Friday, June 29, 2018
There will be plenty of fun in Prince Rupert as Canada celebrates Birthday 151
Canada's celebration of Confederation makes for a Sunday showcase at the city's Pacific Mariners Park with Prince Rupert Special Events Society putting together a list of family fun for the day.
The Picnic in the Park event which gets underway at Noon features a number of activities for young and old alike.
The raising of the flag and singing of O Canada by Jilda Farais set to get Sunday's festivities underway.
A short list of speakers will bring greetings in the early part of the noon hour to celebrate the day, with the first of the helpings of Canada's Birthday Cake to be handed out at 12:30.
Entertainment on the Mariners Stage will include:
Prince Rupert Community Band, Frances Riley, Big Northern Light Dancers – Wii Gisigwilgwelk, Joe Marvici, Men Who Listen.
There will also be a number of games and activities to take in through the afternoon, including the Costume Walkabout and Trivia games, the daytime events wrap up at 4PM.
An important part of the Canada Day celebration will be the Awarding of this Civic Recognition Awards, which takes place at 1:30.
The call for nominations and submissions for this years recognition ceremony was issued earlier this year, come background on the Civic Recognition process can be reviewed here.
The 151st Birthday Bash will come to an end in the late evening hours with the traditional Fireworks Display over Prince Rupert Harbour, weather dependent.
You can review the full listing of events for Sunday from the Special Events Website here.
Late updates and more background about the celebration can also be found from the Special Events Facebook page.
Putting on the Big Birthday Show comes from the efforts of the dedicated group of volunteers at the Special Events Society, should you have some time to lend a hand, you can contact them at 250-624-9118 or drop them a line by email at prspecialevents.ca
To return to the most recent blog posting of the day, click here.