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Canada Day BBQ Preparation

Looking to celebrate the Canada Day long weekend? We've created a preparation checklist to ensure you're ready to host Canada Day celebrations this long weekend. Start the month of July with tasty food and fun festivities; check out this list to help ease your long weekend preparations!

Make Your Menu


Choose in-season produce to serve for your appetizers. Attempt a watermelon salad or a veggie and dip platter. Make these dishes ahead to save yourself worry over preparing party-starters the day of. 


Give yourself enough time to pick your staple grilling item. For easier prep, try to find pre-made foods like kabobs. Commisso's offers fresh premium ingredients and local kabobs made by our in-house butchers! Celebrate Canada Day with kabobs ready to be thrown on the barbecue as soon as you are home.


Make sure you create your drink list and have options for all guests. Grab a variety of drinks like lemonade, soft drinks, beer, and cider, and don't forget the ice, to keep drinks refreshing!


To celebrate in style, make some Canada Day-themed popsicles for all to cool down with! Attempt this 4-ingredient Canada Day Strawberry Popsicle recipe with fresh local strawberries. 

Plan Decorations

Figure out how you'd like to decorate your backyard or living space for the celebration. Look for decorative napkins and paper plates, or let your guests decorate themselves with hats and necklaces. Whatever you pick up, make sure it's red and white! 


Does your home have a great view of nighttime fireworks? If it does, grab all your chairs and set them up to face the view. If your house does not have a view, not to worry, find the closest park you and your group can visit to watch the red and white entertainment!

Make sure your barbecue is ready for work!

Lastly, be sure to check your barbecue a few days before and make sure it's ready for Canada Day grillings! Have a spare propane tank handy on the grilling day if you think your current tank is running low. 

Enjoy your Canada Day long weekend with great food! Shop at Commisso's in-store or online to discover fresh and local finds. Don't forget to look through our weekly flyer to find incredible savings on your grocery favourites. Find more great recipes from 365 Days of Easy Recipes.