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Port Coquitlam Celebrates Canada Day
Friday, July 1, 2016

Event Schedule

8-11:30 am: Lions Park, Shaughnessy Street and Lions Way

Lions Club Pancake Breakfast

Enjoy a great start to Canada Day with a delicious breakfast served by the local Lions Club. $5 each and $3 for children under 12.

Fifteenth Annual Fishing Derby

Children under 10 are invited to test their fishing talents at this fun annual event - prizes and lots of family fun! Register on site.

Noon - dusk: Castle Park, Castle Crescent and Citadel Drive

Help make this a green event

Canada Day parking restrictions
No Stopping: 6 pm to midnight:

Temporary street closures: 6-11:30 pm:
Please note: Vehicles will be towed if parked in a prohibited area. See above for information about free shuttle.

Opening Ceremony and Cake Cutting: Noon

Enjoy the ceremony, including the singing of the national anthem, flag raising and a piece of cake.

Community Showcase: 12:30-5:30 pm
Brad Rossington
Our Showcase promises to be as entertaining as ever with our emcee Brad Rossington and with a variety of entertainers featuring local talents and many cultures of Canada!

Children’s Activities: 12:30-5:30 pm
Have your face painted, enjoy the creation station, bouncy castles, laser tag, hamster balls and more, all for free, sponsored by PoCo Inn and Suites.

Sand Northrup, One Woman CircusSand Northrup, One Woman Circus is an exceptional family entertainer whose extensive experience and contagious enthusiasm for circus arts inspires thousands annually. Well-known for hilarious, interactive performances and her skill as a physical comedian, juggler and unicyclist, Sand possesses a remarkable ability to connect with young audiences in French, English or both. This performance is recommended for families and will appeal to any students taking French.

International Bazaar: 12:30-5:00 pm
Salmon BBQ
Celebrate Canada’s diversity at the International Bazaar. Experience other cultures and enjoy the displays and on-site concessions with many international features.

Firefighters’ Salmon Barbeque: 2 pm start

This Canada Day favourite is being served once again by our local firefighters. Proceeds go to the Burn Fund. It's usually a sell out! Cost: $10.

Evening Entertainment: 6-10 pm

The evening entertainment will include the band the Crayons

Chersea - Surrounded by a myriad of instruments, Chersea uses her loop-stations to create dark, ethereal walls of sound one minute, and makes you dance to electro-pop the next. All driven by her powerful voice, and poetic lyrics she conjures dream-like soundscapes and hypnotic worldly rhythms for an indie-pop sound like no other.
And finally Michael Gresham & the Rotoscopers
Hailing from Victoria, BC, Michael Leigh Gresham has spent the last few years weaving together emotive vocals and sounds that make you feel removed from life’s stresses. Growing up, Gresham sought inspiration from Ben Harper, Matt Costa, Jack Johnson, The Beatles, Arcade Fire, Bahamas and Lovin Spoonful. He is now nestled in Vancouver’s Railtown, playing with The Rotoscopers after just recently releasing an EP that shares the essence of the island and the grit of the big cities.
Michael Gresham with the Rotorscopers

Grande Finale Fireworks: Dusk

Enjoy the spectacular thrill of fireworks coordinated by Port Coquitlam Fire & Emergency Services. Partially sponsored by the Onni Group.

Many thanks to our sponsors!

Canadian Heritage Logo

Logo - Onni Group

 Logo - PoCo Inn and Suites   Gillnetter Logo    Harken Towing Logo

Tidal Towing
      Logo - Bakehouse Bakery                Giggle Dam Logo                     Home Depot Logo    

Our Community Partners
    Art Focus
  Canadian Parents for French
    Coquitlam Towing
  Excel Martial Arts    

Meridian RV

Port Coquitlam Fire & Emergency Services

Port Coquitlam Heritage & Cultural Society

Port Coquitlam Legion Branch 133

Port Coquitlam Lions Club

Starbucks Coffee Company

St. John's Ambulance

Sandra Battle
Program Coordinator - Community and Civic Events
Tel:  604.927.7935
Fax:  604.927.7910