Tuesday June 7, 2016 



Get Ready to Celebrate

Canada Day festivities bigger and better than ever

Trevor McDonald, McDonald Entertainment/Voice file photos


A youngster enjoys his ice cream in a previous Canada Day celebration.


anada Day Celebrations in Chilliwack are going to be amazing once again this year! Starting with the traditional Kiwanis Pancake breakfast from 8:00 am until 11:00 am at Evergreen Hall. The Chilliwack Community Band and local dignitaries will be on hand as well.


Back by popular demand is the daytime portion of the Canada Day celebration. This year we have the grandstand field behind the Cultural Center booked full of family fun from 11 am to 3 pm, featuring an entertainment stage with solo artists, dance studios and the popular Rosie Ribbonstar children's shows!

The Leisure Landing Center has a FREE swim and events all day.

Prospera Center will host a FREE skate from 12 pm – 2 pm.

The Chilliwack Arts Council will be on hand for face painting and lots of kids activities.

The Truth Skateboard Shop will host a “Skate Jam” in the skate park from 1 pm – 3 pm.

Our Chilliwack Heritage Society will be playing traditional kids games 11 am – 3 pm on the grandstand field including: three-legged races, sack races etc. Bouncy Castles will be on-site as well.

We have also added a vendor market in the middle of the field so parents can browse while the kids are having fun!

Various static displays and food vendors will be on-site all day as well.

At 5 pm, the gates open at Townsend Park for an amazing evening party portion of the event.

A party that includes the YMCA Kids Zone, featuring 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 for our seniors with VIP parking for buses from all senior centers in the valley for easy access. Fun for all ages!

Bring blankets to sit on and come down early to enjoy a fantastic variety of food vendors 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 year's CHANCES ENTERTAINMENT STAGE. "We go live @ 6:00 pm on the dot,” with opening remarks from local dignitaries and first nations representatives.

Chilliwack's favourite emcee Trevor McDonald will be keeping things rolling along on Canada Day. McDonald also hosts his own show Sundays on the City's most popular radio station 89.5 The Drive.

We'll open this unforgettable show the national anthem followed by a fantastic selection of entertainers including: The Jazz Banditz, Rockabilly Jay and The Cadillac Bones, The Kieran Mercer Band and longtime favorites; Appaloosa to the stage to set the tone for the biggest fireworks display in the valley put together once again this year by Kevan Siggs.

But wait, we can’t have a fireworks display without music the 25-piece Cascadia Wind Ensemble will be performing during Chilliwack’s Symphony of Fire fireworks show!

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 pm, and organizers ask that you carpool if possible as parking is limited near the site. The full parking map is available at www.chilliwack.ca/canadaday 

Public transit will be available into Chilliwack from Sardis on Canada Day, with regular drop off and pick up at the concession stand on Wolfe Rd. from 11 am – 11 pm.

Brought to you by the City of Chilliwack, Propsera Credit Union, the O’Connor Group, Chances Chilliwack & McDonald Entertainment, this year's event will truly be a Canadian celebration of family, friends, food and fun on Friday, July 1 2016, in Chilliwack.


See you all there!

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