The Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce is hosting a free family fun day, July 1st, in celebration of Canada Day! This year also commemorates the City of Nelson’s 125th birthday.

What will the day look like?

Canada Day kicks off on Baker Street with annual Lions Club Pancake Breakfast that runs from 8 to 11 am. Activities continue throughout the day at Rotary Lakeside Park Opening Ceremonies start at 10:30 am with local dignitaries celebrating our diversity and culture. Entertainment on stage gets underway at around 10:45 am following the opening ceremonies and runs through 9:45 pm.

One of the highlights each year is the giant 4 by 8 foot Canada Day birthday cake served up at 11 am by Chamber directors and local dignitaries.

In fact, you can indulge throughout the day at the Rose Garden Café or enjoy the Rotary Club’s annual BBQ from 11 am to 3 pm at the Rotary shelter.

There will be lots of community groups and organizations at this year’s event, all of them offering up family oriented kids’ activities, from sandcastles to bouncy castles, kids’ fishpond,  face painting, tattoos and more.

The firework finale at around 10 pm will end off this fun celebration!