Harrison’s waterfront was filled with Canadian pride during the beginning of the village’s Canada Day celebrations in this 2019 photo. (File Photo)

Harrison’s waterfront was filled with Canadian pride during the beginning of the village’s Canada Day celebrations in this 2019 photo. (File Photo)

Canada Day is coming to Harrison

A full schedule of events promises something for everyone

Canada Day is shaping up to be one of the biggest local celebrations of the year.

Canada Day in Harrison Hot Springs is returning to pre-COVID form, if the recently-released holiday schedule is any indication.

Festivities begin with a pancake breakfast at the Harrison Hot Springs Fire Hall (495 Hot Springs Road). The Pet Parade featuring pets dressed up in their red-and-white best begins at 10 a.m. at Civic Plaza.

The official ceremony for Canada Day begins at noon at the plaza, followed by children’s activities on the waterfront of Harrison Lake from 1 p.m .to 3 p.m.

Live entertainment begins at 1:30 p.m. and will feature White Thunder Dancer Theatre, local country artist Todd Richard and the Royal Academy of Punjab bhangra dancers.

Sts’ailes drum maker Darren Charlie (Qwetoselten) will host drum making workshops from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Memorial Hall (290 Esplanade Avenue).

The annual Canada Day Parade makes its way down Lillooet Avenue, St. Alice Street, Esplanade Avenue and Maple Street beginning at 5 p.m.

A performance from Rockwell will usher in the Canada Day fireworks, which are expected to begin at about 10 p.m.

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Former Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon MP Jati Sidhu and Sts’ailes chief Ralph Leon pose from a float in Harrison’s Canada Day parade. (File Photo)

Former Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon MP Jati Sidhu and Sts’ailes chief Ralph Leon pose from a float in Harrison’s Canada Day parade. (File Photo)