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Canada Day 150th Community Party & Fireworks

July 1 - 10am-11pm, Maffeo - Sutton Park

Building on the successful community celebrations held annually and organized by the City of Nanaimo and the Canada 150 Committee, Canada's 150th Birthday Party in Nanaimo is sure to be an event you won't want to miss. Here is a list of the exciting events we have lined up including:
  • Shaw Kids Zone, Maffeo-Sutton Park including:
  • Fabulous Food Vendors, 10am-8pm throughout: Maffeo-Sutton Park
  • Interactive Booths Including:
    • South Nanaiimo Panago Pizza
    • Nanaimo SPCA
    • Sunlife Financial
    • Vancouver Island University
    • Canada 150 Nanaimo Committee
  • Commemorative Bathtub Run from Nanaimo to Vancouver: 11:00am at the Harbourfront
  • H.M.C.S. Nanaimo of the Royal Canadian Navy Tours: 1-4pm at the Visiting Vessel Pier
  • Lion's Pavillion Stage, 10am-3pm Featuring:
    • Kumbanna Marimba
    • Purple Pirate
    • Kumbanna Marimba
    • Wunderbread
  • Community Stage, 11am-3pm Featuring:
    • Bastion City Cloggers
    • Chinese Dancers
    • Nanaimo Scottish Country Dancers
    • Ballroom & Latin line dancers NHCS +60
    • Amalgam-Eighters Square Dance
    • Aloha Nanaimo Hula
    • Vesna Dancers
    • Purple Pirate
    • More TBD!
  • A sneak peek excerpt from Nanaimo's new musical Blackstones & Bathtubs created by Nanaimo's own Katy Bowen-Roberts, Jessica Lowry & James Mark.
  • The Nanaimo 150 Celebration Show!: 6pm-10pm, Lion's Pavillion Featuring Performances by:
    • The Canada 150 Choir,
    • International Award winning performing Rick Scott,
    • West Coast Celtic Roots band Tiller's Folly,
    • Violinist Calvin Dyck,
    • Nanaimo's Award winning Blues Artist, David Gogo,
    • Vancouver Island's favourite tenor, Ken Lavigne,
    • Nanaimo's own Fiddelium,
    • The Musician's Association BIG BAND
    • And much, much more!
  • Fireworks Celebrations - Dusk, Nanaimo Harbour