Lots of family-friendly activities are planned across the Cariboo to mark Canada’s 151st birthday.
In Williams Lake, official ceremonies will begin at 11 am at Boitanio Park with all kinds of events to follow from Canadian puzzle challenges to a Skateboard and BMX jam in the skate park.
“This year with the other festivities like the (Stampede) Parade and the 4 Directions Festival on Saturday we’re anticipating larger crowds on Sunday for the Canada Day celebration in the park,” says recreation coordinator Denise Skarra.
Other Cariboo communities celebrating Canada’s 151st birthday include Barkerville Historic Town, City of Quesnel and the 108 Heritage site.
“Like many years in a row we celebrate Canada Day at the 108 Heritage Site, and this year it’s quite special,” says Ulli Vogler.
“We’ll be celebrating Canada Day on Sunday from 10 until 3 and we’ll also be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Cariboo Regional District.”
Canada Day will also be celebrated at Ruth Lake Park near Forest Grove at noon with hot dogs and the singing of O Canada, and in Clinton at the Reg Conn Park starting 11 am. Kids activities and a chili cook-off will be held as well as lunch and cake.