150 Years of Canada Events

Canadians ushered in the beginning of 2017 with spectacular fireworks displays in major cities across the nation  including Vancouver and the Capital.  The year long festivities meant that there were fun events for the whole family throughout the year and not limited to Canada Day.  The 150 years of Canada Events are being commemorated with even more activities listed below.
June 17th 2017 will kick off local National Aboriginal Celebrations. For more on events surrounding this great day visit https://www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/eng/1100100013248/1100100013249
June 24th ushers in Célébration de la Francophonie which will showcase the best of local French culture. For more on the schedule of what will be happening visit the website of Canada Place. https://www.canadaplace.ca/events/fete-francophone/
This year there is a two-day celebration July 1-2 at Canada Place to celebrate our nations birthday at Canada Place downtown.  There will be the Canadian Forces Zone, a citizenship ceremony, youth zone, food trucks and a firework show to highlight for 2017.
More locally, Golden Spike Days are happening in Port Moody. For more on these festivities check out their website. http://www.goldenspike.ca/.  As usual, the Port Moody Fire Fighters kick off the festivities with their 40th annual pancake breakfast which is free for the public.
This year’s Honda Celebration of Light puts on the much anticipated annual firework competition. Japan will display on July 29th, the United Kingdom on August 2nd and the Grand Finale with Canada August 5th.
If there are any other great local events you wish to see highlighted because of our 150th anniversary, let us know and we will showcase it.
Yours truly,
Mary Ellen

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