If you’re looking to get out and mark the occasion with others, there are Canada Day celebrations planned for all three Delta communities this Sunday.
First up is the Tsawwassen Boundary Bay Lions Club party at Diefenbaker Park in Tsawwassen. The club’s annual event starts at 10 a.m. and goes until 2 p.m.
The fun will include free hot dogs and drinks, face painting, crafts, balloon twisting, a kids’ wood creation table and gymnastics for kids, says the club’s Canada Day coordinator Kim Carswell.
Elvis Presley tribute artist Ronnie Scott will be performing at the park as well. Scott hails from Vancouver and “performs his high-energy, authentic, respectful yet comedic, interactive shows across North America,” his website notes.
A huge Canada Day cake will be cut following speeches at around 1 p.m.
This year marks the local Lions club’s 50th anniversary.
Diefenbaker Park is located at 5579-1st Ave.
- Kirkland House in Ladner will once again be the site of a Canada Day celebration. The party goes from noon to 4 p.m.
New this year is a “New to You” garage sale featuring gently used items from Kirkland House, small household items, toys, books/magazines, linens, prints, mirrors, gardening tools, outdoor plants, collectibles, silver and china.
There will also be refreshments, a bouncy castle, miniature trains, spinners and weavers, and an agricultural display barn.
Live entertainment will be provided by Daryle Sherman, Peter Chipman and Jason (banjo) and Renee (fiddle) Homey as well as the Delta Police Pipe Band.
The Vancouver Morris Men will also be performing English folk dancing at Kirkland House before heading on a “city tour” of Ladner Village.
The heritage house is located at 4140 Arthur Dr.
- There will be a Canada Day party in North Delta at Chalmers Park from 5:30 to 10:45 p.m. There will be fireworks, children’s activities, a barbecue and food vendors, live music and an official ceremony. The park is located at 11400-76A Ave.
- There will also be a Canada Day celebration south of the border at the Point Roberts Marina. The festivities kick off tomorrow at noon and continue through Sunday.
The party features a bouncy castle, dunk tank, tug ‘o war, fish races as well as beer and barbecue gardens.
Saturday’s music lineup includes an open mic at 3 p.m. and the Soulux Band at 5 p.m. On Sunday, the lineup features Blackwater at noon, Jeffery Elvis at 2 p.m., Raincity Blue at 5 p.m. and the Soulux Band at 8 p.m.
Fireworks are planned for 10:35 p.m. on July 1.
The marina is located at 713 Simundson Dr.
- Emma Lea Farms on Westham Island will be hosting a Canada Day barbecue from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event, which will also feature live music and face painting, will see proceeds benefit the Reach Child and Youth Development Society. The farm is at 2727 Westham Island Rd.