Fireworks, family fun and food trucks: 10 ways to celebrate Canada 150 in Chilliwack

Join the City of Chilliwack for a day full of celebrations Saturday, July 1

Are you ready to party like it’s 2017? Or 1867?

The City of Chilliwack has a thrilling day of Canada 150 celebrations planned for the community, starting at 8 a.m. Saturday, July 1 with a yummy pancake breakfast and finishing at 10 p.m. with a spectacular fireworks show.

Hosted by the Chilliwack Arts Council and focused at Townsend Park, here’s your 10-step guide to your local Canada 150 festivities:

1. Flip for a pancake breaky – Fuel up for the day’s fun with the Kiwanis Club’s pancake breakfast, 8 to 11 a.m. at nearby Evergreen Hall. Savour this Canada Day tradition, accompanied by entertainment and a 9 a.m. opening greeting, for just $5 per person.

2. Bounce into family fun – Family-friendly Canada Day 150 celebrations continue from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Townsend Park. Get busy with children’s crafts, bouncy castles, face painting and of course, the Rotary ride-on train!

3. Be entertained – See a fantastic entertainment line-up, including Rosie Ribbonstar, Erik & Brittany, Nilan Ritter, Brook Potter and others, plus cultural performances from Excel Martial Arts, Taoist Tai Chi Society and the Korean Fan Dancers.

4. Walk through time – Join the Chilliwack Heritage Society for day full of fun and games.

5. Explore your community – Take in demonstrations and displays from the Chilliwack School of Performing Arts, Chilliwack Spinners & Weavers Guild, Chilliwack Museum & Archives, Chilliwack Giants Football, Chilliwack Players Guild, Ever After Princesses and more!

6. Go local – Explore all things local at a pop-up market hosted by That Local Market.

7. Savour a food truck feast – Tasty choices include Kiwanis Club, Mr. D’s Tasty Treats, Tubsters Lil’ Dunkers, Lisa’s Diva Hawt Dawgs, Bannock Wagon and Tin Cow.

8. Make a splash! – Visit the Landing Leisure Centre at 4:15 p.m. for the grand opening of the Landing Spray Park.

9. Enjoy an entertaining evening – Townsend Park hosts tasty food truck offerings and evening entertainment, from 6 p.m. on the Chances Community Stage. Opening ceremonies at 6:45 p.m. include singing O Canada and unveiling the Canada 150 mural mosaic community art project. Music continues from Dances with Lightning, Korean Drum Line, Murphy’s Lagh, Jaydee Bixby, Nearly Neil, Goddess Movement and Canadian A.

10. Fabulous Fireworks! – Finish your Canada 150 celebrations with a bang when fireworks light up the sky at 10 p.m. Can’t catch the show in person? Watch live at home! Starting at 6:45 p.m. July 1, tune into VBN Sports’ YouTube channel to take in the evening stage entertainment and fireworks.

 

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