Canada Day Drumming Virtual Celebration 2021

“An All Canadian World Record Drumming Celebration”


Organized by Legacy 150 Celebrations Society, a Vancouver-based non-profit organization registered both federally and provincially, the annual Canada Day Drumming Celebration strives to deepen intercultural understanding, promote patriotism, and enhance civic engagement through one of the world’s most ancient and widely-adopted art forms – percussive arts.

In view of the COVID-19 pandemic and physical distancing, Legacy 150 Celebrations Society will again be hosting the nationwide celebration online on July 1st, 2021.

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For the past four years, we have built support and the 2020 virtual celebration was held in 28 cities across six time zones. This year, we will reach out to more cities and are hoping for even better participation, both nationally and globally. Visit our event detail page for participating cities.

New this year, we are going to introduce a Guinness World Records™ (GWR) attempt (fully online) for Most People Performing a Drum Roll Online Simultaneously. You are welcome to join this exciting initiative and help us set this new record. See attempt guidelines here.

Meanwhile, please gather support from your local communities. Our goal is to have 1000+ individuals or groups participate via various channels, first-come-first-served. Public can now register here.

The event will run from 10 am to 12:15 pm (Pacific time), filled with virtual drumming performances and interactive workshops. Followed by celebratory simultaneous drumming across the country, the event will conclude with the announcement of the result (hopefully successful). Everyone is welcome!

By uniting participants from all communities and cultural backgrounds, this event aims to celebrate Canada Day through simultaneous nationwide drumming to promote diversity, multicultural harmony, peace, and love for a better world – as reflected in our mission statement.


CDDC is trying to challenge the perception that immigrants have little to offer to the society and confront the growing trend of people retreating from community life, as we believe enhancing community engagement can help us build stronger social ties and in the long run benefit us all. Your support is vital for us to keep up the work we do and showcase the strength of cultural diversity and percussion arts to a broader audience.

As a donor/sponsor, you will also receive extensive publicity support from CDDC, including logo recognition, exhibition opportunity, promotions on the official website and all social media platforms. To request a sponsorship package, please contact us.


Please feel free to contact us at [email protected] or (604) 601-2121 should you wish to be involved or have questions regarding the event.

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