Our flag is 50 years old this year; our home & native land 148; we’re still young at heart

It’s our day, let’s celebrate July 1

Our flag is 50 years old this year; our home & native land 148; we’re still young at heart

There’s plenty going on in the Ladysmith-Chemainus area July 1 to help us celebrate  being citizens of one of the greatest places in the world to live. So wear a dash of red if you’re a typically modest Canadian, or go all out if you’re a more exuberant sort, and give a cheer.

Celebrations will be going on from 1 to 5 p.m. at Transfer Beach in Ladysmith. There will be live music, including Myc Sharratt, Zinnia, The Lion The Bear The Fox and Stephanie Humphreys.

There will also be kids’ games and activities; lifeguards will be on duty; the Stz’uminus First Nation; and perhaps best of all a giant birthday cake for a giant country that spans a continent.

The games and activities will be put on by the Adventure Zone summer day camp leaders.

You won’t want to miss it.

There will be lot’s of activities in Chemainus, too. In fact, Canada Day lasts a week in Chemainus, and “Begins with a Bang!” Wednesday July 1, says the Chemainus & District Chamber of Commerce.

From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. there will be pony rides, a petting zoo, a bouncy castle and loads of other activities for the kids at WaterWheel Park.

Other things to look for:

Lots of music including Bopoma Marimba, Tropic Mayhem, and Reid Ellie serenading the crowd with his beautiful acapella rendition of our country’s national Anthem.

Free cake. What better way to celebrate than 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 expanded museum.

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



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