Canada Day



Hanover Canada Day 2020

The Town of Hanover is celebrating Canada Day a little differently this year! Together as a community we are meeting one of the greatest challenges in our country’s recent history and this year Canada Day will be like no other!

In order to celebrate our Canadian pride while practicing physical distancing, the Town of Hanover, in partnership with Wightman and many other community supporters are planning a new way to celebrate Canada Day, including a virtual presentation on Wightman TV Channel 6 and YouTube July 1st at 7pm! 

Check out the many reasons and ways to celebrate Canada Day this year!

Click here for Hanover Canada Day media release.




 For a pdf version of the Canada Day events click here. 

Thank you to our amazing sponsors! 






LOUD & PROUD | Hey Hanover, we need you to lend us your voice this Canada Day! Good or bad, young or old we want you to sing and record your best version of O’Canada and submit the video clip for your chance to be included in the Town of Hanover’s Canada Day virtual presentation. It’s not the easiest song to sing, but don’t be shy, we want to hear your rendition extra loud & extra proud! 

Here’s the official lyrics to O Canada in English

O Canada!

Our home and native land!

True patriot love in all of us command.

With glowing hearts we see thee rise,

The True North strong and free!

From far and wide,

O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

God keep our land glorious and free!

O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

Feel free to applaud or bang pots at the end!


Deadline to submit your video is Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 12 noon. Click on the link to submit your video for your chance to appear in our virtual presentation on July 1st @ 7pm

For a PDF version of the Loud & Proud Challege click here.  




KIDS SAY WHAT? | Kids can say the darndest things!  It’s true, kids do say the darndest things. The cute innocence of kids often make us laugh and their logic can be baffling and entertaining! This Canada Day we want to hear from our youngest residents! For the next six (6) weeks we will release a new question each week to ask your child. 

Please video tape your child’s answer and submit your video for your chance to be featured in our virtual Canada Day celebration on July 1st



WEEK 1 | Fri. May 22 

How old do you think Canada is? 

WEEK 2 | Fri. May 29 

July 1st is Canadas birthday. What do you think would happen if your Dad forgets your Mom’s birthday?

WEEK 3 | Fri. June 5  

Do you know what the Prime Minister of Canada actually does?

WEEK 4 | Fri. June 12 

What is the hardest part about being Canadian?

WEEK 5 | Fri. June 19  

If you had $100 dollars to spend on Canada Day, what would you buy?

WEEK 6 | Fri. June 26 

Describe the best day ever for a young Canadian.

Deadline to submit your videos is Wednesday, June 24, 2020.  Click the link to submit your video for your chance to appear in our virtual presentation on July 1st @ 7pm

For a PDF version of the Kids Say WHAT? Challenge click here. 


MOST PATROITIC | The Town of Hanover in partnership with Wightman is putting a call out to all Hanover businesses and residents to decorate their store and home fronts in honour of Canada Day this year. Together as a community we are meeting one of the greatest challenges in our country’s recent history. Make history this Canada Day by participating in Hanover’s Most Patriotic Challenge!

The Top 2 ‘Most Patriotic’ businesses and houses will be crowned in each category.



‘Most Patriotic’ Business –the top two ‘Most Patriotic’ businesses will receive one of our high impact radio campaign prizes:

Blackburn Radio Package | 30 x 30 second commercials on your choice of 101.7 The One, Classic Rock 94.5 or m 920

Bayshore Radio Package | 30 x 30 second commercials on your choice of The Mix106.5 or Country 93

‘Most Patriotic’ Resident - $750 value Outdoor Oasis prize pack! Including:

52,000 BTU BBQ | bistro set | outdoor wooden cooler | patio carpet, patio umbrella + More!

‘Most Patriotic’ Resident Runner-up - $500 value Outdoor Oasis prize pack! Including: Outdoor patio heater | hammock | outdoor wooden cooler | Slip & Slide | patio lanterns + More!


All properties interested in judging are asked to register with Hanover Parks, Recreation & Culture by Friday June 26th by emailing:

Judging will take place the Monday June 29th | Judges include:
Mayor Sue Paterson   |    Councillor Warren Dickert    |   Mr. Al Morrow

For PDF version of the Most Patroitic Challenge click here. 


Congratulations to our 'Most Patriotic' winners! 

1st Place Business | Lasting Memories Locker Room

2nd Place Business | Hallman Motors

1st Place Resident | 404 1st Street South | Jane & Brian Pritchard

2nd Place Resident | 408 1st Street South | Dan & Cristy Weber 

Download your Backwards Parade, Eh! Map 



CANADA DAY IN COLOUR | The maple leaf is an iconic symbol of our Canadian heritage! Join Hanover Artist Bev Morgan as you are guided through a free tutorial on how to create a maple leaf in water colour in honour of Canada Day. All artistic abilities are welcome! Even if you have a hard time drawing stick figures just be-LEAF in yourself! Bev has prepared a step by step instructions for all ages and artistic abilities!

Here is the link to the 12-minute instructional video:

We want to see your creations! Submit a digital picture of your masterpiece to our online dropbox before June 22, 2020 for your chance to win prizes and for your painting be included in the Town of Hanover’s Canada Day virtual presentation.

Here’s the link to the online dropbox:




Paper: Watercolour paper (140lb) is best, but heavy stock white paper may be used.

Paints: Three Primary Colours (Red, Yellow, Blue) any watercolour manufacturer. In the video Bev used Watercolour Paints: Quinacridone Red, Quinacridone Gold, Ultramarine Blue.

Brushes: Watercolour brushes: One small flat brush and two round brushes.

Misc. Items: Palette, pencil, eraser, paper towel, dropper bottle, toothpick.

Note: Watercolour pencils can also be used when paints are not available. Refer to these instructions: Cover maple leaf first with watercolour pencils (Red and Yellow) then use a wet brush and blend the colours together. When dry, add veins with dark brown colour and shadow with a violet colour.

For PDF version of Canada Day In Colour Challenge click here. 


GREAT CANADIAN SCAVENGER HUNT| The Town of Hanover invites you to celebrate Canada Day this year with a family friendly scavenger hunt! Your mission, should you choose to accept it, will be to solve riddles and find clues throughout the Town of Hanover for your chance to win an epic prize! This hunt is a FUN event and you will not be timed, so you can walk, bike or drive, either way your skills will be tested!


  1. Your scavenger hunt card will be available for pick up at the P&H Centre (main entrance) on Canada Day July 1, 2020 between 10am-2pm or download a pdf printable version of Scavenger Hunt card CLICK HERE 
  2. Complete your mission.
  3. Drop off your completed card in the drop box located at the P&H Center by 6:00 pm July 1, 2020.
  4. Win Prizes! Your completed card will receive a free family pass for the Hanover Regional Aquatic Centre and you will be automatically entered into a draw to win over $500 in Hanover Chamber Bucks!


  1. This event will comply with all COVID-19 restrictions in place at the time of the event. This includes physical distancing, avoiding crowds and teammates should be members of your household.  If at any point during your hunt there is another team already at a location, we ask everyone to co-operate, wait your turn, and only proceed when the site is clear.   
  2. Only one contest entry per household

You are responsible to follow all of the rules of the road and laws. 

For PDF version of the Great Canadian Scavenger Hunt Challenge instructions click here.