Happy Canada Day and 4th of July long weekend! – Event listings

Have a safe and enjoyable long weekend! Events listings for Trail, Fruitvale, Nelson, Cranbrook & Creston

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TRAIL & FRUITVALE BC CANADA DAY

You’re Invited to the Canada Day Celebrations, Friday July 1st

Join the fun for the Canada Day celebrations on Friday, July 1, 2016!  Event hosts, the Trail Kiwanis Club, have joined together with Trail and Fruitvale to offer one event at Kiwanis Beaver Creek Park from 8am-3pm.  A fabulous fireworks display, presented by the Kootenay Boundary Fire & Rescue, will follow at dusk at Gyro Park in Trail.

Kiwanis Beaver Creek Activities

  • Community group displays: 10am to 3pm.
  • Face painting, children’s games, scavenger hunt: starting at 10am.
  • Entertainment provided by North of 60.
  • Opening Ceremonies, singing of “O Canada” and FREE birthday cake at noon.
  • Kiwanis concession open for pancake & sausage breakfast 8am to 10:30am, and hamburger / hotdog lunch 11am to 3pm.

Free Wheelchair Accessible Bus Service to and from Kiwanis Beaver Creek Park

Departure: from Pine Avenue and Farwell Street (downtown Trail) at 9am, 11am, 12:30pm, and 2pm
Pick-up/Drop-off Stops: at 7th and McBride (Shavers Bench), Highway Drive (City Works Yard), and Old Waneta Road (in front of Maglio’s)
Return to Trail: leave from the park approx 10:30am, noon, 1:30pm & 3pm.

Gyro Park Activities

  • Fireworks at dusk

Reminders

Bring your sunscreen, umbrellas and lawn chairs. Dogs are not permitted in Kiwanis Beaver Creek Park.

NELSON BC CANADA DAY

Schedule of Entertainment

10:30 a.m. (Welcome) Mayor Deb Kozak Canada Day Address; Nelson Creston MLA Michelle Mungall  Nelson Pilots Association Fly Over, Colour Guard  Nelson RCMP, Nelson City Police, Nelson Firefighters, Nelson Rotary Club

(Schedule subject to change, all times approximate)

10:45 am          O Canada Heritage Harmony Singers

10:50 am           Heritage Harmony Barbershop Choir

11:15 am           AFKO Choir

12:00 pm          Nelson Community Band

1:00 pm             Brenda McJones Highland Dancers

1:45 pm             Railtown

2:45 pm             Here Sayers

4:00 pm            Playmor Junction

5:00pm              Baker Street Blues

6:00 pm             Mountain Station

7:15 pm             White Lightning Blues Band

8:30pm              Big Mama Blue and Blue Snake

10 p.m. FIREWORKS Display Specialthanks to The City of Nelson, The Nelson Professional Fire Fighters Association, Heritage Canada, Celebrate Canada, RDCK Areas E, F, H, The Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce, and many community-minded businesses and organizations.

Bring your lawn chair and enjoy music and entertainment from 10:30am-9:30pm

Indulge and Enjoy

8am-11am      Lions Club Pancake Breakfast         Baker Street

10am                Canada Day Cake on Display

11am                Canada Day Cake Served                 Chamber Directors/City Councilors /Dignitaries

11am-3pm     Rotary Club Annual BBQ               Rotary Shelter

Community Display Booths and Activities

Nelson and District Chamber of CommerceCanada Day Flags, Pins, Canadian Flag Stickers, information

103.5 Juice FM Bubbles the Clown Face painting and Balloons

Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy; Story Walk;  A Storybook stroll for families throughout the park starting at the Playground area.

EZ Rock Sandcastle Contest (Lakeside Park Beach)

H.O.P.E. Church   Follow Your Dreams interpretation tent

Joshua’s Giant Bubbles Giant 10 Foot Bubble demonstrations

Kootenay Co-Op Radio Information booth promoting Co-Op radio plus raffle draw

Nelson and District Arts Council

Kootenay Christian Fellowship Face painting, coloring, bubbles, cotton, candy and popcorn

Nelson Friends of the Family    Children’s Fish Pond (Sebastian’s Pond)                            

Nelson Electric Tramway Society Historical museum display at the Streetcar Car Barn (Free Street Car for Canada Day courtesy of the Nelson and District Credit Union)

Nelson Izushi Friendship Society Oragami for kids and Sister City Information activities

Nelson Minor HockeyAssociation Puck Shoot with Mallards. Prizes
Nelson Pilot’s Association    Formation Fly By for Opening ceremonies

Nelson and District Recreation Complex (RDCK)Carnival games, relay races, sponge throw, face painting near the boathouse

Pharmasave Sunscreen and bottled water

Save On Foods   Bouncy Castle and Watermelon giveaway

Selkirk College 50th anniversary celebrationinfo and memorabilia, free giveaways includingballoons, sunglasses

SEEDS Senior Economic Environmental Development Society Tours of the Lakeside Park greenhouse and outdoor garden, raffle

Sparkling Life Family Chiropractic

Sweet Sleep Consulting Bedtime themed Obstacle Course

Touchstones Nelson Museum of Art and History kid’s craft activities related to the history of Canada, and memory wall specific to Nelson.

Visions Alive Puppets Puppet shows and puppet play area

Wildsafe BC Community Information Booth

CRANBROOK BC CANADA DAY

Local festivities to mark Canada’s 149th birthday celebrations are set to go on two fronts Friday July 1st, thanks to a partnership between the Fisher Peak Performing Artists Society and the City of Cranbrook.

FESTIVITIES BEGIN AT 3:00 PM

GRAND STAND- ROTARY PARK

Fisher Peak Performing Arts Society presents
Jean- Paul DeRoover    3:00- 4:45

Canada Day Recognition Ceremonies  4:50- 5:15 (Join our special dignitaries in recognizing our nation’s birthday and the presentation of the community citizenship awards.)

Jon and Holly 5:30-7:30 (band)
Mile High Club  8pm- 9:45 (band)

Canada Day Cake served by our Sam Steele Sweetheart and Princess -5:00 pm

SPLASH PARK
BOUNCY CASTLES
CARNIVAL ACTIVITIES by LEISURE SERVICES
Face Painting
Carnival Stations
Fishing Booth
Ring Toss
Bean Bag Throw Station

FOOD VENDORS
Delights from around the world

MERCHANT’S BOOTHS
Find a special gift

10:00 pm festivities wrap up at ROTARY PARK

11:00 FIREWORKS AT MOIR PARK (fireworks donated by Connect Church.)

Please join us and help us all celebrate our diversity and pride in being Canadian!

CRESTON BC CANADA DAY

Celebrate Canada Day Friday July 1 at Centennial Park and Creston & District Community Complex. Fireworks & festivities

Additional Info…

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