Canada Day in The Glen 2017-04-27T17:06:28+00:00

This wonderful annual event attracts people from not only Glen Williams & Georgetown, but also other surrounding communities who come and participate in a free, fun-filled day in Glen Williams. We invite everyone to watch the parade and enjoy the activities, entertainers, musicians, food and crafts in the park. We provide this all free of charge, with the exception of the food and craft vendors.

The event involves hundreds of volunteers to pull this all together. They decorate the park and the parade route. They make and serve a strawberry tea to the seniors in the Glen. They man the parking lots, the entry gates, help out at the Pet Show, run the information booth, assist with manning road blocks, helping traffic and just about everywhere else that they are needed including the shuttle buses.

We offer free parking and a shuttle bus to and from the Real Canadian Superstore, who have generously loaned both their parking lot and provided one of the two shuttle buses that run between the Superstore and Preston’s Store and which we encourage everyone to make use of as there is very little parking in the Gen itself

The Parade starts everything off, leaving Alexander Street and Confederation at noon.

It is followed by the Official Opening Ceremonies, and then the rest of the afternoon is a free funfilled afternoon, with a variety of activities, games, a pet show, and music. It all comes to a close with the annual Duck Race down the Credit River, which has some amazing prizes for the winners.

Please come and join us, or better still, come and volunteer for a couple of hours, and help make it a wonderful, happy day.

The evening is lots of fun too! Stick around for the annual Canada Day BBQ and fireworks down the road at St. Alban’s Church on Main Street. Practically speaking, you must reserve for the BBQ so the organizers know how many chickens to order ahead of time. Keep an eye on the calendar or subscribe to the newsletter for more information as it becomes available.

The impressive fireworks display starts after dark – around 10PM. Everyone is welcome and free-will donations are much appreciated to cover the cost of this great spectacle. Bring your own lawnchair and mosquito repellant!


Canada Day in the Glen will soon be here! Here’s your ‘TO DO’ Checklist. Plan to participate in some way to make it a special day for you and your family.


1. Canada Day Parade Float Decorating Contest

This year there is a Canada Day Float Decorating Challenge…so get your creative thinking cap on and build a parade float. It doesn’t have to be the big…but it should represent Canada in some way. Gather the neighbours on your street, or folks in your book club or members of your choir…and get to work! For entry details e-mail – [email protected].

2. Glen Gardens In Bloom Contest

With warm weather here, Glen Gardeners are invited to put their best flowers forward and set their sights on the honour of winning accolades for one of the garden categories in this years Glen Gardens In Bloom Contest. This contest is sponsored by The Glen Gardener. For contest details & entry forms email – [email protected] or call (416) 770-3800.

3. ‘Paint The Town Red’ Decorating Contest

Enter your home in the hamlet and show your colours. Fly your flag and enter your home in the hamlet for a chance to win. Register with J.E.Bailey – [email protected] by June 28th.


Glen Williams Residents are invited to send their nomination for Glen Williams Citizen of the Year. Nominees must be a resident of the Glen. There are many people in our community who contribute to Glen Williams in remarkable ways. Who do you feel should be honoured this year? The name of the potential “Citizen of the Year”, along with an explanation of why they should be recognized should be sent to the Town Hall Board by e-mail to [email protected] or by regular mail to Glen Williams Town Hall, 1 Prince Street, Glen Williams ON L7G 2X1.

(Just a couple of hours would do!)

Decorating, Parade Set Up, Traffic/Crowd Control Assistant, Parking, Seniors Strawberry Tea Preparation and Serving, Information Booth Attendants, Communication Specialist (to assist with intercom, walkie talkies, phones etc): Children’s Activity Area Assistant; General Activity Assistant; Clean Up Crew. Contact: [email protected]


If you or someone you know would like to be a Canada Day Sponsor, let us know. In spite of all the wonderful and talented volunteers, there are still costs in the amount of $6,000 to be covered in order to make Canada Day a success. Sponsors receive honourable mention and are showcased prominently in the park on Canada Day. Contact: [email protected]

Canada Day in The Glen is organized by The Glen Williams Town Hall. If you would like to be involved in the Glen Williams Town Hall and all they do, meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. A great way to get to become a part of all that goes on in the Glen.