Fort St. John prepares to celebrate Canada Day

BCITV
06/25/2018

JUNE-25-CANADA-DAY-PREVIEW.jpgPreparations are underway for Fort St. John’s Canada Day parade, set to run this weekend.

The festivities will kick off at 8 am with a free pancake breakfast at the Fire Hall, followed by the parade at 11 am – starting at 100th Street near Centennial Park, going north to 108th Avenue, then turning south on 98th Street.
The parade will then turn left on 100th Street then come south on 96th Street to return to the park.

The city says the event will have something for people of all ages.

“So we’re trying to diversify the event every year, offer more stuff for children and families, but also offer stuff for that sort-of early 20s market maybe, free of kids, so we’re trying to get everybody out there, something for everybody so you can expect to have a lot of fun regardless of your age,” said Marissa Jordan, Recreation Programmer for the City of Fort St. John.

The celebration will be packed with live entertainment, games, face painting, food trucks and a new edition - a beer garden.

The city says their main focus this year is safety.

“So it’s not necessarily an exciting component, but it’s very necessary. We really trying to get more volunteers, more traffic control, we have police presence on the route this year, just to really enhance that safety component – there’s a lot of children in this community, and the important thing is keeping them safe,” said Jordan.

For more information on events and times visit the City of Fort St. John’s Facebook page.

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