Canada Day events set for West Coast

 

There are several great ways to celebrate Canada on her birthday on the West Coast.

Canada Day festivities this year on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 along the West Coast range from a mural and concert to pulling dune grass, a silent auction and skateboard competition.

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 Tofino’s annual Canada Day celebration will take place on Tofino’s Village Green. They will include Tofino Public Market Vendors from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Children and family activities, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cake Cutting, noon sharp. Silent Auction from 12-3 p.m.

Third Street Events: Food vendors from 11 a.m. to 7 pm.

Tuff City Skate Park Events, annual skate competition from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Basketball Court Events, Refreshment Gardens, 4-8 p.m.

Tofino Harbour Events: Fireworks, 10 p.m.

The Tofino Recreation Commission and the District of Tofino have teamed up once again to host the day’s events.

All funds raised through events on Canada Day are put back into the community through improving current parks and facilities or by adding new infrastructure to existing facilities.  This year the Tofino Recreation Commission is fundraising to build an indoor gymnasium in the community.

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The District of Ucluelet celebrates Canada Day on and around the Village Green from noon to 3 p.m., featuring music by Towers & Trees and Left at the Junction, part of the Pacific Rim Summer Festival, sponsored by Pacific Rim Arts Society.

There will be a free hot dog BBQ, Ukee Market Vendors, kids activities and Colour Guard and cake cutting.

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The Pacific Rim Summer Festival is wrapping up July 1.  From 3pm – Dusk at the Arches, Peninsula Rd, Ucluelet – Come and join local artists to be a part of a wall mural creation in Ucluelet! Located next to Image West. Sponsored by Pacific Rim Arts Society.

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In the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, there are several Canada Day festivities set for Wed., July 1.

At 11 am , a Seashore Explore Walk – meet at the Kwisitis Visitor Centre.

At 1:30pm a Canada Day cake at the Kwisitis Visitor Centre.

At 2 pm, a Rainforest Walk – meet at the Schooner Cove parking lot.

Park Entry Passes are complimentary July 1 in celebration of Canada Day.

Canada Day is a cool day for Restoring the Dunes, so from 10 am -3:30pm, there will be an event.

Meet at Schooner Trail parking lot (near Long Beach) at 9:45 am for sign up.

Remember to dress for the weather and consider packing water, lunch, hat, raincoat, etc.

“Enjoy an afternoon in the dunes restoring a beautiful, yet endangered ecosystem in Canada while learning about unique local plants, including Pink Sand-verbena. Meet new people, build your resume, and make a difference in your community,” a press release said.

This is a free, all-ages event, and Park Entry Pass will be waived. No experience necessary. No pets, please.

Contact: Mike Collyer 250-266-0611 for information.

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The Westerly News offices will be closed on Canada Day so our employees may enjoy the day with their families.

Happy Canada Day!