Canada Day

Let's share our love for Canada this July 1st in Sechelt. All activities and events follow the guidance of Vancouver Coastal Health and comply with all provincial COVID-19 health requirements.

*times listed for the parade are approximate

Event Details

Drive-By Parade

This year the parade comes to you! From the comfort of your front lawn, balcony, or driveway, you can watch Sechelt’s Drive-By Canada Day Parade. Don’t live in Sechelt? You can watch the parade on Eastlink Community TV.

Want to be in the parade? Register vehicles and select your parade route here: https://form.jotform.com/201500578521043

IMPORTANT:

*Participants must remain inside vehicles

*No candy or treats will be thrown from the vehicles during the parade

 

Parade 1: West Sechelt / The Shores, starts 10am

Parade 2: ts'uḵw'um / Davis Bay / Selma Park, starts 10:50am

Parade 3: Tuwanek / East Porpoise Bay / Bayview, starts 11:40am

 

Roving Performers

Street performers will be strolling along the waterfront from 1pm – 4:30pm.

Enjoy the afternoon on the Davis Bay walkway or the Boulevard to catch a glimpse of clowns, hula hooping and traditional Chinese fan dancing!

 

Sechelt, Stronger Together Video

Tune in to the District of Sechelt’s YouTube channel on July 1st to view the release of Sechelt, Stronger Together - a tribute to Sechelt’s essential workers.

Featuring over a dozen local musicians, this heartwarming video is our way of saying “thank you” to all of the workers who keep our community healthy and safe.

#CanadaDaySechelt Decorating Contest

Share your love of Canada by decorating your house, car, sidewalk, or even yourself, for July 1 and you could win a $100 gift card to a Sechelt store of your choice!

How to enter:

  1. Between June 26 and July 1, share photos of your awesome “Canada Day in Sechelt” decorations on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook with the hashtag #CanadaDaySechelt *To ensure we can find your post, follow @SecheltBC on Instagram. If posting to Facebook, make sure your post is set to “public”
  1. Be entered for a chance to win a $100 gift card courtesy of the Sechelt Downtown Business Association
  1. Have fun showing off your decorations in-person on Wednesday July 1st when the Drive-by Parade visits neighbourhoods around Sechelt
  1. Winners announced Wednesday July 1st at 7:30pm PST.

 

RULES:

  • No purchase necessary
  • Contest runs from June 26, 2020 at 12:00am until July 1, 2020 at 4:00pm PST
  • All photos entered in the contest must have been taken in Sechelt, BC
  • Five $100 gift cards, courtesy of the Sechelt Downtown Business Association, will be awarded on July 1st for:

1. Best window display

2. Best house/balcony decoration

3. Best vehicle decoration

4. Best face paint/costume

5. Best sidewalk chalk design

  • By submitting your photo to the #CanadaDaySechelt Photo Contest, you state that:
    • you own all the rights in the photo, including copyright;
    • you have obtained consent from all the individuals appearing in your photo, including from parents or legal guardian of minors; and
    • you consent to the use of your photograph by the District of Sechelt for promotional use, during or after the contest closing date, without compensation
  • This is a contest supported by the District of Sechelt and the Sechelt Downtown Business Association

O Canada Sing-Along

Join us on Facebook or YouTube for a shíshálh story and welcome song by Angeline Valerie Joe and kwayimin Andy Johnson, followed by a bilingual version of O Canada performed by local music teacher Sara Douglas. 

Immediately following the 7pm salute to health-care workers, we encourage everyone to sing along from your windows, back decks, and front yards.

Volunteer!

We can't do this without your help!

Sign-up to volunteer for parade mustering, crowd control, or photography here:

https://secheltdowntown.com/contact/volunteer


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VOLUNTEER sign-up: https://secheltdowntown.com/contact/volunteer

 

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Contact: 

Siobhán Smith, Arts, Culture + Communications Coordinator

District of Sechelt
5797 Cowrie St, 2nd Floor
Sechelt, BC V0N 3A0

(604) 989-0804  ssmith@sechelt.ca