Each year, the Town compiles and promotes community-organized free events for Canada Day. Here is what’s happening in Golden for Canada Day 2022:
- Head over to the Golden Museum from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for free cake, old fashion kids games and a BBQ by donation.
- Wander over to Spirit Square from 10 am. to 3 p.m. for a Canada Day Farmers Market.
- The Rotary Club will be hosting a BBQ by donation at the Farmers Market and FREE mini-golf at the Golden Golf Club!
Make a splash at the Golden Swimming Pool on Canada Day with public swim times available from noon to 5 p.m. Register to save your spot at https://bit.ly/2WCl9r8
Town Hall will be adjusting the hours of operation for Canada Day. Town Hall will be closed to the public on Friday, July 1 and re-opening on Monday, July 4.
Fireworks will not be a part of this year’s Canada Day events in Golden. This decision was made proactively based on last year’s weather conditions and risks of wildfire (we typically book fireworks and a technician many months in advance), as well as feedback received from the community about the impact of fireworks on pets and wildlife.
Canada Day is also a day for us to reflect on what it means to be Canadian. This includes educating ourselves and reflecting on the story of Canada and what that means for Indigenous peoples.
Here are some resources to learn more about Canada’s history:
- History of Canada: www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/services/history-canada.html
- Indigenous History: www.canada.ca/en/services/culture/history-heritage/indigenous-history.html
- Learn about the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action: https://bit.ly/3wKDOhJ
- National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation: https://nctr.ca