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Party on the porch this Canada Day

You could win $275 in gift cards for having the most patriotic patio in town
Though there won't be a cake like this one (2019) for Canada Day this year, you can make one of your own for your Canada Day porch party. Erika Engel/CollingwoodToday

Your Canada Day celebration at home could be award-winning. 

If you deck out your porch in red and white and get creative for a photo, you could be one of four finalists in the Patriotic Porch, Patio, or Deck competition in Collingwood. The top four get a $75 gift certificate to Collingwood Commons and the winner gets another $200 gift certificate. 

To participate, deck up your deck (yard, porch, balcony, or patio) and submit a photo online to experiencecollingwood.comby noon on July 2, 2020. 

There will be none of the usual events in Collingwood this Canada Day, no giant cake, no citizenship reaffirmation ceremony, no bike parade, and no fireworks. All are cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Instead, the town is encouraging residents to celebrate at home. 

You can shop local for your party food and supplies at local shops online on

There are also games and activity suggestions posted online through the Town of Collingwood's RallyPoint, which was created by the town's Parks, Recreation, and Culture staff. There are activities like scavenger hunts, feature videos, trivia, a Canada week playlist, and recipes available and all themed for Canada Week. 

You can also gather around a screen in the evening on July 1 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. for a virtual Peak to Shore concert featuring performances by The Singing Soldiers, Mike McCarthy Band, Victoria Yeh, The Leynes Brothers, Shane Cloutier, Jenie Thai and more. You can find the live stream here on Canada Day.