Canada Day

Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum takes to the stage in Cloverdale during Canada Day, with other dignitaries including MP Sukh Dhaliwal (stage left) and Mounties in red serge (stage right). (Photo: City of Surrey)

Surrey MP, Mounties treatment an ‘embarrassment’ on Canada Day

Sukh Dhaliwal says ‘attempts by the city to prevent me from participating in Canada Day was deeply disappointing’

 

Hundreds came out to celebrate Canada Day at Chalmers Park in North Delta on July 1, 2022 after a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19 restrictions. (James Smith photo)

PHOTOS: Celebrating Canada Day at North Delta’s Chalmers Park

Hundreds of people took part in the festivities after a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19 restrictions

 

People protest and march on Wellington street against COVID-19 health measures during Canada Day in Ottawa, Ontario, on Friday July 1, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg

Canada Day protests lacked convoy’s ‘perfect storm of amplification,’ expert says

Ottawa Police Service and parliamentary security learned from the winter demonstrations

 

The Arkells perform in Cloverdale as part of the City of Surrey’s 2022 Canada Day event, the first in-person July 1 event since 2019. (Photo submitted: City of Surrey)

Canada Day celebration returns to Cloverdale after two-year hiatus

Arkells headline day of free live entertainment

The Arkells perform in Cloverdale as part of the City of Surrey’s 2022 Canada Day event, the first in-person July 1 event since 2019. (Photo submitted: City of Surrey)
Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation master carver Joe Martin orchestrates the raising of a new totem pole for Opitsaht on July 1, 2022. (Nora O’Malley photo)

Truth-speaking Vancouver Island totem pole unveiled on Canada Day

July 1 ceremony on the shores of the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations village of Opitsaht near Tofino

Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation master carver Joe Martin orchestrates the raising of a new totem pole for Opitsaht on July 1, 2022. (Nora O’Malley photo)
Surrey’s Canada Day celebrations were back Friday, ending with a fireworks display. (Photo: Surrey BC Events/Twitter)

PHOTOS: Surrey’s Canada Day returns with a bang

Event returned to Cloverdale’s Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre after 2-year hiatus

Surrey’s Canada Day celebrations were back Friday, ending with a fireworks display. (Photo: Surrey BC Events/Twitter)
Bayview Arts Collective hosted a makers market at Crescent Beach on Canada Day. (Geoffrey Yue photos)

PHOTOS: Bayview Arts Collective celebrates Canada Day with Makers Market

Crescent Beach event displayed the work of 24 artists July 1

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Bayview Arts Collective hosted a makers market at Crescent Beach on Canada Day. (Geoffrey Yue photos)
White Rock’s Canada Day by the Bay festivities, celebrating the nation’s 155th birthday, got underway with an opening ceremony on the MainStage in Memorial Park. This year’s event marks a return to in-person celebrations following two years of virtual entertainment during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Geoffrey Yue photos)

PHOTOS: Canada Day by the Bay returns with live music, celebrations

This July 1 marks the first in-person gathering at the White Rock waterfront since 2019

White Rock’s Canada Day by the Bay festivities, celebrating the nation’s 155th birthday, got underway with an opening ceremony on the MainStage in Memorial Park. This year’s event marks a return to in-person celebrations following two years of virtual entertainment during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Geoffrey Yue photos)
On Friday, July 1, Canada will celebrate its 155th birthday. How much do you know about Canada, its history and its people? (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: How much do you know about Canada?

Canada’s 155th birthday is on Friday, July 1

On Friday, July 1, Canada will celebrate its 155th birthday. How much do you know about Canada, its history and its people? (Black Press file photo)
Blaine Chalk poses for a photo in front of his home in London, Ont., where he flies a version of the Canadian Flag designed by Indigenous artist Curtis Wilson, Monday, June 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Geoff Robins

After ‘Freedom Convoy,’ Canadian flag has taken on new meaning for some this year

‘It’s getting a connotation of: People who are the loudest are always the ones waving the flag’

Blaine Chalk poses for a photo in front of his home in London, Ont., where he flies a version of the Canadian Flag designed by Indigenous artist Curtis Wilson, Monday, June 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Geoff Robins
North Delta-based Reckless: The Ultimate Tribute to Bryan Adams, featuring Sherman Friesen (left) as the voice of Adams, will be performing at the City of Delta’s Canada Day celebration at Chalmers Park. (submitted photo)

Celebrate Canada Day at North Delta’s Chalmers Park

Free family-friendly festivities taking place across Delta after two-year hiatus due to COVID-19

