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Celebrate Canada Day in Chemainus

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Friday, July 1st, 2016
11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Chemainus’ Canada Day Celebrations are gearing up for another successful year. Waterwheel Park sets the stage for their annual family friendly event there little something for everyone of all ages. Guest can enjoy a myriad of FREE activities and perks like tasty treats, a petting zoo’s, pony rides, a bouncy castle, games, live music and much more. All events take place between 11am – 3 pm leaving lots of time for you to simply enjoy a day in the park dressed in red and white.

Games – FREE

The Chemainus Valley Museum will host fun activities for every age. Game for children of all ages,  you will enjoy the fun they have in-store with prizes for everyone.

Chemainus Valley Museum Garage Sale

With a little of this and that the garage sale is the perfect place to find  something special. Books galore both old and new. Come and try to win that quilt at our twice yearly raffle, you cannot win without a ticket. Come and help support the Museum in keeping Chemainus History alive.

Tropic Mayhem – Music

Sway to the beat of a perfectly comprised mixture of vocals, guitar, bass and drums while reminiscing to fun upbeat beach music that you won’t be able to get out of your head.

National Anthem

A local vocal artist serenades the crowd with his beautiful acapella rendition of our countries national Anthem.

Cake – FREE

What better way then to celebrate then with a piece of cake! At noon after the National Anthem, enjoy the delicious flavours of our Canada Day Celebration Cake in front of the new expansion.

Ice Cream – FREE

The 49th Parallel and Island Farms come together to make sure that everyone cools down with a creamy scoop of delicious ice cream.

Pony Rides & Petting Zoo – FREE

Whether you want to pet those cute barn yard animals or take a tour on the pony express, Tigerlily farms provides wonderful hands on experiences to share with the whole family.

Face Painting – FREE

If you like a little or a lot, they have everything toplease. Show your pride with our Canada flags and maple leaf body emblems, or you can really get into the spirit of family fun with their face painting artist.

Pins & Flags – FREE

Come with your Canada gear and celebrate, but don’t worry, if you forget it at home they have you covered. Show your love of Canada and claim your FREE pins and flags before they are gone.

Hotdogs, Hamburgers & Pizza

Savoury and juicy; the Chemainus Legion #191 and Chemainus Valley Museum will be cooking and plating delicious bbq lunches in the park. The Legion will be fundraising to ensure they can continue to support community events such as this one. These hotdogs and hamburgers are worth their weight in spare change. The Chemainus Valley Museum will also be offering hotdogs, so don’t worry if one line is busy try the other or something new all together. Impulse Pizza will be onsite with their hand made pies. If you haven’t tried their pizza yet, your in for a treat. Come on out and discover your new favourite pizza shop!

Pet Rocks

Join the Chemainus Lions in painting/decorating your very own pet rock.

Kids Crafts – FREE

The Inspiration Station helps to foster children’s creativity through a variety of crafts and up cycling used items to make beautiful art.

Panning For Gold

Kids, spend your time rooting around in Silver Mine’s sand box mining for kids precious stones and other goodies.

The event is FREE due to the generosity of Heritage Canada. Additionally, the event is hosted and sponsored by Chemainus Business Improvement Association and the Chemainus Valley Museum. Join Chemainus in celebrating Canada’s 150th Birthday!

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