Press release

Peterborough residents prepare to celebrate Canada's 150th birthday

May 25, 2017

PETERBOROUGH – As Peterborough residents prepare to Celebrate at Home for Canada’s 150th Birthday, we welcome you to extend your celebration with the 150th Heritage Celebration on Sunday, July 2, 2017. 
The Canada’s 150th Anniversary Celebrations Committee, Parks Canada, Canadian Canoe Museum, Peterborough County, Village BIA, Peterborough Historical Society, Hutchison House and the City of Peterborough are excited to announce this free family-oriented event with a strong historical and cultural flair on Sunday, July 2, 2017 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm at the Peterborough Museum and Archives and the Peterborough Lift Lock. 

This event will include a free pancake breakfast provided by the East Peterborough Lions Club at 10:00 am; interactive activities and displays from the Peterborough Historical Society, Hutchison House from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm; and horse-drawn wagon rides from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm provided by High View Farm Commercial Horses.

There will be four musical acts: Dan Fewings, Mayhemmingways, Stefan & Saskia and the Paddling Puppeteers, as well as an 1860’s re-enactment of a Fenian Raid and much more from Lang Pioneer Village scheduled throughout the day.

The Canadian Canoe Museum will be offering guided tours up and down the Peterborough Lift Lock in voyageur canoes from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm and Peterborough Lift Lock Cruises will be running from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm.

Finally, the Peterborough Museum and Archives will be open form 9:00 am – 5:00 pm with their “Made in Canada – Really!” exhibition and behind-the-scenes museum tours from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm. 

Canada’s 150th Anniversary Celebrations Committee is proud to announce Shaw Direct Satellite TV as the presenting sponsor providing funding for the children and family activities taking place on Sunday July 2, 2017. Shaw's sponsorship will also be supporting children’s activities hosted by the Peterborough Downtown Business Improvement Area on Thursday, June 29 and Friday June 30, 2017.



The City of Peterborough has initiated a special project committee to plan and coordinate community events, with a special focus on Canada 150th celebrations. The Canada’s 150th Anniversary Celebrations Committee has been meeting since March 2016 and is planning four days of celebrations running Thursday, June 29 to Sunday, July 2, 2017.

The committee will be working closely with established Canada Day events such as Peterborough Musicfest, the Canada Day Parade and the New Canadians Centre Multicultural Festival, which already bring out the crowds by the thousands. But special to the 150th milestone will be an extra three days of fanfare involving a partnership with the DBIA to host two days of local music and celebrations downtown and a partnership with Parks Canada and the Peterborough Museum & Archives to host a day of free family-oriented events with a strong historical and cultural flair.

For more information about Peterborough’s Canada 150th Celebrations and a list of our events, visit our website at and follow us on Facebook ( and Twitter @Ptbo150 #ptbo150.

Galen Eagle
Communications Chair
Canada 150th Committee
705-748-4861 ext. 245

Sadie Norrad 
Committee Member
Canada 150th Committee
705-742-7777 ext. 1822