East Kootenay residents will recognize Canada’s 150th birthday Saturday.
Canada Day celebrations will be happening throughout the region.
Rotary Park will be the focus of activities in Cranbrook, with events getting underway at 10 am.
Kimberley residents can start the day at the Civic Centre, with the Kimberley Food Bank Duck Race beginning 11 am.
Fernie residents can take in the festivities at the Aquatic Centre Grounds starting at 1 pm, including dog agility demos, live music and games for the kids.
Activities in Sparwood run from 10 am – 2 pm, with residents encouraged to plant a Canada 150 tree to mark the occasion.
Meanwhile, Elkford has a busy weekend ahead, as Wildcat Days continues until Sunday.
As for fireworks, lightshows are set to happen in Canal Flats, Cranbrook, Fairmont Hot Springs, Fernie and Jaffray come nightfall.
A full list of events in your neighbourhood can be found below.
Canada Day Activities throughout the East Kootenay
– Annual fireworks display will be hosted at Tilley Memorial Park Beach, getting underway at dusk.
– Cranbrook Farmer’s Market at Rotary Park – 10 am to 10 pm
– Live music at Rotary Park gazebo – 11 am to 3 pm
– Citizenship Awards at Rotary Park gazebo – 3 pm
– Grand Opening of Chief ISadore Trail – 3:15 PM
– New Cranbrook Rotary washrooms to officially open as well.
– Bands performing at City Hall parking lot, including JJ Shiplett, Brian Brons and his Band of Brothers and Clayton Parsons
– Laser show in Rotary Park, starting near dusk
– Fireworks display at dusk.
A description of Canada Day activities can be found here.
– Elkford will be hosting their annual Wildcat Days, running from Thursday, June 29th to Sunday, July 2nd.
– Other Canada Day activities include:
– Free Family Barbeque – 1 pm – 2:30 pm
– Live Music from the Rock River Rebels – 1 pm – 2:30 pm
– O’Canada Singing – 1:30 pm
– Canada Day Cupcakes – 1:45 pm
– Free family swim – 5 pm – 7 pm
For more info, check out http://www.elkford.ca/modules/news/newsitem.php?ItemId=645
Fairmont Hot Springs
– Activities throughout the day at Fairmont Hot Springs. This includes live music, a puppet show, face painting, balloon animals, games and crafts and Canada Day cake.
– Fireworks will begin at 10:30 pm
For more info, follow the link here
– Elks cardboard boat race at Maiden Lake – 11 am
– Mountain Market opens at 12 pm
– Canada Day official Kick Off – singing O’Canada – 1 pm
– Entertainment running all day including bouncy houses, sandboxes, games, crafts, splash park, music, face painting, 150 art displays, 3-on-3 basketball, refreshments and food
– Annual bike and pet parade – 1:15 pm
– Cake cutting and refreshments – 1:30 pm
– Free Swim – 2 pm – 5 pm
– Kids bike demos and races – 2 pm
– Dog agility demos – 3 pm
– Fireworks at dusk
Full schedule of events can be found here
– Fireworks will be hosted at the Will-O-Bend Golf Course at dusk.
– Birthday cake will be served at the golf course and at the Sunrise Grill
– A fundraiser concession will also be hosted by Grade 10 students at Sunrise Grill
For more info, click here.
– Kimberley Food Bank Duck Race and Rotary BBQ at the Civic Centre – 11 am – 1 pm
– Gateway to Nature Hike in the Kimberley Nature Park – starting at 9 am
– High Tea at Chateau Kimberley – 12 pm – 3 pm
– Frocks on Bikes event – 12pm
– Kimberley Underground Mining Railway open for the day.
– Silent Auction in the platzl area – 10 am – 3 pm
– Canada Day Celebrations including the Oak Republic, Ken the Tall Poet, Sookenai Singers, Arne Sahlen, Kimberley Community Choir and the Kimberley Community Band – 12 pm – 3 pm
– Cake to be served at 4pm
– Other activities include face painting, kids creative corner, kids afternoon story-time, art market, art workshops and demonstrations.
– Evening Community Outdoor Concert and Dinner, happening outside Centre 64 – 5:30pm. All ages community event.
Full schedule of events at http://www.tourismkimberley.com/events/celebrate-canadas-150-july-first-saturday
– Canada Day celebrations at Sparwood arena – 10 am – 2 pm
– Activities include face painting, caricature art, balloon animals, fish pond, bouncy houses, train rides, barbeque, Canada Day cupcakes and singing O’Canada.
– Help green up the community by planting a Canada 150 tree.
More details on activities can be found here.