Seeking Volunteers for Canada Day Celebrations in Canada’s Capital Region

News Release

GATINEAU, May 29, 2017

Canadian Heritage is looking for motivated volunteers to take part in this year’s Canada Day celebrations in Ottawa-Gatineau. All kinds of volunteer opportunities are available as the Capital Region readies for a historic celebration that will take place over an exciting three-day period. The festivities will take place from June 30 to July 2 at three official locations: Parliament Hill and Major’s Hill Park in Ottawa and the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau.

Volunteers could be asked to do things like assist people with special needs, distribute flags, help participants take part in different activities and provide information to visitors. A complete list of volunteer opportunities with descriptions is available online.

Interested individuals should contact the Canadian Heritage Volunteer Centre at 819-956-2626 or The deadline for applications is June 20, 2017.


“This year’s Canada Day celebrations in Canada’s Capital Region will be extra special, and we need your help as visitors pour in from across the country to experience this exciting event. The efforts of dedicated volunteers will ensure that this anniversary celebration will be better than ever! Submit your application and join the Canada Day volunteer team.”

—The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage

Quick Facts

  • More than 500 volunteers contribute to the success of Canada Day celebrations in Canada’s Capital Region each year.

  • The deadline to submit a Canada Day volunteer application is June 20, 2017.

  • Manulife is the official sponsor of the Canada Day volunteer program.

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For more information (media only), please contact:

Pierre-Olivier Herbert
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage

Media Relations
Canadian Heritage

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