People young and old are invited to Mariner's Park this Friday to celebrate Canada Day in Prince Rupert.

People young and old are invited to Mariner's Park this Friday to celebrate Canada Day in Prince Rupert.

Prince Rupert set to celebrate Canada Day in style

This Friday there will be entertainment and fun for the whole family in Mariner's Park. Below is the full schedule of events:

This Friday there will be entertainment and fun for the whole family in Mariner’s Park. Below is the full schedule of events:

12 p.m. – Ceremony begins

1. Singing of O Canada in English and French led by Kimberly Truong

2. Flag Raising – by Captain Cook Sea Cadets & RCMP

3. Congratulations Canada speeches by:

1) MLA – Gary Coons

2)City of Prince Rupert – Mayor Jack Mussallem

3) RCMP – Sergeant Victor Steinhammer

4) National Defence  –  Commanding Officers of HMCS  BRANDON, WHITEHORSE & NANAIMO

5) Royal Canadian Legion –  Bruce Remple 6) Hereditary Chiefs – James Bryant

 

12:30 p.m.: Activities

– Cutting and handing out of the huge Birthday Cakes over at the Special Events tent.

– Prince Rupert Scout Troop and Girl Guides will be handing out Canada flags, pins & Canadian memorabilia.

– Draws every hour; Put your name in at the Special Events tent; You must be present to collect your prize!

– We have a Canada history quiz for adults to try. It is a combination of history, economics and fun trivia. Come try it out at the Special Events tent! There are some difficult and some easier questions – test your Canadian knowledge!

– Face painting, tattoos, helium balloons and bubble blowing at the Special Events tent, all afternoon long. These are free activities.

 

12:30 – 4:00 p.m. Multicultural Music Entertainment:

Prince Rupert Community Band, Andrew Goulet, Nassville 5 and other community bands!

2 – 2:45 p.m. Games:

Ribbons & prizes to be given out to all participants

– Wheel barrow race

– Leap frog

– Water balloon toss

– Spoon & egg race

– 3-legged race

– Sack race

– Backwards race

– Paper airplane toss

and more!

 

3 p.m. Canadiana Costume Walkabout

– Sport your best red and white costume and show your Canadian Pride!

 

11:15 p.m. Fireworks

The fireworks will be fired off a barge that is out in the harbour, so Mariner’s Park is a great viewing spot. Come out with your kids in their pj’s to enjoy the fireworks over the harbour!

Organized by the volunteers of the Prince Rupert Special Events Society.