Celebrate Canada Day in style

Plans are coming along for Canada Day celebrations in both Harrison Hot Springs and Agassiz.

July 1 is a Friday this year, and festivities are being planned throughout the day, starting at 8:30 a.m. with a pancake breakfast at the Harrison firehall and ending with fireworks over the lake at about 10 p.m.

Also in Harrison that day are children’s entertainers along the beachfront, ceremonies at noon complete with Canada’s birthday cake, and a performance by Treblehook in the early evening.

The parade starts at 6 p.m. and carries through town.

All business owners, organizations and community groups who are free at that time is welcome to take part in the parade.

In Agassiz, Canada Day festivities will start at 11 a.m. with the official flag raising and cake cutting ceremony. This will be followed by a street hockey game, a library writing contest and entertainment by Trevor McDonald.

If you are able to donate time, money or prizes for the day’s events, call the organizers in each community. In Harrison, it’s Councillor Dave Harris at 604-796-2171 or dharris@harrisonhotsprings.ca.

In Agassiz, contact Kimberly Goulet at 604-796-8891 or  kgoulet@district.kent.bc.ca.