ that is both fun and healthy.

I visited the Canadian Living, Summer Fun Comes Naturally site to find some BBQ inspiration. With recipes like Caesar Chicken Burgers and Pineapple Skewer Meatballs it wasn’t hard to come up with ideas.

Wonder+ SimplyFree continues to celebrate summer and you can join in on the fun.  You can enter to win a BBQ party worth $5,000 through a unique PIN found on specially marked packages of WONDER+ SimplyFree hotdog and hamburger buns and you’ll save 75 cents on your next purchase.


The August long weekend isn’t far off. It’s not too early to start planning the perfect BBQ bash. You can check out this awesome article on the Canada Living site to learn the art of the barbeque and tips on making your BBQ experience a healthier one.

However you chose to celebrate, I hope that you had as much fun as we did this past Canada Day. Looking forward to the next long weekend.

Disclosure – I am participating in the WONDER+ SimplyFree program by Mom Central Canada on behalf of Weston Bakeries. I received a gift card, BBQ kit and free product coupons as a thank you for my participation. The opinions on this blog are my own.

City Mom

Things to do in London on Canada Day 2011 (#LdnOnt)

Happy 144th birthday Canada!

This is a perfect time to say that I’m super proud to be Canadian! I love this country!

If you’re looking for all the fun activities to do in the city today you’ve come to the right place.

Let’s get right into it…


  • When: Thursday, June 30 – 5pm, Fireworks at Midnight
  • Where: Gibraltar Weekend Market, 1712 Dundas Street
  • What: 20th Anniversary celebration with fireworks at midnight and Midnight Madness deals afterwards
  • Cost: Varied. Proceeds go to Breast Cancer Society of Canada
  • For more information:


  • When: 11am – 6pm
  • Where: Dundas Street between Richmond & Clarence streets
  • What: There will be free family activities, an outdoor cafe, music hall main stage, souvenir mini Canada Day flags for the first 3500 visitors, super-sized Canadian flag cake (while supplies last) and busker stations
  • Cost: Free
  • For more information: Downtown London


  • When: Cocktails 7:00 pm Dinner 8:00 pm
  • Where: Eldon House
  • What: An elegant, outdoor buffet dinner, live music by the Ken Varley Trio, a Made-in-Canada silent auction and exclusive seating for the Canada Day Fireworks over the Thames River
  • Cost: $60 for adults and $30 for children
  • For more information: Visit Eldon House and call 519-661-0333 to make advanced reservations


  • When: 2pm – 10pm Fireworks at 10 pm
  • Where: White Oaks Park, 1119 Jalna Blvd.
  • What: Food vendors, wading pool with lifeguards, cake cutting ceremony, family movie, inflatable rides, live music, children’s activities and fireworks
  • Cost: Free
  • For more information:


  • When: Gate open at 6:00 pm – Fireworks at dusk
  • Where: Byron Optimist Park (Boler Rd.)
  • What: Face painting, music, cake and more
  • Cost: $5 for parking, donations accepted upon entry
  • For more information: Call (519) 641-4663


  • When: 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Where: Eldon House – 481 Ridout Street North
  • What: Take part in puppet performances, musical entertainment, outdoor games and activities, and tours of the historic home
  • Cost: $3.00 per person
  • For more information: or call (519) 661-0333


  • When: 12:00 pm to 10:30 pm – Fireworks at 10:00 pm
  • Where: Harris Park
  • What: First Nations gathering, opening ceremonies, Miss Teen London, stage performances and fireworks
  • Cost: Free
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  • When: Game time is 5:30 pm – Fireworks after the game
  • Where: Labatt Park – 25 Wilson Ave
  • What: Support Our Troops Red Friday: wear red, watch baseball and enjoy fireworks after the game
  • Cost: Ticket prices are $8 for adults and $6 for kids under 12
  • For more information: or call (519) 694-6105


  • When: Events start at 11:00 am, vintage baseball game starts at 1:00 pm
  • Where: Fanshawe Pioneer Village, 1424 Clarke Road
  • What: Historical debates, patriotic speeches, vintage baseball, chicken & ribs at the Pioneer Village cafe
  • Cost: $7.00 per person. Children under 3 are free
  • For more information:
This event is on Saturday, July 2, 2011


  • When: Saturday, July 2, 2011 from 6:00 pm to 10:30 pm, fireworks at 10:00 pm
  • Where: West Park Church, 955 Gainsborough Rd. (east of Hyde Park Rd.)
  • What: Games and classic car show, BBQ, live music, candy floss and snow cones
  • Cost: Wristband – $2.00 (for kid’s activities), Individual food ticket – $1.00 (all food items are purchased with food tickets), Family Pack – $15.00 gets 3 Wristbands and 15 food tickets
  • For more information:

However you choose to celebrate this great Canadian holiday I hope it’s fun and safe!

City Mom

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