Even though I am upset with the city over the mistreatment of one of the homeless who live here, we do take pride in how we celebrate Canada Day, here are the activities that my town has planned for the day. Enjoy what your city or town has planned and celebrate this wonderful country on July 1
8-11:30 am: Lions Park, Shaughnessy Street and Lions Way
Lions Club Pancake Breakfast
Twelfth Annual Fishing DerbyChildren under 10 are invited to test their fishing talents at this fun annual event - prizes and lots of family fun! Register on site.
Noon - dusk: Castle Park, Castle Crescent and Citadel Drive
Help make this a green event
- Walk or ride to Castle Park. Park your bike at the free bike valet staffed by local Boy Scouts!
- Park at the West Coast Express station and take the free shuttle running every 30 minutes from 11:30 am to after the fireworks.
- Sort your waste at the waste-sorting bins on-site.
- Refundable bottles may be left with local Boy Scouts who will be on hand.
Opening Ceremony and Cake Cutting: NoonEnjoy the ceremony, including the singing of the national anthem, flag raising and a piece of cake.
Community Showcase: 12:30-5:30pmOur Showcase promises to be as entertaining as ever with a variety of entertainers featuring local talents and many cultures of Canada! Including a special bilingual concert at 3:15pm with children’s entertainer Will Stroet, sponsored by Canadian Parents for French.
Children’s Activities: 12:30-5:30pmHave your face painted, enjoy the creation station, bouncy castles, laser tag, hamster balls and more, all for free, sponsored by PoCo Inn and Suites.
International Bazaar: 12:30-5:30pmCelebrate Canada’s diversity at the International Bazaar. Experience other cultures and enjoy the displays and on-site concessions with many international features.
Firefighters’ Salmon Barbeque: 2pm startThis Canada Day favourite is being served once again by our local firefighters. Proceeds go to the Burn Fund. It's usually a sell out! Cost: $10.
Evening Entertainment: 6-10pm
Grande Finale Fireworks: DuskEnjoy the spectacular thrill of fireworks coordinated by Port Coquitlam Fire & Emergency Services. Sponsored by the Onni Group.
Many thanks to our sponsors!