Schedule of Events

Comox Valley Canada DaySchedule of Events

COURTENAY JULY 1 CELEBRATION SCHEDULECalendrier des activités du 1er juillet à Courtenay

SUNDAY, JUNE 25th: 5:00 PM  9:00 PM – SIMMS PARK

13th Annual 19 and Under Battle of the Bands – 13e concours annuel des groupes de 19 ans et moins
Youth musicians compete for recording session, radio airplay and other prizes

FRIDAY, JUNE 30th: 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM – SIMMS PARK

CV Multicultural Festival 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
4:00 Daryle Mills and Grasshopper Little Johnny
4:30 Azucena Flamenco
5:00 Anela Kahiamoe and Hula dancers
5:35 Erhu musician from Taiwan
6:15 Algerian Berber – Accana Dea Dance (Abbey Dance Studio)
6:22 Tai Chi – CVMS Group
6:30 Persian Dance – Farima Berenji’s Simorgh Collective (Abbey Dance Studio)
6:38 Japanese Dance
6:45 Uzbek Dance (Abbey Dance Studio)
6:53 Bollywood Dance (Abbey Dance Studio)

Canada Pageant – 15 Decades of Canadian History 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Fifteen decades of History depicted from “first contact” through to the modern era with performers like:
Azucena Flamenco, Laurie Tinkler Dance, The Metis Dancers, Old time Fiddlers, The Forbidden Barbershop Quartet, CoVal Choristers, Georgia Strait Jazz Band, Anela Kahiamoe, Hula Dancers, Danette Bell Dance, Ralph Barrat, Ryks Davies, Emma Casavant, Jacqueline Lambeth, Singers, Larry Ho, Valdance, Wendy Nixon’s Resonate Trio, Abbey Dance Studio, Erh Hu, Little Johnny, XLR8, Cody and Georgia Rodgers and many many more.

SATURDAY, JULY 1st – Canada Day Breakfast & Parade: Déjeuner et Parade de la Fête du Canada 

7:00 AM – 9:00 AM at Simms Park:
– KINSMEN PANCAKE BREAKFAST Kinsmen Déjeuner aux Crêpes

 9:30 AM on 5th Street
-5th STREET MILE. Comox Valley Road Runners Annual Family Run Course de la ‘5th Street’
(5th and Woods Ave.- come early to register)

8:30 AM – 10:00 AM on 5th Street 
-KIDS BICYCLE DECORATING CONTEST Concours de décoration de bicyclette pour les enfants
(City Transfer parking lot-5th and Menzies) 

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM at Sid Williams Centennial Square
-COMOX VALLEY  & DISTRICT CONCERT BAND

10:00 AM on 5th Street
-CANADA DAY GRAND  PARADE Grande Parade de la Fête du Canada
(Parade Marshall headquarters at Apple Tree Store)

CANADA DAY – LEWIS PARK: Fête du Canada au Parc Lewis

11:00 AM – 4:00 PM BEER GARDEN AT TENNIS COURT

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM APPROX. OPENING CEREMONIES Cérémonies d’ouverture
(immediately after the end of the parade on the stage)
OH CANADA sang by the “Caissie Brothers”
Canada Day sing-a-long with “Wendy Nixon and the Impromptu Canadian Chorous ”

11:30 AM – 4:00 PM BOUNCE A RAMA Jeux gonflables
(Free bouncers for the kids at Lewis Park)

12:00 PM – 3:00 PM FREE CIRCUS WORKSHOP Atelier de cirque gratuit
(Beside horseshoe pitch in Lewis Park)

1:00 PM SUE MEDLEY, MARY MURPHY, PAUL KEIM AND JOHN MANG -Musicians
(Stage)

1:15 – 1:30 PM CUTTING OF THE CANADA DAY CAKE (Stage)

1:30 – 4:30 PM FREE OUTDOOR POOL SWIM  Baignade gratuite à la piscine extérieure

2:00 PM THE GREAT PLANS – DARRYL AND SASKIA
-Musicians

3:00 PM FREE KIDS BIKE DRAW Tirage gratuit d’une bicyclette d’enfant

CANADA DAY – PUNTLEDGE RIVER & 5TH STREET BRIDGE

1:00 PM 30TH ANNUAL DUCKY 500 – A raffle with a twist! Ducks are released at Condensory Bridge. Click here to buy tickets.

CANADA DAY – SIMMS PARK: Fête du Canada au Park Simms

11:30 PM WOMEN’S DRUM GROUP
12:00 PM UMINARI TAIKO DRUMMERS
1:00 PM CHRISTINE BASTER AND MICHEL RIVERO
2:00 PM OLD TIME FIDDLERS
3:00 PM GREEK MUSIC DUO AND BELLY DANCER
4:00 PM WINNERS 19 AND UNDER BATTLE OF THE BANDS. Gagnants du 13e concours annuel des groupes de 19 ans et moins -tomorrow’s stars.

CANADA DAY – OTHER LOCATIONS

NATIVE SONS HALL

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM GEORGIA STRAIT BIG BAND – Tea Dance hosted by the “Evergreen Club”

SID WILLIAMS THEATRE

7:00 PM – FREE FAMILY VARIETY SHOW – Spectacle de variétés gratuit pour la famille
-come early as it’s festival seating
bring donations for the food bank
-great local entertainment

The July 1st Committee would like to thank The City of Courtenay and The Department of Canadian heritage government of Canada/Ministere du Patrimoine for support of these festivities.
This project is funded [in part] by the Government of Canada.
Ce projet est financé [en partie] par le gouvernement du Canada.