Courtenay Canada day long weekend
Friday, June 29 - Simms Park, Courtenay
5- 10 pm: Canada Jam Battle of the Bands
hear all about it on JET fm!
Saturday, June 30 - Simms Park, Courtenay
7pm THE NITE BEFORE CONCERT IN SIMM'S PARK
6:30 -8:30 Nadia makes balloon art for kids
Concert will be MC'd by our own Steve Rossner from 97.3 the EAGLE www.islandradio.bc.ca
7:00 Come dressed in Beatle look alikes, for "The Beatlemania Costurme Contest" Great Prizes check out details and prizes on Costume Contest page.
7pm : Free Night Before Concert! the SUTCLIFFS bring Beatle Mania to the Simms!
The Sutcliffe Band from Victoria will give the Valley a great show with all the Beattles famous music. Come to the park to hear Shaun Wilson, Terry Marshall, Chuck Simm's and Damian Graham bring back all those great Beatle Songs and the best Rock music ever! Don't miss the night's production.
Sunday, July 1 - Canada Day
In Downtown Courtenay
8 - 11am 30th Annual All You Can Eat Kinsmen Canada Day Breakfast in Simm's Park
9 - 10 am: Parade entry judging - 5th Street. Cash prizes to be won!
9:15 am: Decorated bike contest at Lake Trail School - prizes for all kids
9-9:45am free registration at Woods & 5th Street for 5th Street Run
10:00 am: 5th Street Mile Run - starts at Woods Avenue.
10:30 am: The Grande Parade down 5th Street to Lewis Park
12 noon - 4 pm: Open House at Courtenay & District Museum
11 am - 11 pm: Open House at the Courtenay Legion on Cliffe Avenue
2 - 4 pm: Native Sons Hall Tea Dance with the Georgia Straight Big Band hosted by the Canadaian Daughters who will be serving birthday cake and tea and coffee.
7 - 9 pm: Celebrate Canada Concert, Sid Williams Theatre
In Lewis Park
9 am - 4 pm: Bounce Mania - free for children all day long
9 -3:30pm: Horseshoe Pitching in Lewis Park by tennis courts
11 am - 4 pm: Exciting craft and food booths in Lewis Park
11 am - 4 pm: First aid booth in operation all day next to tennis court at Salish Building
12 - 4 pm: Kids Zone, clowns, 7 Story Circus, games and more, free for all children
12:00 Luke Guthrie on Centre Stage
1 - 3:45 pm: Kids Bike Draw tickets given out in Kids Zone 5year to 12 year old children
1 pm: 25th annual Ducky 500-watch the duckies race down Courtenay River- make sure you have bought your ticket to win great prizes and help a great cause
1:00 Joey Clarkson on Centre Stage
1 - 3 pm: New, Classic, British and vintage car show
1:30 - 3:30 pm: Pool open for Free Swim
1:30 pm: CRA Children's Games in centre of park
1:30 cutting of the big Safeway birthday Cake near Centre Stage, come for a piece!
2:00 Des Larsen takes over Centre Stage
3:00- 4:00 Keisja Cox Closes Centre Stage
4:00 The Kids Annual Bike Draw, ages 5-12 can win a free bike and helmet, the bikes are donated by many of the service groups in the valley and this event is the highlight of children's events.
Canada Day in Simm's Park July 1st
8 - 11am 30th annual All You Can Eat Kinsmen Pancake Breakfast $5 per person
12Noon Opening Ceremonies "Oh Canada" with the Comox District Band
12-4pm Canada Day Beer Garden
1:30 Cutting and serving Safeway Canada's birthday cake
1:30 Registration of Jigging Contest entrants
2pm Children's Jigging Contest, open to all under 16yrs cash prizes 1st $50, 2nd $30, 3rd 20
3pm Ladies Nail Driving Competition, sponsored by Home Depot. This historical event held from early logging day festivities celebrated on Canada Days in the 1920's is not to be missed. All women are encouraged to take part from mom's to grannys for great prizes.
4pm Battle of Bands winners on Stage
Canada Day at the Sid Williams Theatre
7pm Celebrate Canada Concert - Canada Day in Courtenay ends each year with a 2 1/2 hour production directed and produced by Marlene Oloo. The concert is free to all but space is limited and a capacity crowd is expected for this free variety show.