July 1st 2021

Cambridge ON
 

Call for Photos: Canada Day Old Post Office Projection Show

In partnership with the Cambridge Celebrates Canada Day committee, we invite residents submit photos of themselves or family members to be included in the Canada Day Old Post Office Projection Show. Show off your Canada Day spirit by submitting past or present photos of how you celebrate. Submit your photo by June 15 to be included in the exhibit.

Depending on provincial, municipal and public health guidelines, the Canada Day Old Post Office Projection Project is anticipated to run from July 1-7 in a large projection onto the Idea Exchange Old Post Office building (12 Water Street South, Cambridge). After July 7, the exhibit will run Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings starting at 9 p.m. until the end of July. For more details on Canada Day, visit www.cambridge.ca/canadaday

What to submit

Close up portrait (head and shoulders) – For example, you wearing your favourite red and white wardrobe/costume, face painted, your pet in their red and white, etc.

Close up action photos of one or two people - actively celebrating being a Canadian. For example, decorate your porch or backyard in preparation of Canada Day – show us your Canadiana!

Looking for photo inspiration? There are three Canada-themed art installations in Cambridge that the community can visit to take a photo. When visiting these art installations, please respect public health guidelines and remember physical distancing requirements.

  • Macintyre Square, across from the Farmers’ Market at 40 Dickson Street – Danny Ingrouville’s art installation “Controlled Chaos”
  • Graffiti Wall, at 19 Queen Street East – The Underground Gallery Artists have created a backdrop on the Graffiti Wall.
  • Central Park, 615 King Street East – A Canada Day backdrop will be set up in the Central Park gazebo.

How to submit

The deadline to submit Canada Day photos is June 15. Please upload your photos at www.cambridge.ca/canadaday.

Photos can be a maximum file size of 10MB and can be submitted in JPG, TIFF, BMP, and GIF file formats.

All applicable photos submitted will be projected onto the Old Post Office. If the photo is deemed inappropriate or the quality of the photo composition, light and/or resolution do not meet adequate standards, the photo will not be used.

Please note that photo credit cannot be accommodated on the projection and will be used solely for the online gallery. Upon submitting your photo, the City has received permission to use your photo in the projection exhibit along with on the City website and social media.

Cambridge Celebrates Canada Day

Looking for some other Canada Day events you can safely participate in this year? The Cambridge Celebrates Canada Day committee has planned a modified hybrid event for 2021 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Canada Day Old Post Office Projection Project

In partnership with the Cambridge Celebrates Canada Day Committee, residents are invited to submit photos of themselves or family members to be included in the Canada Day Old Post Office Projection Project. So wear your red and white, stand in front of a Canadian iconic symbol, show us your Canada Day craft, or your pet in their red and white! Submit your photo on this website between June 1 -15 to be included in the exhibit.

The Canada Day Old Post Office Projection Project will run from July 1 to 7 at 9:00 pm, 9:30 pm, 10:00 pm and 10:30 pm in a large projection onto the Old Post Office (12 Water Street South). After July 7, the Exhibit will run Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings at 9:00 pm, 9:30 pm, 10:00 pm and 10:30 pm until the end of July. Please check this website for schedule updates as per provincial guidelines.

The Type of Photos We Are Looking For:

  • Close up portrait (head and shoulders) - you wearing your favorite red and white wardrobe/costume, face painted, your pet in their red and white
  • Close up action photos of one or two people - actively celebrating being a Canadian. Decorate your porch in preparation of Canada Day  – show us YOUR Canadiana!

Please note:  All applicable photos submitted will be projected onto the Old Post Office.  If the photo is deemed inappropriate or the quality of the photo composition, light and/or resolution do not meet adequate standards, the photo will not be used.

Controlled Chaos controlled chaos art installation

Artist: Danny Ingrouville

Location: Historic City Hall (MacIntyre Square), 46 Dickson Street

Description: Danny Ingrouville has created a stylized Canadian flag to immures yourself in.

It consists of many thin pieces of lumber attached in a controlled sense of chaos. Two collections of red lumber on the side, frame a large collection of white lumber in the middle that stands approximately 14 feet high and 20 feet wide.  Of course in the middle is our beloved red maple leaf as well.

Although there is a sense of oneness to the sculpture, there is also the idea of individuality represented by each individual piece of lumber.  Canada’s strength lies in it’s willingness to let everyone shine through freedom, space and communication. Happy Canada Day Cambridge.

Graffiti Wall

Artists: Underground Gallery Artistshespeler grafitti wall photo

Location: Graffiti Wall, 19 Queen St E (back of building)

Description: Seven Cambridge and area graffiti artists have created a Canada day themed mural to celebrate all things Canadian. It was created over a few weeks.  The artists worked on one cohesive mural at different times throughout the days and nights.

Canada Day Photo Framecanada day photo frame photo

Location: Central Park, 615 King Street E

Description: A Canada Day themed photo frame is set up on the Central Park gazebo to help you capture that perfect Canadian themed photo.