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2019 Canada Day Festivities

July 1

This Canada Day on the Sunshine Coast is shaping up to be another stocked with a little something for everyone, and we have all the information you need to customize your coastal Canada Day extravaganza including parades, fireworks, fairgrounds, food, music and much much more.

So prepare your face paint and your flags, and don’t forget to let us in on the fun by using our #sunshinecoastbc when you post. Find your community celebration and have fun!


POWELL RIVER

If the North Coast is where you’re at this Canada Day, Willingdon Beach is the place to be! Come out and celebrate Canada Day on Monday July 1st from 3:00pm-10:30pm at Willingdon Beach. There will be tons of live, local music, Powell River Gymnastics and Aerial performances, 2 bouncy castles, jouster, face painting, Safeway’s Giant Cake, local food and sales vendors, games, activities, and more! And yes, after 10 years….there WILL be FIREWORKS! Stay tuned for a full schedule of performances.

SECHELT

Parade

The parade will begin at 10:30 at the corner of Cowrie and Ocean. From there it will travel down Cowrie St to Inlet Ave. It turns left on Inlet, and then turns left and travels up Dolphin St to finish at Dolphin and Trail (the corner of Hackett Park).

Cowrie Street

Join the Sunshine Coast Lions Club for a Pancake Breakfast beginning at 8am. It will take place at the corner of Inlet and Cowrie St.

Right after the parade we kick off Canada Day festivities with the opening ceremonies and cake at our Performance Stage on Cowrie in front of Sunstone Beads and Cowrie Pharmacy. There will be a classic car display and two music stages.

The rest of the day until 4 pm will feature live music, break-dancing, food, beer, cider and spirits. We have Brickers, Tapworks Brewing, 101 Brewhouse, Bruinwood Distillery and Persephone serving up drinks and various food vendors with local eats for you to savour.

Hackett Park

Hackett Park free family fun starts after the parade. There will be community booths, fun kids activities like bouncy castles, pony rides, face painting and dozens of craft vendors and food stations. Come on down for a full day of fun with the kids.

For more information visit the Sechelt Downtown Business Association website or contact Theressa Logan – 604-885-9611 or sdba@dccnet.com.

GIBSONS

Gibsons Public Market’s Night Market

Start the weekend off on Friday, June 28th, from 4pm – 10 pm, come enjoy this vibrant outdoor community celebration and experience the true vibe of Coast life.

The event features an array of savory and sweet food options, beverages from across the Sunshine Coast, artisans and service providers, live music, clowns, magicians, and a supervised kids movie so you can relax, shop, eat and drink.

Visit the Night Market event page for more information.

Winegarden Park

This year on Canada’s birthday Gibsons will be holding its celebration at Winegarden Waterfront Park with “family style entertainment”. From 2:00 – 2:20 Legion Colour Guard & Pipe Band, singing of O’Canada in English and French by Richard Fortier and speech by Councillor Stafford Lumely. Stay and enjoy the Free Live Music 2:30 – 3:15 Michael Friedman  |  3:30 – 4:20 G Willy and The Luv  |  4:25 – 4:40 Tai Chi demonstration  |  4:45 – 5:30  Heavy Mellow

Howe Sound History and Sightseeing Tours

On Sunday, June 30th, Dale Peterson with Howe Sound History and Sightseeing Tours will be offering a 90-minute historic walking tour around Lower Gibsons beginning at 10am at Pioneer Park by the George Gibsons statue. Tour is by donation and no registration required!
On Monday, July 1, a 1-hour boat tour starts at 10am with participants asked to be in front of harbourmasters office on Gibsons wharf at 09:50am. Tickets are $40 for one person and $75 for two people and can be purchased at One Flower One Leaf, 436 Marine Gibsons.
For further info call Dale Peterson at 604-886-1424!

If you will be joining us for the weekend and need some additional ideas for accommodation, activities, or general Sunshine Coast information, you can connect with us via Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. You can also check out our website. Hope to see you soon!

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July 1
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