Parksville-Qualicum MLA Michelle Stilwell serves cake during last year’s Canada Day celebration in Qualicum Beach. - Submitted photo

Canada Day festivities run all day in Qualicum Beach

Pancake breakfast, parade, activities, live music and more happening on July 1

Come join the fun in Qualicum Beach on Canada Day.

The celebrations will commence on Monday, July 1 at 8:30 a.m. with the famous Legion Pancake Breakfast, located at the Qualicum Beach Legion on Veterans Way. Special guests the Docherty Brothers will be there to entertain through breakfast, which will be served until 11 a.m. The Canada Day parade will leave from the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre at 11 a.m. led by Qualicum Beach Town Crier Len Mustard and followed by parade participants. The parade participants will turn left onto Jones Street, right onto Second Avenue, left onto Memorial Avenue and finally, right onto Veterans Way, where opening ceremonies will commence at noon sharp with cake cutting, the announcement of the parade winners, and special guests to officially open the festivities of the day.

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The Legion will have food concessions in their gardens including hamburgers, hot dogs, soft drinks and ice cream. The entertainment line-up will kick the days activities off starting with Bruch Feltham at 12:30 p.m., Best Coast Big Band at 2 p.m., Back Porch Banjo Bank (in the garden) at 3:45 p.m., 8 Second Ride at 5:30 p.m. and followed by the Completely Creedence band at 8 p.m. sponsored by Berwick.

Street level activities will include the 19 Mission support Squadron static display; Tiger Lily Farm Pony Rides sponsored by Raymond James, Face painting and dress up, sponsored by The Gardens. Kids art wall by the tennis courts. Rainbow Stew Cloggers from 11:30 a.m. till noon and the Qualicum Beach Pipe Band at 1:30 to 2 p.m. There’s still time to enter into the parade and participants will gather in the Civic Centre parking lot at 9:30 a.m. They will be judged in four categories with cash prizes awarded before the parade begins: Best Overall Entry $250: the most original in design and attractiveness. Theme Entry $100: best exemplifying Canada’s birthday. Spirit Entry $50: displaying the most enthusiasm during the judging. Best Children’s Entry Under 12 $50.

If you require further information or details, visit the Legion’s web site at http://legion76.ca/index.html or via email to info@legion76.ca.

— NEWS staff, submitted

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