The Town of Newmarket wants you to make the most of your Canada 150 with Newmarket by participating in various Canada 150 themed events, programs and initiatives,
How to participate?
Be in the know about all the amazing Canada 150 related acknowledgements in Newmarket and around Canada. Check back on this page often for updates and information.
Canada 150 Events in Newmarket
Donate 150 Units of blood at the Newmarket Blood Donor Clinic
June 12, 2017 - Holiday Inn Express & Suites
The Town of Newmarket, Mayor and Members of
Council have partnered with Canadian Blood Services to
help ensure lifesaving blood products are available to hospital patients in
need. The Town has adopted the Monday, June 12, 2017 Newmarket blood donor clinic at Holiday Inn Express & Suites (100 Pony Drive) to encourage blood donations and recruit new donors. The Town's goal is to help collect 150 donations at the clinic, in honour of Canada 150 during the clinic's hours from 1:30 to 7:30 p.m. Donate and schedule an appointment today at blood.ca.
Touch-A-Truck and Community Open House
Thursday, May 26, 2017 - Newmarket Operations Centre
Get up close and personal with different trucks and equipment that help Public Works Services do their day-to-day jobs in your community and learn more about current Town initiatives at Newmarket Operations Centre (1275 Maple Hill Court) from 5 to 8 p.m. Vehicles and equipment at the event include, but are not limited to fire trucks, Zamboni, backhoe, garbage trucks, tractors, a crane and so much more! For more information, visit newmarket.ca/touchatruck
150 Days of Summer Campaign May 6 to September 24
- various locations
Boost your Town of Newmarket event experience with our 150 Days of Summer Campaign. All guests wearing a 150 Days of Summer Button will gain access to extra activities, promotions and perks at all Town of Newmarket events such as upgraded popcorn at Moonlight Movies, free rids on the Ferris wheel and merry-go-round at Kanata Festival, treats at Kids Downtown, refreshment at Music in the Park and more! Buttons cost $10 each and are available for purchase at any Town of Newmarket facility. For more information, visit the 150 Days of Summer webpage.
National Canadian Film Day
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - various times
Don't miss the chance to participate in the largest film festival in Canada at Newmarket's Old Town Hall (460 Botsford Street). This is a celebration of Canadian films at over 600 venues across the country in honour of Canada 150. Films include:
- Double Happiness at 12 noon
- Red Violin at 2 p.m.
- Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner at 4:30 p.m.
- Strange Brew at 7:30 p.m.
Admission is free. For more information, please call 905-953-5110.
Newmarket Earth Hour
March 25, 2017 from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Every year, Earth hour encourages everyone to shine a light on climate action and power down for an hour from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. In celebration of Canada 150, we are encouraging our community go beyond the ordinary and power down for 150 minutes in total. Are you up for the challenge? Learn more about Newmarket's Earth Hour initiative.
Explore other events happing around our Country using Passport 2017
Get the scoop on everything that's going on. Find out about events and activities that matter to you with the Passport 2017 App. This personalized application combines culture, food, history, sports and travel while award virtual badges. Passport 2017 is an excellent resources for discovering, experiencing and celebrating our beautiful country throughout 2017.