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City of Chilliwack Canada Day 150 Celebrations
July 1, 2017

Townsend Park
(Corner of Ashwell Rd. & Wolfe Rd.,
Chilliwack, BC)

Daytime activities:
11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Evening entertainment & fireworks:
5:15 PM to 10:30 PM

Thank You:

 

 

 

Plan Your Day:

Sardis Kiwanis Club Annual Pancake Breakfast
8:00 AM –11:00 AM
At Evergreen Hall (9291 Corbould St.)

  • A Canada Day tradition! Start your morning with a delicious pancake breakfast in support of your community ($5/person)
  • Performance by Chilliwack Community Band
  • Opening Greetings at 9:00 AM

Daytime Family-friendly Canada Day 150 Celebrations
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
At Townsend Park

  • Children’s crafts and hands-on activities
  • Bouncy castles
  • Face painting
  • Rotary ride-on train
  • Performers on the Prospera Community Stage: Rosie Ribbonstar, Excel Martial Arts, Erik & Brittany, Ever After Princesses, Nilan Ritter, Taoist Tai Chi Society, Brook Potter, Korean Fan Dancers, Jana Seale, Marshall Forsythe
  • Chilliwack Heritage Society with fun and games
  • Community groups: Ever After Princesses, Chilliwack School of Performing Arts, Chilliwack Spinners & Weavers Guild, Chilliwack Museum & Archives, Chilliwack Giants Football, Knights of Columbus, Excel Martial Arts, Chilliwack Players Guild, Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve Society & more!
  • Special pop-up market featuring all things local hosted by That Local Market
  • Food trucks: Kiwanis Club, Mr. D’s Tasty Treats, Tubsters Lil’ Dunkers, Lisa’s Diva Hawt Dawgs, The Bannock Wagon, The Tin Cow, German Pizza

Near Townsend Park

  • Landing Leisure Centre activities for the whole family
  • 4:15 PM: Landing Spray Park Grand Opening with greetings from the Honourable Mark Strahl and Mayor Sharon Gaetz

Evening Entertainment & Fireworks
5:15 PM
On the Chances Community Stage at Townsend Park

  • 6:45 PM: Opening Canada Day 2017 ceremonies:
    • Procession of dignitaries
    • Singing of “Oh Canada”
    • The Honourable Mark Strahl
    • Her Worship Mayor Sharon Gaetz and Chief David Jimmie
    • Unveiling of Canada 150 Mural Mosaic community art project
  • Musical performances: Dances with Lightning, Korean Drum Line, Murphy’s Lagh, Jaydee Bixby, Nearly Neil, Goddess Movement, Canadian A

Near the Stage in Townsend Park

  • Food trucks
  • Chilliwack YMCA family activities
  • Face painting

10:00 PM

  • Fireworks show to light up the night!

*image courtesy of Cory Carruthers Photography

Where to find the celebrations:

Transit options available!
All Chilliwack bus routes will be FREE throughout Canada Day!

Plan ahead! Leave the car at home (bike racks will be provided) or consider car-pooling.
Parking is limited; available across the street at Prospera Centre.

Volunteer

Apply now to give back this Canada Day!

Many enthusiastic volunteers are needed to make the Canada Day celebrations a success!

Roles include: set -up, take down, marshalling throughout the day, trouble shooting, and decorating. Each volunteer who completes a two-hour shift will be entered for a fantastic draw prize and commemorative t-shirts will be provided!

Apply to volunteer by contacting the Chilliwack Community Arts Council at office@chilliwackartscouncil.com, 604-769-2787 or the City of Chilliwack Recreation and Culture department at 604-793-2904. When applying, please provide your contact information, availability, job preference, and t-shirt size.

Food Trucks

Feed the hungry Canada Day crowds (of some 8,000 people throughout the day!) while sharing your passion for food! Food trucks will be on-site for the full day, from 11:00 AM to the end of the fireworks show at 10:30 PM.

About the Canada 150 Logo

Canada 150 Mural Mosaic Project

Thank you to everyone who joined us to paint a tile and make their mark on Canada’s history!
Please join us on July 1st for the grand unveiling of the completed mural!

Mural Mosaic began in 2003 and was founded by the trio of Lewis Lavoie, Paul Lavoie and Phil Alain. Led by renowned artist Lewis Lavoie, the trio is based
 out of St. Albert, Alberta and have been orchestrating collaborative murals around North America involving artists and non-artists alike from all over the world.

Approximately 5-15 communities per province and territory across Canada will create sections of the overall mural that will connect Canada through art. Each participating city or town will create a section of the mural made up of 400-750 individual tiles that symbolizes their community.

Each of these Community Mural sections will stand alone as a mural for that particular community. Then, each of these sections of the mural will be become one of the many storybook pages within the overall mural to form the ultimate visual time capsule and create a legacy for a proud nation.
As each painting is part of a community mural, each community mural is part of the Canada 150 National Mosaic Mural. Each community mural virtually connects to other community murals resulting in a massive coast to coast unified mosaic.

Throughout the country, this equates to a total of 80,000 tiles that will comprise an overall image of train cars connecting Canadians from far and wide!

Learn more about the process by visiting the Canada 150 Mosaic Project website: canada150mosaic.com.

Chilliwack’s Canada 150 Mosaic will be unveiled on July 1, 2017 during the Canada Day celebrations. The mural will then be permanently on display outside the Landing Sports Centre as a lasting legacy to our community and Canada’s sesquicentennial.

*Descriptions courtesy of canada150mosaic.com.

View the entire mosaic when it is unveiled during the Canada Day opening ceremonies!