Port Coquitlam Celebrates Canada Day
Friday, July 1, 2016
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
- Walk or ride to Castle Park.
- Park your bike at the free bike valet
- Park at the West Coast Express station and take the free shuttle running every 30 minutes from 11:30 am to after the fireworks.
- Sort your waste at the waste-sorting bins on-site. Refundable bottles may be left with volunteers from the Binners project on site to help with sorting.
No Stopping: 6 pm to midnight:
- along the north side of Citadel Drive (from east leg of Castle Crescent to Pitt River Road)
- along both sides of Castle Crescent
- along both sides of Citadel Drive from Confederation Drive to Castle Crescent (east leg)
- Citadel Drive from Pitt River Road to Confederation Drive
- Colonial Drive from Citadel Drive to Moody Court
- Castle Crescent
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
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 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
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.
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!
|Our Community Partners
||Canadian Parents for French
||Excel Martial Arts|
||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
Raffle Prize Donors
|Arctic Meats||Gift Certificate x 2|
|Rasa Flow Yoga||5 free classes per person|
|Classically Corked wine||Gift Certificate|
|Little Caesars||Gift Certificates x 3|
|Eagleridge Fitness||4 week program|
|Personal Best Martial Arts||Birthday Party x 2 One month free mbshp x 2|
Program Coordinator - Community and Civic Events