Members of the Lions Club served thousands of pancakes on Baker Street this morning for Canada Day.

Members of the Lions Club served thousands of pancakes on Baker Street this morning for Canada Day.

Canada Day at Lakeside Park: schedule, activities and booths

Here's your guide to events at the park today....

Here is the schedule for Canada Day today at Lakeside Park.

10:30 am Opening Ceremonies

Chamber of Commerce President Vice President Michael Borch

Mayor Deb Kozak Canada Day address

Nelson Pilots Association Fly Over, Colour Guard, Nelson RCMP, Nelson City Police, Nelson Firefighters, Nelson Rotary Club


Schedule (subject to change, all times approximate)

10:45 am O Canada Heritage Harmony Singers

10:50 am Heritage Harmony Barbershop Choir

11:15 am AFKO Choir

12:00 pm Nelson Community Band

1:00 pm Brenda McJones Highland Dancers

1-2:00 pm John Kaplan Strolling Magic Shows (throughout the park)

1:30 pm Everyman

2:30 pm Mountain Station

3:45 pm Playmor Junction

4:45 pm Kootenay Kiltie Pipe Band

5:15 pm White Lightning Blues Band

6:15 pm Charlie Jocobsen Band

7:15 pm Big Mama Blue

8:30 pm Sunshine Drive

9:45 pm Samba Band

10:00 pm FIREWORKS Display


Indulge and Enjoy

8am-11am Lions Club Pancake Breakfast Baker Street

10am Canada Day Cake on Display

11am Canada Day Cake Served Chamber Directors/City Councilors /Dignitaries

11am-3pm Rotary Club Annual BBQ Rotary Shelter

Community Display Booths and Activities

Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce Canada Day Flags, Pins, Canadian Flag Stickers, information

103.5 Juice FM Balloons for the kids

BMO Bank of Montreal Plinko game for families, BMO Bear to interact with kids and to hand out toys, Frisbees, beach balls, and information table.

Bubbles the Clown Face painting and Balloons

Bethel Christian Centre Games for kids and families

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Children activities and information booth

EZ Rock Sandcastle Contest (Lakeside Park Beach)

H.O.P.E. Church Follow Your Dreams interpretation tent

Joshua’s Giant Bubbles Giant 10 Foot Bubble demonstrations

Kootenay Co-Op Radio Information booth promoting Co-Op radio plus raffle draw

Kootenay Kids Society Puppet show props, bracelet making, toddler play area and info booth

Kootenay Lake Sailing Association Sail Boat rides by donation at the wharf 11-3, proceeds to Nelson Cares.

Kootenay Catamaran Catamaran sailing and instructional camp information.

Kootenay Quilters Guild Quilt square coloring competition with hourly prizes, raffle draw

Kootenay Spirit Festival Kids yoga, ribbon dancing, face painting

Nelson Public Library/Friends of the Library Craft making (bookmarks), free gently used books, summer reading program and information booth

Nelson Friends of the Family Children’s Fish Pond

Nelson Electric Tramway Society Historical museum display at the Streetcar Car Barn (Free Street Car for Canada Day courtesy of the Nelson and District Credit Union)

Nelson Minor Hockey Association Puck Shoot with Mallards. Prizes

Nelson Pilot’s Association Formation Fly By Opening ceremonies

Nelson and District Recreation Complex (RDCK) Carnival games, face painting near the boathouse

Our Daily Bread Information booth in cooperation with H.O.P.E Church

Save On Foods Watermelon giveaway

Selkirk College Balloons, balloon animals, and face painting or bubbles

SEEDS Senior Economic Environmental Development Society Tours of the Lakeside Park greenhouse and outdoor garden, raffle

Sparkling Life Family Chiropractic Canada Day will be the kick off to a summer long, free family treasure hunt. First clues will be provided. Prizes to be won throughout the summer

St Saviour’s Pro Cathedral Canada Day pinwheel making. Raffle draw, information booth on youth camps

Touchstones Nelson Museum of Art and History kid’s craft activities related to the history of Canada, and memory wall specific to Nelson. Watch for the historic “Ladybird” wooden speedboat on display.

Visions Alive Puppets Puppet shows and puppet play area

West Kootenay Early Childhood Educators Children activities including painting and crafts, information booth

West Kootenay Community Teeth Clinic Society Dental toiletries giveaways, information on the low income dental clinic

West Kootenay Grassroots Community Network Face Painting, children’s games, voter registration