Annual Commemoratives Events
|February||Black History Month|
|March 21||International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination|
|June 21||National Indigenous Day|
|June 21||St Jean Baptiste Day|
|June 27||Multiculturalism Day|
|July 1||Canada Day|
|November 16||Louis Riel Day|
|December 10||International Human Rights Day|
Canada Day Celebration
Come and join our fabulous outdoor birthday party which is held in beautiful Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park. (formerly known as Fort George Park)
We would like to acknowledge and thank the Lheidli T’enneh Nation for welcoming us all to their traditional territory.
The park encompasses approximately 74 acres and is located in the south end portion of the city, overlooking the Fraser river. Access to the park is from either 17th Ave or 20th Ave off Queensway. An estimated 12,000 adults and children attend the festival annually.
Opening ceremonies start at noon and include the serving of a huge 3′ x 8′ birthday cake. The main stage offers five hours of non-stop performances including a wide variety of culturally diverse entertainers. Ethnic food concessions offer an array of dishes from around the world.
Come and stroll through the Craft Fair located to the right of the main stage, where a wide range of local artisans offer an assortment of handmade crafts and merchandise.
Kids of all ages can participate at the children’s pavilion which offers hands-on crafts and face painting. They can also attend the adventure playground and water spray park, as well as take a ride on the miniature railway train.
The Festival concludes at 7 p.m. followed at 11 pm by a spectacular fireworks display set off on top of Connaught Hill Park.
No admission is charged to attend this family-oriented event.
Picnic coolers are permitted, but no alcohol is allowed on site.
We're always looking for volunteers to join the Multicultural Heritage Society