Townsend Park is the place to be on Sunday as Chilliwack gets set to celebrate Canada Day.
There is a whole day of activities, entertainment and action planned to help mark the country’s 151st birthday. From food trucks to fireworks, Canada Day at Townsend Park will have something for everyone.
The day starts early, with a pancake breakfast hosted by the Kiwanis Club from 8-11 a.m. at Evergreen Hall.
From there, head outside for family friendly entertainment and activities. Led by the enchanting characters from Ever After Princess Party Events, there will be music on stage, and plenty of action throughout the park. Free face painting, balloon twisting and, of course, bouncy castles will keep the party going.
As evening falls, local funny man Cliff Prang is your host. He’ll introduce a stellar line up of entertainment, including Jennifer Victor, who will lead the singing of Canada’s national anthem.
She’ll be followed by acts like Damian Marshall, Awake O Sleeper, Ryan McAllister, The Lounge Hounds and John Welsh & Los Valientes.
Capping off the evening will be a spectacular fireworks display at around 10 p.m.
Here’s a tentative line up of what you can expect this Sunday, July 1 at Townsend Park:
Daytime Stage Line-up:
11 a.m. Welcome
11:15 a.m. Star Warriors in Fairytale Land – Ever After Princess Party Events
12:05 p.m. The Maybelles (Live Music)
1 p.m. Fraser Valley Rhythmic Gymnastics
1:25 p.m. Fiddlers (Live Music)
2 p.m. The Lonesome Town Painters (Live Music)
3 p.m. Pirates & Princesses – Ever After Princess Party Events
3:45 p.m. Persian Storytelling Dance
(11 a.m. – 4 p.m.):
• 8 a.m. Kiwanis Pancake breakfast at Evergreen Hall
• Bouncy castles, face painting, balloon twisting
• Vendor and community group booths
• Food trucks + live music
• Chilliwack beer garden
• Beer & wine tastings
• Ever After Princess Party Events – stage emcees
• Yellow Bird Birth Doulas Mom’s Lounge
• Chilliwack Fair Goats
• Axe throwing
• Prizes and free stuff
• Canada Day Selfie Station
Evening Stage Line-up:
5 p.m. Welcoming Ceremonies & O Canada
5:35 p.m. Damian Marshall
6:30 p.m. Awake O Sleeper
7:20 p.m. Ryan McAllister
8:15 p.m. The Lounge Hounds
9:15 p.m. John Welsh & Los Valientes
10 p.m. Grande Finale Fireworks