COURTENAY, B.C. –The Comox Valley is marking Canada’s 152nd birthday with a two-day party.

Courtenay Canada Day celebrations are set for Sunday and Monday at Lewis Park and downtown.

 This year Courtenay’s Canada Day features performers, YANA Dunk Tank, a three storey inflatable slide, a 19 Wing glider and robot display, and a 4H petting zoo.

 New this year is “Comox Valley Arts: Try It” where the public is invited to come explore a variety of art media and test skills at a DJ Booth.

 Another highlight is Monday morning’s Canada Day Parade that gets going at 10:00am.

 This year’s parade theme is “Canadian Threads: The Colourful Costumes of Canada”. 

 The parade travels along 5th Street from Menzies Avenue to Lewis Park with a fly-by at the start of the parade by 19 Wing Comox.

 Here is a schedule of events:

Sunday, June 30th

  • Night Before Concert: Lewis Park, 3:30  – 10:00 pm, with headline performers The Boom Booms at 8:30pm

 Monday, July 1st

  • Kin Club Pancake Breakfast: Corner of 5th Street and England Avenue, 7:00 – 11:00am
  • 5th Street Mile Fun Run: Register at 5th Street & Woods Avenue from 8:00 – 9:00am
  • Canada Day Parade: 5th Street, 10:00am
  • Mainstage Live Music: Anela Kahimoe & Luke Blu Guthrie, 10:30am
  • Kids Zone: Simms Park, 11:00 am – 3:30pm
  • Comox Valley Arts, Try It!: 11:00 am – 4:00pm
  •  Opening Ceremony: Lewis Park, noon
  • Cake Cutting: Lewis Park, 1:30pm
  • Mainstage Live Music: Time Well Wasted, 1:00pm
  • Kids Bike Draw: Lewis Stage, 3:00pm
  • Canadian Threads Variety Show: Sid Williams Theatre, 7:00pm

The performer schedule includes:

Sunday, June 30th

  • Multi-Cultural Performances, 4:00 – 7:30pm, Lewis Park
  •  Queue the Music, 7:30 – 8:30 pm, Lewis ParkThe Boom Booms, 8:30 – 10:00pm, Lewis Park

Monday, July 1st

  • Comox Valley Concert Band, 9:00 – 10:00am, Civic Square (Cliffe Avenue/5th Street)
  • Tyler Bartfai, 9:00 – 10:00am, Corner of 5th Street and England Avenue
  • Comox Valley Drum Group, 9:30am, Downtown Courtenay
  • Anela Kahimoe & Luke Blu Guthrie, 10:30am – noon, Lewis Park
  • DJ Booth, 11:00 am – 3:00pm, Simms Park Stage
  • Time Well Wasted, 1:00 pm, Lewis Park
  • Georgia Strait Big Band, 2:00 – 4:00pm, Native Sons Hall
  • Canadian Threads Variety Show, 7:00pm, Sid Williams Theatre