Crowds take in the live evening entertainment on Canada Day in 2017. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)

Full day of fun planned for Chilliwack’s Canada Day

Live music, fun run and fireworks all set to celebrate at Townsend Park

There’s a full line-up of events planned for Canada Day this year, from the new fun run in the morning to the fireworks at night.

Most of the fun takes place at Townsend Park, but at least two pancake breakfasts take place first thing. One is held at Evergreen Hall thanks to the Kiwanis Clubs of Chilliwack and Sardis. The other takes place at the firehall on Cheam Avenue. Both begin at 8 a.m.

Then, the Fun Run to benefit the BC SPCA Chilliwack Branch opens for registration at 9 a.m., and begins at 10 a.m.

The official kick-off on stage is at 11 a.m., with emcee Trevor McDonald.

Below is the list of full events. Also check out the free and extended bus services provided to the site, running well beyond the final blast of fireworks.

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Townsend Park:

11:00 AM Welcome/Kick-off with Trevor McDonald

11:00 AM The Home Depot Kids Workshop (Build a birdhouse for FREE!)

11:05 AM Ever After Princess Party Events (Kids Entertainment)

(Fairy tale characters will be wandering around the field from 2-5 pm and Spideyman will be onsite from 12 noon – 4 pm)

11:45 AM The Unbranded (Band)

12:30 PM Illusions Rhythmic Gymnastics (Community Group)

1:00 PM The Crescent Sky (Band)

2:00 PM Ryan McAllister (Band)

3:00 PM Madison Olds Music (Band)

3:30 PM Metis Commission for Children and Families of BC (Dance)

3:40 PM Fraser Valley Rhythmic Gymnastics (Community Group)

Evening – Event Schedule

5:00 PM Coalmont (Band)

5:45 PM Welcome with Rob Michaels & STAR 98.3 + Opening Ceremonies

O Canada by Desmond Devnich

6:15 PM The Lounge Hounds (Band)

7:15 PM John Welsh & Los Valientes (Band)

8:15 PM Marlie Collins (Band)

9:15 PM Greg Neufeld (Band)

10:00 PM Fireworks and count down (with Live Music/ STAR 98.3)

FREE Activities:

– Bouncy Castles

– Face Painting

– Birdhouse building workshop for kids

– Zylon Zoo with the Chilliwack Community Arts Council

– The Chilliwack Fair Goats

– Excel Martial Arts Chilliwack Displays

– Gymnastics Displays

– Old School Computer Games

– Antique Showcase

– Military Displays

– Chilliwack Rotary Train

– Visit the information booth to enter to win prizes and for Canada Day swag

– Appearances by Spideyman & Fairy tale characters

– Fireworks

Townsend Park Address: 45130 Wolfe Rd, Chilliwack, BC V2P 7S6


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