Parachute games were part of the fun for children at last year’s Canada Day celebrations in Boitanio Park.

Parachute games were part of the fun for children at last year’s Canada Day celebrations in Boitanio Park.

Canada Day fun for the family

The annual Canada Day celebrations happening at Boitanio Park on Friday, July 1 promise lots of fun for the whole family.

The annual Canada Day celebrations happening at Boitanio Park on Friday, July 1 promise lots of fun for the whole family.

The festivities begin at 11 a.m. in Boitanio Park with face painting, games and activities that celebrate being Canadian and the cultures that make up our fabulous country.

Watch for the Suffragette March in celebration of Canadian Women starting to get the vote in 1916.

There will also be a Money Tree showcasing our colourful past and present currency.

Don’t pack a lunch, enjoy some of the diverse flavours of Canada.

There will be food vendors on site with delicious foods such as poutine, sausages, curry, burgers and mini-donuts as well as many local businesses at the Farmers Market selling jewellery, handmade soaps, blankets and more.

The Farmers Market opens at 9 a.m.

Performances on the Gwen Ringwood stage will begin at 11 a.m. with the official ceremonies conducted by the Royal Canadian Legion and the Williams Lake Pipe Band will at 11:30 a.m.

Stroll up to the skateboard park to watch some tricks at the Skateboard Jam starting at 12 noon. All ages and levels of skateboarders are encouraged to participate.  Save on Foods and Telus will be serving cupcakes at about 1 p.m.

The Canada Day celebrations conclude at 2 p.m. The regular Friday Farmer’s Market also runs 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the park.

Canada Day celebrations are organized by the city’s Recreation Services and a passionate group of volunteers. Funding is provided by the Canadian government, Cariboo Regional District and City of Williams Lake.

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