RSCA Canada Day Celebration – 2017

The 2017 edition of the Riverside South Canada Day festivities will celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday and is poised to be our biggest and best yet!
The community’s premier summer event is hosted by the Riverside South Community Association, marking the 15th year the association has hosted the annual celebration. Not only do we have a fantastic line up of activities during the day, but we also have an amazing evening program including professional fireworks!

Fun for the Whole Family 10:00am to 2:00pm at Claudette Cain Park
Please make your way to south entrance of the park to purchase fun passes and food tickets. Fun passes are required for all children ages 3-12 to access the rides.
Returning attractions:

  • Inflatable Rides*
  • Miniature Train
  • Petting Zoo
  • Pony Rides
  • Stage Shows
  • Balloons
  • Mini Golf
  • Cotton Candy
  • Lawn Bowling
  • Toddler Fun Zone
  • Face Painting

New this year:

  • Laser Tag
  • Zorbs*
  • Bubble Zone
  • Archery
  • New Inflatables* – including Carnival Games and a Rock-Climbing Wall
  • Second Miniature Train
  • Photo Booth
  • Lawn Games
  • Senior’s Info & Refreshment Tent

*Socks are recommended for these attractions

FUN PASSES ($10/each):
Includes unlimited access for children ages 3+ to the rides and entertainment at the event (excludes Pony Rides and food, which can be purchased separately). Pre-purchased fun passes can be picked up at the event starting at 9:45 in an express line.
Children over 12 and adults are free.
Purchase fun passes in advance


  • Battle of the Bands 10am-1pm (main stage)
  • Junkyard Symphony “Giants of Junk” 11am-12pm plus 30 minute workshop (south field)
  • Singing of O Canada 1pm (main stage)
  • Speeches by local politicians 1:10 (main stage)
  • Cake Cutting 1:30pm (main stage)

The BBQ is operated by volunteers and all food and drinks donated courtesy of Moncion’s Independent Grocer for the 13th year. The BBQ will be operational from 11:00am to 2:00pm. Food prices are listed below:

  • Hamburger or Veggie Burger = 2 tickets ($2.00)
  • Hot Dog = 1 ticket ($1.00)
  • Pop or Water = 1 ticket ($1.00)
  • 2 juice boxes = 1 ticket ($1.00)

BBQ and Beverage tickets can be purchased at the RSCA registration tent or in advance
Ice Cream: Merry Dairy is coming out to cool you off and tantalize your taste buds with a wonderful collection of ice cream!
Cake: We will celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday with a cake cutting starting at approx. 1:30pm

The south parking lot next to the splash pad is restricted access (handicap and special parking), and the north parking lot will be barricaded, but attendees are welcome to use Moncion’s parking lot or the Riverview Park and Ride.


Don’t forget that this event is entirely volunteer run and staffed – won’t you please consider pitching in? We offer free food tickets for you, and free fun passes for your kids! Sign up for a shift

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The Riverside South Community Association would not be able to create such a wonderful, family-friendly event at a reasonable price if it weren’t for all of our wonderful sponsors. A big, heartfelt thank you goes out to this year’s sponsors – please support them!





  • Pet Shoppe
  • Riverside South Animal Hospital
  • Tiny Hoppers, Riverside South
  • Douvris Martial Arts
  • E. Systems
  • Durowood Flooring
  • Connie Beaulieu, C.U. Fit Personal Training
  • Lisa Belanger, Mortgage Brokers Ottawa
  • Kim Lillico, Royal Lepage Team Realty
  • Gabriel’s Pizza
  • MacEwan’s, River Road
  • Riverside South Mini Storage