Celebrate Canada Day virtually in Muskoka

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Canada Day celebrations look a little different this year and though we won't be able to gather in person, the federal government has assembled a virtual party for Canadians to tune into from across the country.

“This year isn’t like other years. But even these challenging times are a good opportunity to think about what it means to be Canadian," Minister of Canadian Heritage Steven Guilbeault said in a statement.

"I’m inviting you, whoever and wherever you are, to take part in all the great activities we have planned. Today Canada’s history—our values, our talents and our creativity—are on display for the whole world. Today is our day. Happy Canada Day!”

Starting June 29, visit Canada.ca where online activity packs have been assembled to test your knowledge of Canadian history, indulge in our arts and culture, try some fun Canadian recipes or put yourself to the test the way a Canadian athlete would.

On July 1, tune in at 1 p.m. ET via the CBC and Canadian Heritage social platforms for the Canada Daytime Show as hosts Serena Ryder and Pierre-Yves Lord connect with artists and musicians from Sudbury, Montreal, Quebec, Moncton, Winnipeg, Yellowknife and Calgary. Stay for a celebration of the country's cultural diversity including Indigenous culture and languages, excellence in sport, with a special appreciation for front line workers.

Check the social media pages of your local municipality to see how people in your community are celebration online using #CanadaDay

Kristyn Anthony reports for Muskokaregion.com through the Local Journalism Initiative, a program funded by the Canadian government.

Kristyn Anthony, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, muskokaregion.com