The fireworks show will start at about 10 p.m.

The fireworks show will start at about 10 p.m.

Fireworks in Harrison ready to rock on Canada Day

Fireworks show is the highlight of a busy Canada Day in Harrison Hot Springs

Harrison Hot Springs has an all-day line up of activities to keep you busy this Canada Day, and no one is looking forward to the festivities more than the Village’s Mayor Leo Facio.

From the pancake breakfast and new children’s programming, to the always amazing fireworks display, the day is jam-packed with celebrations.

“I’m really looking forward to it,” Facio said. “It’s going to be a wonderful day and I’m told the weather is going to cooperate.”

Facio will be joined by Agassiz Mayor John Van Laerhoven in one of the Thunderbird Club’s vehicles, as part of the parade. And while some years the parade has been on the small side, this year there are more than 30 groups signed up to take part.

They include the local cadets, who are bringing their band, the Miami Streamkeepers and plenty of children’s groups. Even the Multicultural Choir will be riding aboard a vintage truck.

Facio said the Canada Day festivities are something he always looks forward to, ever since moving to Canada so many years ago.

“I might be from England, but I’m a true Canadian!” he said.

The fun all starts early, at 8:30 a.m. with a pancake breakfast at the Harrison Fire Hall.

Children’s games will be held from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on the beachfront, and the parade will start at 5 p.m., winding its way down Hot Springs Road to the beachfront.

Entertainment is planned in the plaza throughout the day, including Korbitron Dance Studio, a flag raising ceremony with the RCMP in red serge, a formal welcome by the Sts’ailes and free Canada Day cake for everyone.

Treble Hook plays at the plaza from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., when the sun finally sets and the sky fills up with everyone’s favourite show of all — the fireworks.

 

 

 

Just Posted

Raeya Evie Duncan was the 100th baby born at Chilliwack General Hospital for the month of May. She is seen here with her parents Alysha Williams and Andrew Duncan on June 12, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Baby boom in Chilliwack as record number of infants born at CGH in May

‘COVID babies are coming out,’ says dad of 100th baby born at Chilliwack General Hospital last month

Agassiz Agricultural Hall hosts COVID-19 vaccination clinics every Wednesday. District officials reported more than 300 doses are administered per week. (Adam Louis/Observer)
Walk-in COVID vaccine clinic scheduled for Wednesday

Walk-in appointments available while supplies last from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Migrating sockeye in the Fraser River August 7, 2007. (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
First Nations, commercial, and recreational harvesters join forces to save Fraser River fish

‘We have to work together to rebuild these stocks while there is still time,’ says delegate

Dozens of demonstrators gathered in March at the Hope Station House, showing support for preserving the 1916 building. (Photo/Christian Ward)
New reports breathe life into efforts to save the Hope Station House

The documents were presented to District of Hope Council at a meeting June 14

Vancouver courthouse. (Photo: Tom Zytaruk)
Man loses bid to appeal conviction for 1999 rape at Abbotsford music festival

James Redden, 53, formerly of Nanaimo, was found guilty in 2019 following six-day trial

People watch a car burn during a riot following game 7 of the NHL Stanley Cup final in downtown Vancouver, B.C., in this June 15, 2011 photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Geoff Howe
10 years ago: Where were you during the 2011 Vancouver Stanley Cup Riots?

Smashed-in storefronts, looting, garbage can fires and overturned cars some of the damage remembered today

(Black Press Media file)
Dirty money: Canadian currency the most germ-filled in the world, survey suggests

Canadian plastic currency was found to contain 209 bacterial cultures

(pixabay file shot)
B.C. ombudsperson labels youth confinement in jail ‘unsafe,’ calls for changes

Review states a maximum of 22 hours for youth, aged 12 from to 17, to be placed in solitary

Eleonore Alamillo-Laberge, 6, reads a book in Ottawa on Monday, June 12, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Parents will need to fight ‘COVID learning slump’ over summer: B.C. literacy experts

Parents who play an active role in educating their children this summer can reverse the slump by nearly 80%, says Janet Mort

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good
Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

The border crossing on Highway 11 in Abbotsford heading south (file)
Western premiers call for clarity, timelines on international travel, reopening rules

Trudeau has called Thursday meeting, premiers say they expect to leave that meeting with a plan

The B.C. government’s vaccine booking website is busy processing second-dose appointments, with more than 76 per cent of adults having received a first dose. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
B.C.’s COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations stable for Tuesday

108 new confirmed cases, 139 in hospital, 39 in intensive care

Most Read