Share this story
Burnaby Village Museum will host its annual Canada Day celebration on Sunday, July 1 from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
It will mark Canada’s 145th birthday with an array of multicultural entertainment, from the Maple Leaf Singers and Kokama African Heritage Ensemble, to French-Canadian dance troupe Traditions, Peruvian musician Rene Hugo Sanchez, and bagpiper Joseph McDonald.
Children’s activities will include heritage games, face painting, and Peter Rooke’s magic show.
Academie Duello will amaze with their sword demonstrations, Footlight Theatre’s Vaudeville Varieties will entertain and there will be a bagpiper-led parade at 1:45 p.m., and birthday cake served at 2:30 p.m.
As it will be all season, admission is free while carousel rides are $2.30 each.
Over at Ron McLean Park, at Rumble Street and Hedley Avenue, celebrations will take place from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
The event will also feature multicultural entertainment, kids activities, displays and demonstrations, food and free birthday cake. (Info: Eastburn Community Centre, 604-297-4838.)
At both celebrations, members of the Burnaby RCMP will be decked out in red serge and available for photo opportunities with the public.
Their first stop will be at Ron McLean Park from 11 a.m., before they head over to Burnaby Village from 2 to 3:30 p.m.
“The ‘Red Coated Mountie’ is an iconic image of Canada and well respected by a large majority of Canadians,” says Burnaby RCMP Chief Supt. Dave Critchley.
“Come out and help us celebrate the formation of our great nation!”