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Canada Day Celebrations around the regionPosted: July 1, 2012

Happy Canada Day!

Enjoy Canada Day in the East Kootenay.


Moir Park Canada Day Celebration with Fire Works & fun for the entire family. 6 p.m – Mad Hatters; 7 p.m.  – Specter; 8 p.m. Dignitaries & Citizenship Awards; 8:30 Bugle Band; 9 p.m Fifth Element; 10 p.m. 9 Volt Battery Testers; 10:45 p.m. Fireworks

Fort Steele Dominion Day Celebration

Fort Steele Celebrations begin with the Kimberley Community Band. There will be birthday cake, family games, wagon and steam train rides, heritage trades, living history street dramas and the first public performance of this year’s live theatre show ‘Gabardine & Galoshes’ at the Wild Horse Theatre round out the afternoon.

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The Village Market is at Lions Park in Marysville from 10 to 2 and Canada Day Celebrations get underway at the platzl starting at 1 p.m. The Duck Race BBQ starts at 11:30 a.m. at the Civic Centre Arena.



Invermere will be filled with floats and the skies will be alive with explosions of celebratory light displays as the Mountain Mosaic Festival of the Arts kicks off. The free family event takes place alongside the District of Invermere’s Canada Day celebrations, and will pick up right after the parade down Main Street on July 1st. The parade, which is organized by the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #71, begins at 11 a.m. and the festivities begin down at Kinsmen Beach at noon.

After the parade on July 1, make sure you head down to Kinsmen Beach where the Columbia Valley Arts Council has a myriad of activities, events and entertainment for the whole family.


Canada Day Celebrations, Elkford Aquatic Centre
PT the Clown Face Painting 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Bouncer 11:00 – 3 p.m.
Caricature Artist 11:00 – 3 p.m.
Free Family Barbeque 11:30 – 1 p.m.
Cake Cutting 12:15 p.m.
Free Public Swim 1 – 3 p.m.
Slow Pitch Tournament All Day
Adult Refreshment Gardens 11:00 – 10 p.m.
Grass Smash Volleyball Tournament 9:00 – 6 p.m.
Devonian Concession 9:00 – 6 p.m.


Come and check ou the Sparwood Recreation Center grounds from 12 – 4 p.m.  There will be stage shows, magic shows, bands, miniature golf, art ten, balloon animals, bounce houses, story tent, face painting, sack races and much more.  Canada Day cake will be served at 3:30 p.m.


Fernie will host Canada Day events and activities for all to enjoy!

Come along to Prentice Park and the Fernie Seconday School Grounds and take part in the Pet & Bike Parade, Treasure Hunt, Bike Rodeo, Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, Bouncy Tents and a Craft Tent.  Still want more?  How about a visit to the market, live bands and fireworks! There will be plenty happening in Fernie for Canada day so come out and Celebrate Canada!


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