Thanks to the folks at the Shawnigan Focus for the Canada Day write-up – it’s going to be a great day, and I look forward to seeing everyone there!
If you’re in a Shawnigan state of mind, there’s lots to do on July 1 because the village will be rocking.
The day begins with a pancake breakfast at the Malahat Legion hosted by the Legion and the Mill Bay Lions Club, supporting their community projects. Breakfast will be served from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
After breakfast, the South End honours Canada’s history by raising the flag and singing O Canada at the flagpole at Cairn Park, across the road from the Legion hall.
Assembly for the annual Canada Day parade will happen just before 11 a.m. in Cairn Park, then the parade will lead off at 11:30 a.m. down Shawnigan Mill Bay Road to the Elsie Miles school grounds.
Find a good spot along the route to wave on local organizations, children on decorated bicycles, floats and more.
A Family Fun Carnival on the Elsie Miles grounds will include stage entertainment by Pony Club, Country Trio and belly dancers.
There are Kids Can Build projects made from wood, jousting and an inflatable obstacle course; a concession; games; fish pond; and Shawnigan Fire House.
There will also be a giant birthday cake. The grounds will be open from noon to 3 p.m. so come and enjoy.
A mini Canada Day Triathlon will offer a chance to get wet without going into the lake and a portable ball hockey game will also be set up for young hockey enthusiasts.
The Shawnigan Museum will open the museum so drop in for a walk down memory lane.
This event is hosted by the Shawnigan Lake Community Association and supported by the Province of B.C. and the Government of Canada.