Happy Birthday Canada - what are your plans?

Boundary Sentinel
By Boundary Sentinel
June 30th, 2011

What are you doing for Canada Day? Hiking Observation Mountain? Eating birthday cake at Gyro Park? Taking in the vintage faire in Rock Creek or perhaps the rodeo is more your speed? No matter how you celebrate the day, this weekend holds a lot in store across the Boundary.  The Sentinel is pleased to give readers the calendar of events for this busy weekend, so there’s no excuse for you to sit at home – take in our local parades, parties, and other fun events!  Grand Forks Schedule of Events for Canada’s 144th Birthday:  7:00 to 11:00 am   Elks Pancake Breakfast – Overwaitea Parking Lot 7:00 am to 3:30 pm   Farmer’s Market 8:30 am                Art Gallery – Children’s bike decorating for parade. 9:00 am                Jazzercise Fitness Warm-up for The Early Birds – Gyro Park! 10:00 am              Boundary Artisans’ Faire – Heritage Courthouse Grounds 10:00 am              Parade start – Selkirk College Parking lot 11:00 am on         Food Concessions 2:00 pm                Grand Forks Art Gallery’s Popular Hot Dog Booth, Twisted Forks Catering, Totally Twisted Pizzeria, Rotary Kettle Corn, Jillybeans Ice Cream Truck, Doodlebug Chocolate, Overwaitea Foods Watermelon Feast 11:00 am              Opening Ceremonies with Flag & Color Party Arrives – Gyro                                  Park, Emcee Mayor Brian Taylor – Sports & Activities, O Canada                                – Allie Relkoff, Introduction – Grand Forks City Councilors, 11:10 am              Grand Forks Pipes & Drums 11:30 am              “Kids Zone” Games Begin – Kids Tug-O-War, Face Painting,                                      Temporary Tattoos, Arts & Crafts 11:30 am              Bernice & Co. band 12:00 pm              Opening of the Heritage Gallery in Gallery 2 12:30 pm              Canada Day FREE Cake – City Council and Overwaitea                                              Watermelon Feast 1:00 pm                Granby Dance Studio 1:40 pm                Sacred Circle Dancers of the Boundary 2:20 pm                Bernice & Co. band 6:30 pm                Zak Waterlow Audio Presents: The Sadies, The Ford Pier,                                         Vengeance Trio, Fish & Bird at James Donaldson Park  Performers & scheduled times subject to change   Rock Creek Activities for the weekend: 

  • July 1, 2011 – 2nd Annual Discover Rock Creek Canada Day Heritage Walk. Registration @ east parking lot of Rock Creek General Store at 8:30-9:30am. FREE. Contact Ann @ 250.446.2409 or annrexin@hotmail.com for more info. Non-motorized floats, wagons, all welcome to join in the parade. Join us for lunch at the Rock Creek Medical building, compliments of Rock Creek Medical Society, the Kettle River Lions and desserts by the Rock Creek Women’s Institute. 
  • Duck Race: Come chose your duck and cheer it on as it floats the Kettle River. Prize for first duck to cross the finish line!
  • July 1 & 2, 2011 – Vintage Faire down town Rock Creek. Antiques, collectibles, old car show, food, entertainment. Everyone welcome. For more information call Pat @ 250.446.2171 or rags-relics@hotmail.com. 
  • July 2, 2011 – Rock Creek Rodeo bull riding, barrel racing, barn dance and more. For more information check out www.rockcreekrodeo.ca or buckinghens@gmail.com