Blue Jays celebrate Canada Day Weekend at Rogers Centre featuring a doubleheader on Saturday, July 2

Previous Years Blue Jays Celebrate Canada Day

Canada Day Weekend at Rogers Centre makes its much-anticipated return beginning on Friday, July 1 (3:07 p.m.) when the Blue Jays take on the division-rival Tampa Bay Rays, followed by a two-game split doubleheader on Saturday, July 2 (12:07 p.m. and 6:07 p.m.).

Fans spending the long weekend in the city will be treated to Canadian-themed festivities throughout the ballpark and two exciting giveaways for the first 15,000 fans: on Friday, a George Springer Red Replica Jersey and for the 12:07 p.m. game on Saturday, a Vlad & Dad Dual Bobblehead.

To recognize his impact on Canadian baseball, Friday’s pregame ceremonies will honour four-time All-Star catcher and former Blue Jay, Russell Martin, including a ceremonial first pitch. Born in East York, ON, and raised in Montreal, Martin played 1,693 MLB games during 14 seasons (including four with the Blue Jays), the fourth most by a Canadian, before announcing his retirement this past May. On the international stage, Martin represented his home nation on three occasions, including the 2009 World Baseball Classic.

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Canada Day Weekend Event Details

The first 15,000 fans that enter the ballpark on Friday receive a George Springer Red Replica Jersey Giveaway
Two-game split doubleheader on Saturday, July 2 featuring a special Vlad & Dad Dual Bobblehead Giveaway for the first 15,000 fans at the 12:07 p.m. game and a rare Saturday night game at 6:07 p.m.
Pregame performances in the WestJet Flight Deck on Friday and Saturday, as well as Canadian-inspired food and beverage offerings
Face painters and balloon twisters for fans of all ages at section 127 on both days
Land acknowledgement given by Chief (Gimaa) R. Stacey Laforme of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, acknowledged pregame on video at every 2022 Blue Jays home game
As in years past, Friday’s pregame ceremonies will include the unfurling of a giant Canadian flag by 250 military members
Canadian anthem performed in English and French on July 1 by Royal Canadian Air Force Band member, David Grenon
A tribute to Russell Martin on July 1, including a ceremonial first pitch, and featuring players from Baseball Quebec and the Canadian Junior National Team

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