Canada Day celebrations in Riverside Park made it a great day for thousands of people. The city offered free bus service for the day so there was no parking or traffic problems to deal with. There was also a free shuttle offered from the Lansdowne Market transit exchange to Riverside Park.
The Folkfest and Art in the Park had people coming in droves to see the sights, the entertainment and the art as well as to try the food from the multicultural booths that were set up throughout the park.
Cake cutting ceremony for Canada Day in Kamloops, BC
Councillor Tina Lange helps to cut the cake as the Miss Kamloops royalty looks on. The cake cutting is always a favorite with line-ups starting early for the free piece of cake they would be given. The cake looked great but I wasn’t joining into that line.
There were some very talented artists there with their artwork on display and for sale. The booths were set up all over the park and ISC entrance, overall displaying an exciting variety. What a great place to show the talented artists
One very talented artist is Carly Schmidt and she was busy working on one of her painting. She had several examples of her talent hanging for us to see. Click here to see more of her work on her webpage.
Another talented lady is Sheila who works magic with feathers and hats! This hat was beautiful, as were her others on display, check out her webpage for more info.
These appeared to be a popular part of the activities, I suspect the line-ups were a constant for the children’s activities that were on hand. The big inflatables included a spaceship and a pirate ship.
There was the Pirate magician and several actors dressed in costumes and wandering the park entertaining the kids and offering photo opportunities for the tourists who were also there enjoying the Canada Day celebrations.
The festivities began with the pancake breakfast at 7am and were ongoing throughout the day ending with fireworks at 10:30pm. Thousands of us enjoyed the day and it was great to see a big turnout spending the day in the sunshine having a fun time with their families and friends.Thanks to all who worked hard to make this special day a success, including the City of Kamloops workers who installed the gabion wall of sand to make sure the river didn’t interfere with the celebrations in Riverside Park. Well done!
Check here for more information about Canada Day and the National Flag of Canada.