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Canada Day 2020

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Written on June 30th, 2020

Canada Day will look a bit different this year, as restrictions remain in place in B.C. to flatten the province’s COVID-19 curve. That doesn’t mean don’t celebrate – put on your favourite red T-shirt, grab a flag, and check out this selection of safe events!

 

Surrey Canada Day: Surrey’s free, online celebration will be hosted and celebrated by Canadian Olympian Hayley Wickenheiser. Participants can expect musical and cultural entertainment, virtual tours, a rodeo tribute, and a virtual fireworks finale. 

When: July 1, 2020
Time: Family hour from 10:30 to 11:30 am; regular programming from 6 to 9 pm
Where: Viewable on Facebook and YouTube Live
Admission: Free of charge

Langley Canada Day: The Township of Langley’s virtual Canada Day celebration will include an O’Canada sing-a-long, contests and virtual activities, and a ceremony and performance by three-time Juno winner Jim Byrnes.

When: July 1, 2020
Time: Activities begin at 9 am; sing-a-long at 7 pm
Where: Online
Admission: Free

PNE Drive-Thru Parade: The PNE will be hosting a drive-thru Canada Day celebration and parade, which allows participants to order their favourite fair foods and a chance to decorate their cars with flags and Canadian-themed items.

When: July 1, 2020
Time: 10 am to
Where: Pacific National Exhibition – 2901 E Hastings Street, Vancouver
Admission: $10 available online

White Rock’s Canada Day at the Bay: Famous Country artists The Washboard Union will headline White Rock’s Canada Day at the Bay. Local favourite Ludic will open the evening, as well as comedian John Cullen.

When: July 1, 2020
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: Available on Facebook and YouTube
Admission: Free

Abbotsford Canada Day: Abbotsford’s first virtual Canada Day will include a virtual pet parade, a community concert stage, and a number of recorded activities from the Fraser Valley Bandits and other community participants.

When: July 1 to 31, 2020
Time: All day with a 7 pm O Canada sing-a-long and virtual fireworks
Where: Online
Admission: Free

Canada Day House PartySome of Canada’s top artists will be joining together for a unique, virtual festival experience. Performers include the Sam Roberts Band, Gord Sinclair of The Tragically Hip, Cadence Weapon, Dean Brody, and Elijah Woods x Jamie Fine.

The online event will benefit the Canadian Mental Health Association and viewers will have the opportunity to donate online or via text throughout the event.

When: July 1, 2020
Time: 12 pm PST
Where: Online at Canada Day House Party
Admission: Free