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Canada Day on Quadra -- fun for the whole family!
Events · 1st July 2010
Deb Cowper
Quadra Island's annual Canada Day celebration brings our community together with fun, friends, family, food, and fantastic local entertainment! What could be a better combination to celebrate our national day?! Come and join us on Thursday, July 1st, starting at 4:00pm.

Celebrations for all the family will begin at 4:00 pm with the face painting, tattoos, bounces, bubbles, and scavenger hunt of the Children’s Festival. The kids’ activities will be accompanied by child-oriented music on-stage. Following will be a dog agility show starring Miss Judy and several local children with their dogs.

The live entertainment will continue all evening, with an incredible line up of local talent including the Quadra Island Belly Dancers, Quadra Extra Light, Castaway, Iron Pyrites, John Toelle & Noelle Maffin, Cameron Gunn, and The Hal Douglas Blues Band.

As usual there will be an assortment of food and drink concessions, all in support of local groups and projects. Lawrence Lewis and chefs will be providing chowder, souvlaki plates, and pasta options (proceeds benefiting Canada Day). If it’s a burger, hotdog, or quiche & salad you are after, then it’s the Salmon Enhancement’s tent you will be wanting. Other yummy fundraising offerings include the Fire Department’s cotton candy or popcorn, and the cold drinks, ice-cream and floats provided by the Feral Cat Society. Warming coffee & hot chocolate will be on offer later in the evening, provided by the mountain bike group. Bring your appetites please!

In previous years we have been able to use a small local barge for free, and have it towed for fuel costs only. Some unfortunate circumstances meant that these generous contributions were not available this year. This meant that we would have had to rent a barge for several days, and pay tugboat fees to tow it to and from Spit. Sadly, our Canada Day donations funding could not be stretched to cover this considerable extra expense, and although many options were considered, it is with great regret we have had to cancel the fireworks for this year.

Please carpool, bike, use shuttles, or park on Heriot Bay Road. If you do park on Spit Road please do so facing the exit. The top parking lot is reserved for service vehicles / volunteers with equipment. After 8 pm all vehicles will be turned around by the boat-ramp. Park gates are locked at dusk. The shuttle for those who need it will be available after 3 pm. Please remember that this is an alcohol free event, and that no pets are permitted. As part of our permit to hold this event at Rebecca Spit, we must lock park gates by 11 p.m., so please organize follow-up parties elsewhere folks!