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Peachland prepared to celebrate Canada Day in style

Fireworks are on the agenda pending approval by the BC Wildfire Service
The District of Peachland is planning to celebrate Canada Day all day long. (Metro-Creative)

Peachland will celebrate Canada Day with festivities starting early in the morning and lasting into the evening.

Highlights include the return of the Beach Run, a pancake breakfast and parade, music in the park and fireworks.

The Beach Run starts at 7:30 a.m. on July first, and the deadline to register is June 27 at 4 pm.

The 50+ Activity Centre (5672 Beach Avenue) host the pancake breakfast starting at 8 a.m. The cost is $7 for adults, $5 for kids six to 12, and kids five and under eat free.

Other events include:

  • 1-1:45 p.m. - Magician Leif David in Heritage Park;
  • 1-8 p.m. - Bouncy Castle Waterslide, Sparkly Tattoos (closed 4-5 p.m.), Canadiana Kids T-Shirt Project (2-3:30 p.m), games and activities;
  • 2:30-4 p.m. - Chill Out at Swim Bay;
  • 4-9 p.m. - Concessions with tasty foods and treats for purchase at Heritage Park;
  • 4:30 pm - Canada Day Parade starting at 13th Street and finishing at Heritage Park;
  • 6 p.m. - Official ceremony and cake cutting with the mayor and council;
  • 6:30 - 10:30 p.m. - Concerts in Heritage Park with the Elderly Brothers and Adam Fitzpatrick, Elvis Tribute
  • 10:30 p.m. - Fireworks.

Peachland has requested an exemption from the BC Wildfire Service to the current fireworks ban. If approved, fireworks will be set off from a barge on Okanagan Lake in front of Cenotaph Park on Second Street.

Fireworks are weather dependent and subject to cancellation due to increased fire danger risk.

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