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Chilliwack Canada Day celebrations culminate with fireworks

Thanks to Trevor McDonald, Chilliwack/File photo


Canada Day celebration party emcee Trevor McDonald promises it will be a "fantastic" time for Chilliwack.


anada Day celebrations in Chilliwack start with the traditional Kiwanis pancake breakfast at 8:00 am at Evergreen Hall, featuring the Chilliwack Community Band and local dignitaries.

This year the party gets started at 5:00 pm at Townsend Park. The will be a great assortment of food vendors and picnic tables in the main parking lot off Ashwell Road. The party also includes the YMCA Kids Zone, featuring face painting, crafts and games, as well as the Chartwell Senior Zone with special bleacher seating, tents and more. Special performances and fireworks will round out the event.

This year there will not be any daytime activities scheduled. Local Entertainer and Canada Day event organizer Trevor McDonald explains that the hope is that people will enjoy the day with family and friends before coming back to Townsend Park for fireworks and an amazing evening stage show.

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Canada Day 2015 Townsend Park, Downtown Chilliwack

anada Day Celebrations in Chilliwack are going to be amazing this year! Starting with the traditional Kiwanis breakfast @ 8:00 am at Evergreen Hall featuring their famous pancake breakfast, the Chilliwack Community Band and local dignitaries.

One of the big changes this year is the partnership between the City of Chilliwack, the O’Connor Group and Local Entertainer Trevor McDonald who has taken on the task of organizing this years party! McDonald is no stranger to local community events, and looks forward to the challenge he has been given.

“We have assembled a great team with the assistance of the City of Chilliwack and a host of well known local community leaders to insure this is the best Canada Day party the city has ever seen!”

Another change this year is the exclusion of scheduled daytime activities. “Our hope is to have people enjoy the traditional pancake breakfast and then head off to experience whatever daytime festivities they may have with family or friends, then bring their family and friends back to Townsend Park at five o’clock to enjoy what promises to be an amazing evening stage show.”

All the festivities for Chilliwack’s Canada Day Party are taking place at Townsend Field this year. “In the past, you watched entertainment at the grandstand and then had to move to Townsend Park for the fireworks, "Not this year, this is a one stop party!”

A party that includes the YMCA Kids Zone in the North end zone of the field. The kid friendly zone will feature face painting, crafts and all kinds of games to keep
the young ones busy! We have also added the Chartwell Senior Zone with special bleacher seating, tents and Chartwell reps on hand to insure a comfortable viewing experience and VIP Parking for buses from all Senior Centres in the Valley for easy access!

The Gates open at Townsend Park at 5:00 pm with a great assortment of food vendors and picnic tables in the main parking lot off Ashwell Road. Bring your appetite and sample great local food from The Wildcat Grill, Shandahar Hut, Guerilla Q, and the Tin Cow to name a few.

After, visiting the food trucks, bring your lawn chairs and blankets on to the football field to enjoy this years CHANCES ENTERTAINMENT STAGE. "We go live @ 5:45 pm on the dot,” with opening remarks from local dignitaries and first nations representatives. Our national anthem will be performed by an amazing 10 year old singer, Maya Earl who leads us into a fantastic selection of entertainers including the Curbside Traditional Jazz Band, local country favourite Todd Richard, special performances from the Goddess Movement, Haley Chase and the Fever and as a special added attraction, Bobby Bruce brings his“Canadian A” tribute to Canadian Music to the stage to set the tone for the most amazing fireworks display put together by Kevan Siggs.

But wait! “We can’t have a fireworks display without music”, so McDonald has brought in the Cascadia 25 piece Wind Ensemble to perform during the fireworks show!

"It will be our own Symphony of Fire”

RCMP, Griffin Security and Streetwise Traffic Control will all be on site to insure a safe, family friendly celebration! The show is set to close at 10:30 and organizers ask that you car pool if possible as parking is limited near the site. The full parking map is available at

Brought to you by the City of Chilliwack, the O’Connor Group & McDonald Entertainment, this years event will truly be a Canadian celebration of Family, Friends, Food and Fun!


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