North Delta-based Reckless: The Ultimate Tribute to Bryan Adams, featuring Sherman Friesen (left) as the voice of Adams, will be performing at the City of Delta’s Canada Day celebration at Chalmers Park. (submitted photo)
Signs are pictured on Parliament Hill prior to Canada Day, in Ottawa on Monday, June 27, 2022. Many communities are reimagining Canada Day celebrations to recognize Indigenous people as the country continues to reckon with its legacy following the discovery of possible unmarked graves at former residential schools. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Reimagining Canada Day: Celebrations take new approach to honour Indigenous people

Celebrations of Canadian pride balanced with country’s difficult history with Indigenous people

Signs are pictured on Parliament Hill prior to Canada Day, in Ottawa on Monday, June 27, 2022. Many communities are reimagining Canada Day celebrations to recognize Indigenous people as the country continues to reckon with its legacy following the discovery of possible unmarked graves at former residential schools. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Fireworks will fill the sky above Surrey’s Canada Day event starting at 10:15 p.m. Friday, July 1, at Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre in Cloverdale. (Submitted photo)

See full schedule for Surrey’s Canada Day event Friday, July 1, with fireworks to follow Arkells

Event returns to Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre after a two-year pause due to pandemic

Fireworks will fill the sky above Surrey’s Canada Day event starting at 10:15 p.m. Friday, July 1, at Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre in Cloverdale. (Submitted photo)
People arrive at a city park on Canada Day in Montreal, Wednesday, July 1, 2020. Canada Day celebrations are making a return after two years of scaled-down festivities, but some Canadians hoping to catch a traditional parade may be out of luck. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Some cities rethinking Canada Day parades amid rising costs, funding challenges

Montreal not the only city concerned about Canada Day parade costs and security

People arrive at a city park on Canada Day in Montreal, Wednesday, July 1, 2020. Canada Day celebrations are making a return after two years of scaled-down festivities, but some Canadians hoping to catch a traditional parade may be out of luck. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
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Surrey RCMP reminds people how to stay safe this summer, Canada Day

Police say officers will be conducting impaired driving checks throughout July

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People cheer during Canada Day celebrations on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Sunday, July 1, 2018. This year will see an “unprecedented and unique Canada Day” with a never-before-seen security posture in the city, says an Ottawa police officer on condition of anonymity at a technical briefing for media on Friday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Ottawa police say this year’s Canada Day will see ‘unprecedented’ security response

Police are aware of demonstrations in the works and are ‘planning accordingly’

People cheer during Canada Day celebrations on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Sunday, July 1, 2018. This year will see an “unprecedented and unique Canada Day” with a never-before-seen security posture in the city, says an Ottawa police officer on condition of anonymity at a technical briefing for media on Friday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
DJ Shub poses for a photograph at the media wall after winning contemporary Indigenous artist of the year during the 2022 Juno Awards Broadcast at the Budweiser Stage in Toronto, on Sunday, May 15, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin

Full-scale Canada Day celebrations to return to Ottawa in new location

Juno Award winners Charlotte Cardin, Chantal Kreviazuk, DJ Shub and Walk Off the Earth scheduled

DJ Shub poses for a photograph at the media wall after winning contemporary Indigenous artist of the year during the 2022 Juno Awards Broadcast at the Budweiser Stage in Toronto, on Sunday, May 15, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin
The Arkells in a photo posted to the band’s website (arkellsmusic.com).
The Arkells in a photo posted to the band’s website (arkellsmusic.com).
RCMP looking for information regarding fireworks incident involving a nine-year-old girl at City Park on Canada Day (Black Press Media stock photo)

VIDEO: Girl, 9, injured by firework in Kelowna Canada Day shenanigans

The girl sustained serious, but non-life-threatening injuries

RCMP looking for information regarding fireworks incident involving a nine-year-old girl at City Park on Canada Day (Black Press Media stock photo)
Skies over Fort St. John were ignited by a municipal display of fireworks this Canada Day, despite a province-wide fire ban and 119 wildfires that have recently sparked across B.C. (Instagram/Yvett Michna)

B.C. city defends Canada Day fireworks as province sees moderate-extreme fire danger

‘Towns are burning down and here we are, trying to light ours up,’ says Fort St. John resident

Skies over Fort St. John were ignited by a municipal display of fireworks this Canada Day, despite a province-wide fire ban and 119 wildfires that have recently sparked across B.C. (Instagram/Yvett Michna)