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Canadians come together to shine a light on Canadian food on Food Day Canada

By Food in Canada staff   

Food Trends Editor pick Food Day Canada

Canadians will be sharing good food, and Canada will be lit up from coast to coast for this year’s Food Day Canada celebrations on July 31. Almost 50 buildings and icons, from Government House in St. John’s Newfoundland to Niagara Falls, the Fairmont Banff Springs and up to the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre in Whitehorse, will be glowing with red and white lights to show our gratitude to all the good people who help get food to our tables.

Canada is rich in food and blessed to have all the incredible people who work in our food system, including farmers and fishers, chefs, researchers, food processors, restaurant and grocery frontline workers and more. All Canadians are invited to celebrate Food Day Canada/Journée des terroirs on Saturday, July 31, 2021.

“It’s our pleasure to invite all Canadians to take part in Food Day Canada celebrations, “said Crystal Mackay, Food Day Canada co-ordinator. “The harvest is in and there are so many options to enjoy anywhere and everywhere. Come together at backyard barbecues, picnics, potlucks, patios and kitchen tables, in person and online.”

How best to celebrate Food Day Canada?

  • Take the pledge to shop, cook and dine like a Canadian on
  • Shine a light: Visit one of the icons lit up red and white near you or shine your own lights at 9 p.m. for a wave of light from east to west.
  • Dine like a Canadian: Enjoy Canadian-grown, Canadian-made food and drinks made at home or support your local restaurants and favourite chefs. Look for the Food Day Canada partner restaurants and icons being lit up on the map on our site.
  • Share like a Canadian. Post your stories, menus and pictures with everyone using #FoodDayCanada and @FoodDayCanada. Follow along, join the millions of conversations and enter to win some fabulous giveaway prizes too.

As Food Day Canada Founder, the late Anita Stewart, always said, “Canada is food and the world is richer for it.”

Show your Canadian pride and shine a light on Canadian cuisine near you.

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