Canada Day at Rotary Lakeside Park

Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce Presents

Canada Day 2024, Monday July 1 st, Nelson’s Rotary Lakeside Park

See the detailed schedule and events below.

 Schedule of Events

10:30 am      Opening Ceremonies: Chamber of Commerce President Karen Bennett, Nelson Mayor Janice Morrison Nelson Creston MLA Brittny Anderson, Nelson Police Department, Nelson Firefighters, Rotary Club President

10:45 am       Donna Wright (part of “The Old Ones”) along with James Guay and Lance Ledger from Kootenay Kids
will lead a community drum circle where all are invited to join. This will be held on July 1st at 10:45am at Lakeside
Park. All ages and drums are welcome. If you don’t have a drum, you are still welcome to participate!

11:00 am     Canada Day Cake served by Chamber directors, City Councilors, and local dignitaries.
11:00am      Phillip Seagram
12:00pm     Noon Nelson Community Band
1:15pm        Rocky Mountain Concert Band
2:15 pm       Brenda McJones Dancers
2:45 pm      Calum McPherson and Friends
3:45pm       Kootenay Kiltie Pipe Band
4:30 pm      Playmor Junction Big Band
5:30pm       Jon Burden
6:30 pm      Hurrie, Brown and Walker
7:30 pm       Baker Street Blues
8:30 pm      White Lightning Blues Band

10:00 pm   FIREWORKS Display Special thanks to The Nelson Professional Fire Fighters Association, The City of
Nelson, RDCK Areas E, F, The Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce, and many community-minded businesses
and organizations.

Indulge and Enjoy

8:00-11am     Lions Club Pancake Breakfast Baker Street
10:00am        Canada Day Cake on Display
10:45am         Canada Day Cake Served by Chamber Directors – City Councilors -Dignitaries
11am-3pm    Rotary Club Annual BBQ Rotary Shelter
10am-10pmRose Garden Café Rotary Lakeside Park

Bring your own lawn chairs, a hat and sunscreen and umbrella and enjoy the day!

Community Groups and Family Activities

  1. Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce Canada Day Flags, event information
  2. Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce Canada Day Cake
  3. Face Painting Embracing Life Facepainting Canada Day theme designs and more
  4. Save On Foods Bouncy Castle and giveaways
  5. Acorn and Oak Childcare Multi Age Kids activities, crafts, games and toys for kids of all ages, and lawn games.
  6. Kootenay Rhythm Dragons Interactive booth featuring paper craft and plywood Dragonboat replica. &
  7. Seventh Day Adventist Church Choose Health Booth, nutrition, health, exercise etc. facepainting, giveaways
  8. Canada Safeway-Sobeys’s West-Bounce Radio Kids games, freezies, giveaways
  9. Joshua’s Giant Bubbles Giant 10-foot bubble demonstrations
  10. Visions Alive Puppets Puppet shows, and puppet play area
  11. West Kootenay Climate Hub children’s craft table, origami boat making
  12. Nelson and Area Friends of the Family Sebastian’s Fishpond by donation
  13. Nelson Izushi Friendship Society Origami for kids, Japanese
    calligraphy, summer festival customs, sister city information, Friendship Society project information
  14. Nelson Museum, Archives and Gallery Button making, kids activities, museum and archives information
  15. Face Painting Clancy Moonbeam
  16. Josh Wapp Cartoonist Drawing caricature portraits on request
  17. West Kootenay Metis Association Cultural display, Tipi
  18. Selkirk College Selkirk College reps will be walking throughout the park with branded sunglasses and
    information about Selkirk Colleger

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

The Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce is pleased to coordinate and present the annual Canada Day
Festivities in Rotary LAKESIDE Park and would like to thank these businesses & organizations for their generous
financial support of the Canada Day entertainment and fireworks.

Celebrate Canada, Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce, City of Nelson, Regional District of Central
Kootenay: Cheryl Graham Area E; Tom Newell Area F, Hairy Productions, Nelson Professional Firefighters, Nelson
Rotary Clubs, Lions Club and these community minded businesses.

Adventure Hotel, Best Western Baker Street Inn, Columbia Basin Trust, Hipperson’s Hardware, Hume Hotel and Spa, Kalesnikoff,  Nelson and District Credit Union, Nelson Home Building Centre, Nelson Ready Mix, Nelson Toyota, Bennett Family  Real Estate, Hub International  Insurance, Save On Foods, Selkirk Paving, Nelson Kootenay Lake Tourism

When you stop into these businesses take the time to thank them for their ongoing support!