Events · 15th June 2009
Fun, friends, family, food, and fireworks! What could be a better combination to celebrate Canada Day?! Come and join us on Wednesday, July 1st, starting at 4:00pm.
Celebrations for all the family will begin at 4:00 pm (please note the earlier than usual start time) with the bounces, bubbles, and scavenger hunt of the Children’s Festival. The kids’ activities will be accompanied by a magnificent magician (our very own Tomas Sohlberg), and child-oriented music on-stage.
The live entertainment will continue all evening, with an incredible line up of local talent featuring Caroline Bridges, the Quadra Belly Dancers, Jules Frank, Judy O'Dell, Gordon James, Teresa Carrol, Sunday Dennis, Art Vipond, Maureen Fox, John Toelle, Denis Thievin, Jim Thievin, Steve Trayler, Duffy Frank, Cal Juraska, Tom Skillman, George Murdock, and Don Doolittle.
This year there will be an assortment of food and drink concessions, all in support of local groups and projects. John Baumfield’s crew will once again be providing their wonderful fresh-cooked seafood pasta (proceeds benefiting the school PAC and the Quilters). If it’s a burger, hotdog, or salad you are after, then it’s the Salmon Enhancement’s tent you will be wanting... then for something sweet, it will be a hard call between the Fire Department’s tempting offerings, or the ice-cream and floats provided by the Feral Cat Society. Drinks profits will be going towards the new Community Centre playground. Bring your dollars and your appetites please!
Don't forget those wonderfully decorated - and equally delicious - Canada Day cakes! First you get to admire them... and then you get to eat them! Oh yeah, we do love the Great Cake Competition (and thanks to all the local businesses who enter)!!
At just about 10:15, be ready to sing O Canada. Flares will then signal you to make your way to the beach or other vantage point, so be quick and find your spot for viewing the fireworks! As usual, the fireworks display will fired from a barge moored in Drew Harbour, and the show will be produced by Phoenix Firesigns.
Please remember that this is an alcohol free event, and that no dogs are permitted.
For safety, there are to be no boats please between shore and the fireworks barge. A boat-free zone of 300-metre radius must be maintained around the barge at all times. The Coast Guard will be out to enforce safety regulations.
As part of our permit to hold this event at Rebecca Spit, we must empty the park following the fireworks and lock park gates by 11 p.m., so please organize follow-up parties elsewhere folks!
And, to top it all, this year we also get to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Rebecca Spit becoming a Provincial Park! See you there!