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Canada Day

Every July 1st, ArcelorMittal Dofasco welcomes approximately 10,000 people to our Recreation Park to celebrate Canada Day. The day's activities focus on children's entertainment with a sprawling offer of bouncy castles, water games, face painting, live music, food and more. The day ends with the region's most renowned firework show. 

Our Canada Day celebrations evolved from a long tradition of employee family picnics. Two months after the company announced its landmark profit sharing plan, the first Dofasco picnic was held. It was an extravaganza that saw special trains carry thousands to Soper Park in Guelph. 

The following year the company outdid itself ferrying thousands, this time by two chartered steamships, to Port Dalhousie. The use of ships and trains was eventually discontinued as the numbers to be carried became too great.

2016 Canada Day Program