Happy Canada Day!
July 1st we are celebrating 143rd birthday of Canada.
According to Wikipedia “Canada Day (French: Fête du Canada), formerly Dominion Day (French: Le Jour de la Confédération), is Canada’s national day, a federal statutory holiday celebrating the anniversary of the July 1, 1867, enactment of the British North America Act (today called the Constitution Act, 1867), which united two British colonies and a province of the British Empire into a single country called Canada. Canada Day observances take place throughout Canada as well as internationally.”
Take advantage and participate to Canada Day parties, discover and appreciate the wealth and diversity of Canadian society, and show your love of Canada and your pride in being Canadian!
“From Abbotsford to Vancouver, there will be celebrations all over the place.
2010 Langley Canada Day Celebrations: This two day event starts Wednesday at 3 p.m. and the fun continues Thursday from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. There’s live music for adults and kids, a car show, food and crafts.
Canada Day at Fort Langley: You’re invited to celebrate Canada Day where B.C. began. Fort Langley is hosting a party at the village with a BBQ at the community center, live music, “The West Coast Lumberjack Show” and a kids’ fun zone.
Canada Day at the Maritime Museum: Learn about our country’s sea-faring history at the Maritime Museum in Vanier Park between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. There will be a lot of kid-friendly activities including a puppet show, crafts and balloon artistry.
North Vancouver Canada Day at Waterfront Park: This celebration starts with a parade from 13th Street and Grand Boulevard to Mahon Park, followed by dancing, music and fun stuff for the kids at Waterfront Park.
Canada Day by the Bay: White Rock’s Canada Day celebration at White Rock Beach starts with the Rock 10K on East Beach at 8 a.m. That’s followed by live music and lot of fun stuff for the kids.
2010 Surrey Canada Day: It’s still Western Canada’s largest Canada Day celebration. Surrey’s party at the Cloverdale Millennium Amphitheatre runs from 10 a.m. until 10:30 p.m. It’s headlined by Honeymoon Suite this year, but the crowd will also be treated to performances from Stereos, ODDS, Ridley Bent, Jessie Farrell and more.
Canada Day at Granville Island: Celebrate Canada’s multicultural nature on the Island between 8 a.m. and 11 p.m. with entertainment, food and artwork.
23rd Annual Canada Day at Canada Place: Vancouver’s massive celebration starts at 10 a.m. around Canada Place, Canada Place Way, the Jack Poole Plaza and neighbouring Harbour Green Park. There’s a parade through downtown at 7 p.m. and fireworks at 10:30 p.m.
West Vancouver Canada Day Celebrations: The party at John Lawson Park starts at noon with community performers. Stick around for a fireworks finale at 10:30 p.m.
Abbotsford’s Canada Day 2010: The celebration at the Abbotsford Exhibition Park. It starts at 8 a.m. with a pancake breakfast. There’s a parade, more food and live entertainment capped off with fireworks at 10:30 p.m.
Golden Spike Days: Port Moody’s summer festival starts Canada Day. It’s the 34th year Golden Spike Days has been held at Rocky Point Park.”
(from News 1130 (http://www.news1130.com/) by Jill Drews/Amanda Wawryk )