Baker Street Blues frontman Stelio Calagias leads spectators through an impromptu dance during a Canada Day performance at Lakeside Park. Photo: Tyler Harper

Dance like you’re 150

Canada Day celebrations are on all day at Lakeside Park

A party 150 years in the making is underway at Lakeside Park.

Canada Day celebrations kicked off Saturday morning with speeches, music and an impromptu dance party during a set by Baker Street Blues.

The fun will continue throughout the day until fireworks are set off at 10 p.m.

Scroll down for video and pictures of the show.


Nelson-Creston MLA Michelle Mungall spoke to the crowd. Photo: Tyler Harper

City councillor Michael Dailly (left), Mayor Deb Kozak (centre) and councillor Janice Morrison were on cake duty. Photo: Tyler Harper

Lakeside Park was packed with revelers for the event. Photo: Tyler Harper

Sava Tisma was rocking the red as he toddled around the park. Photo: Tyler Harper

Don Courson, vice president of the Nelson and Area Metis Association, was on hand with information about First Nations history. Photo: Tyler Harper

Nelson Police Chief Paul Burkart (right) didn’t appear to be sweating in his uniform despite the hot sun overhead. Photo: Tyler Harper

There was no mistaking what holiday Aviva Keely, her son Joshua and daughter Lia were celebrating Saturday. Photo: Tyler Harper