Fun for the whole family in Squamish on Canada Day

Bands, the parade, activities, beer gardens and — fireworks — round out the celebrations

It is time to celebrate Canada and as usual, the Downtown Squamish Business Improvement Association has a full day of fun planned. The celebrations kick off at 10 a.m. with the parade that will wind down Cleveland Avenue to Stan Clarke Park where a First Nations welcome and flag raising will take place.

At Junction Park and O'Siyam Pavillion, live music — including opening act Bob's & Loto — food trucks, an artisan market, and interactive community booths will ensure the whole family is entertained.

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[The Squamish Nation also always hosts a separate, free multi-cultural event and feast, open to all, at Totem Hall in the afternoon, so pop over to that for a bit too.]

Once 7 p.m. hits, the action moves to Brennan Park (Feild 4) where there will be a more music, food trucks, and a beer and cider garden waiting for revelers — blankets and chairs in tow — to take it all in.

"Using two venues will allow us to cater to family activities and community booths in the daytime and hold fireworks with beer gardens and music in the evening," said Ann Kadwell, the business association's executive director, in a news release.

The Paperboys will excite the crowd until — the fireworks begin.

"We are thrilled to be welcoming Juno winners The Paperboys to Squamish, knowing their reputation for getting a crowd dancing," Kadwell added.

Go to www.downtownsquamish.com for more information.

 

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