It is with great sadness we share with you the passing of Ken McLaughlin

For 15 plus years Ken has been apart of the Orillia Canada Day committee in various positions as well as one of the longest running Board members. On December 12, 2022 he passed away peacefully at his home. Ken will be greatly missed by his family, friends, and his Orillia Canada Day family.

Ken McLaughlin


Orillia Canada Day 2023Stay tuned for information about our upcoming AGM

Hello to all Orillians,

The Orillia Canada Day Committee wants to let you know we are busy at work planning in person festivities for 2023! We will keep you updated on upcoming events, please check our website or our Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram for updates. 

We look forward to seeing you all soon!

Sincerely, your Orillia Canada Day Committee.

The Vendor Application is now Available by clicking the green link or going to the Forms Tab!


The Parade Application is now Available by clicking the pink link or going to the Forms Tab!


Volunteers needed, if you are looking for volunteer hours or would like to help with this great event please email volunteers@orilliacanadaday.ca Also, please fill out the Volunteer Application by clicking the blue link or going to the Forms Tab!

We would not be able to put this day on without the Financial Support of our Sponsors, please help support the local businesses that support us!


Mission Statement

To provide a fun-filled family day celebrating Canadian heritage through entertainment, arts, culture and information on July 1st in Orillia.

In 2003, Orillia Canada Day Inc. became a registered not-for-profit corporation and a registered charitable organization. Presently, our structure has a Core Committee comprised of a Chairperson, Vice Chairperson/Treasurer & 2nd Vice Chairperson along with coordinators of various aspects of Canada Day – Children’s Village, Entertainment, Fundraising/Sponsorships, Scheduling and Technical, Fireworks, Media/Marketing, Membership, Operations, Parade, Security, Vendors, Volunteers, Waste Diversion and Website.

These volunteers spend tireless hours preparing for the Celebration, They are joined with about 200 more volunteers on the day to make Orillia’s Canada day celebration All Day Fun…For Everyone!

Couchiching Beach, Orillia, ON