Four hours of fun and patriotic enthusiasm will be on display at the city's Mariner's Park on Saturday as Prince Rupert's Special Events Society hosts the North Coast's Canada 150 celebration as we join fellow Canadians and visitors in the Big 150 Birthday Bash.
And while the Prince Rupert celebration won't have some of the high profile talent that the Big Show in Ottawa will feature, we'll do quite well thanks with some of the best that the North Coast has to offer ready to take to the stage at Mariner's, along with a pretty good lineup of activities planned from Noon to 4 PM.
Live Music is on tap providing Mother Nature plays along for the big day, with a chance for participants to also test out their Canadian trivia knowledge or check out some of the Canadian memorabilia that will be on display.
Face painting and Old fashioned children's games will also help to keep things moving along for the four hour celebration while a range of ethnic food will also be featured at booths spread around the Mariner's Park Site.
Birthday Cake of course will be served up following the singing of O Canada, and in what has now become a tradition for the Canada Day celebration, the City of Prince Rupert's Civic Awards ceremony will take place as part of the Mariner's Park event.
Nominations for those to be awarded were accepted by the City up to June 10th for consideration for this years celebration.
|Get to Mariner's Park by the Noon hour tomorrow to get yourself a slice
Canada Day cake courtesy of Prince Rupert Special Events Society
Fireworks will light up the Sky later in the evening, with the traditional send off for the day's celebrations set to take place at 11:10 PM over the Prince Rupert harbour, weather permitting. This years fireworks display has been sponsored by the Prince Rupert Port Authority.
You can learn more about the Canada Day plans from the Special Events website, as well as their Facebook page.
As is the case for any large festival, the organizers at Special Events could always use a few extra hands, you can explore volunteer opportunities with them from their website.
You can keep an eye on the weather conditions leading up to the Noon hour on July 1st, from the Environment Canada website, which at the moment, isn't being particularly optimistic for the
Canada 150 celebration.
More notes on Community events in Prince Rupert can be found from our archive page here