City of Chilliwack Canada Day 150 Celebration
July 1, 2017

Townsend Park
(45130 Wolfe Rd, Chilliwack, BC)

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

Evening entertainment & fireworks:
6:00 PM to 10:30 PM

Thank You:

 

 

 

Plan Your Day:

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

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
  • Children’s performers
  • Chilliwack Heritage Society with fun and games
  • Community groups
  • Special pop-up market featuring all things local hosted by That Local Market
  • Food trucks

Near Townsend Park

  • Landing Leisure Centre activities for the whole family
  • Grand opening of water park

Evening Entertainment & Fireworks
6:00 PM
On the main stage at Townsend Park

  • Opening Canada Day 2017 ceremonies and greetings from dignitaries
  • Unveiling of Canada 150 Mosaic community art project
  • Musical performances
  • Food trucks

10:00 PM

  • Fireworks show to light up the night!

*image courtesy of Cory Carruthers Photography

Volunteer

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’s name 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.

Canada 150 Mosaic

About the Project

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.

How It Works

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.

*Descriptions courtesy of canada150mosaic.com.

Painting Dates for Mosaic Tiles

All supplies, including paint, brushes, and individual 4” by 4” aluminum primer-coated panels will be provided. All ages and skills levels are welcome.

Two dates are available for creating your painted tile masterpiece:

  • Thursday, April 27:
    • 9:00am to 10:00am
    • 10:30am to 11:30am
    • 12:00pm to 1:00pm
    • 1:30pm to 2:30pm
    • 3:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Friday, April 28:
    • 9:00am to 10:00am
    • 10:30am to 11:30am
    • 12:00pm to 1:00pm
    • 1:30pm to 2:30pm
    • 3:00pm to 4:00pm
    • 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Location:
Landing Sports Centre – Loft Area
45530 Spadina Avenue,
Chilliwack, BC