Perth Mayor John Fenik announces Party by the Basin as part of three days of Canada 150 celebrations

April 18, 2017 by

Perth Mayor John Fenik (seated) joined our Dave White to make the announcement on Lake 88.

Perth Mayor John Fenik stopped by Lake 88 this morning to announce the town’s plans to honour Canada’s 150th birthday.

It includes a Party by the Basin on June 30, that will see three bands perform as local food and drink is offered up. The Keith Glass Band, Juno-award-nominated artist JW-Jones and Monkey Junk are all slated to play at the parking lot at the Crystal Palace which will be transformed for the event.

Mayor Fenik said, “It’s going to be an incredible vibe in the downtown core that day.” He added, “This is going to be an unforgettable way to celebrate Canada’s birthday.”

Tickets are set to go on sale May 1 through Tickets Please (, and the numbers are limited to 2,000 ticket sales. The cost is $25 person (plus service fee) and the ticket will also grant you access to the Perth Passport, which is a local business initiative that will give ticket holders summer-long access to special deals at participating businesses. More details on the Perth Passport coming soon.

Set with the theme, “Explore our Backyard”, the Town wants residents and visitors to embrace all things Canadiana that already exist within Perth’s landscape.

The traditional family activities are also slated to take place at Conlon Farm. They’ll include kids fun and live music all capped off by the fireworks.

An ecumenical service is also planned for Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. in Stewart Park.

You can learn more as plans develop further, at, or through the Perth Tourism Facebook page.