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Events · 4th July 2018
Betty Doak

Our 17th Annual DICC Canada Day Celebration, was held July 1 at Rebecca Spit. Although the weather was not ideal, hundreds of residents and visitors to the island enjoyed beautifully BBQd salmon, assorted salads, hot dogs and cake. We appreciated all the QI community members who brought items to share in our 3rd annual Great Canadian Potluck
The Canada Day Cake winner was TsaKwaLuten Lodge for the 3rd year in a row Arlis Scott was the runner up for her creation. Cake was enjoyed by all who got a taste.
We apologize for our generator failure that removed coffee from our Toony Tent menu, despite the many requests we had for a hot drink. Kids, young and old, enjoyed Popcorn, Cotton Candy and Root Beer Floats.
The Children’s Festival area was kept very busy with games, face paining and a popular craft “ make it and take it” table. Many families made use of the badminton and volleyball equipment for impromptu games.
Gillian Green from QI RC Legion, in uniform, welcomed attendees on behalf of the Canada Day Committee, thanked sponsors and led the crowd in singing Oh Canada.
Jim Abram, our Area C Regional Director, brought welcoming remarks from Strathcona Regional District, one of our financial sponsors for this celebration.
Musical entertainment was provided by Quadra Young Musicians, Charlotte and Gabrielle Doll, and Aayla Moon Anctil, as well as Kelly Beamish, local musician and teacher Blaine Waldbauer, and special guest Janae Kratt.
The Canada Day Committee would again, like to thank all our Sponsors, the Di Chamber of Commerce, Strathcona RD, and Canadian Heritage Foundation, and also the many “in kind “ Community supporters, Cermaq Sea Foods, Walcan Sea Foods, the Swanson family, Jim and Rhonda Thievin, Wildcoast Adventures, QI Bible Church, BC Ambulance Paramedics, Susan Brerton and Derek Moore from BC Parks and All Clear Septic.
We would like to express our appreciation to the Volunteers from Quadra Emergency Program and Quadra Fire who provided Parking and Security Services and to Dude and Mary for driving the shuttle.
We are so very grateful to Quadra Fire Volunteers and others, who took on a large portion of the work involved in setting up, running the event and in the takedown and clean up at the end.
Quadra Island Volunteers make events like Canada Day possible

With Thanks,
Mornay, Sarah and Betty