Happy Canada Day!

This article was published on: 06/29/18 9:00 PM

Happy Canada Day!

Friday, June 29, 2018

Despite the not so summery weather, we’ll be hard pressed not to get into the patriotic spirit this weekend no matter where we live in our region. We are joining our fellow Canadians coast to coast to celebrate this beautiful, great, free country where we are privileged to live.

Downtown Maple Ridge will be rocking all day – kicking off with a decorated bike parade, followed by the traditional Canada Day parade. A welcome touch at the lunchtime ceremonies is the recognition of those who have recently become Canadian citizens followed by cutting the Canada Day cake. The Act Arts Centre has live entertainment – everything from a multicultural dance & fashion show to interactive world drumming. The fly over with the national anthem ends the full day.

In contrast, the largest of our local municipalities, Coquitlam, hosts a huge Canada Day festival, named one of the top 20 festivals in Metro Vancouver – beginning at 8AM with the Village in Town Centre Park featuring a wide range of live entertainment, ethnic and regional food along with multicultural activities. The noontime procession heralds free birthday cupcakes and fireworks, as well as the dusk firework display. ‘Delhi 2 Dublin’ are the headline musical entertainment on the amphitheater stage.

8AM pancake breakfast & a fishing derby in Lions Park begins the Port Coquitlam celebrations moving on to Castle Park at noon for a myriad of activities including a kids zone, live entertainment, the firefighters salmon barbecue & ending the day with fireworks.

The free Port Moody shoreline shuttle bus service will be a wonderful addition to this year’s big Canada Day celebrations – connecting Inlet Centre, Rocky Point Park and Moody Centre as diverse festivities stretch round the Inlet. The patriotic ceremony will be at the performance stage in Rocky Point Park at 1pm followed by cupcakes and juice. The evening will be magical in the park as Barney Bentall and the Legendary Hearts perform. Both Saturday and Canada Day, our local firefighters are volunteering their time to make breakfast in supprt of Eagleridge Hospital Foundation and Crossroads Hospice.

So…wherever you are on Sunday, take time to enjoy and celebrate thanks to our proactive cities. Hope to see you around! There is more info available on the city websites.

Holiday or not, we still have you covered in the real estate world and are happy to hear from you any time. Have a great long weekend!

Canada Day good wishes from the Generations Real Estate Partners:
Michelle, Scott, Sheila, Ray and Shane

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