Canada Day fan

Let's make sure Canada Day celebrations don't go the way of other events in the area

Being a mom of two young girls and seeing so many community events being canceled in the Parksville Qualicum Beach area, I felt it was important to start volunteering some time to these events or they just won’t happen.

So this year, I jumped on board to help with Canada Day. I feel it is important to keep this community heading in the right direction providing fun events for all ages.

Canada Day is the biggest and fun-filled one-day annual event since the Sandcastle Competition changed to a multi-day event in our area.

We, the community, need to  keep this event alive and thriving year after year.

Two major components to keeping a community event going are community volunteers and business sponsorship.

This is a plea to public and businesses to please consider becoming a Canada Day partner. We are in need of volunteers and sponsorship funds. Our sponsorship package range from $100-$3,000 so businesses of any size can contribute and in return receive advertisement.

Our print deadline for brochures/posters/signage is June 1 so please contact us as soon as possible — we would be happy to e-mail you more information.

Also if you are interested in doing a volunteer shift  please contact us: Raven Pruden, Canada Day Coordinator and Parksville Rotary Club, or Megan Olsen, stage manager,

Megan Olsen





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