Whistler celebrates 145 years of Canada 

Canada Day celebrations continue through the evening

click to flip through (10) PHOTO BY JOHN FRENCH - CANADA 1-4-5 Whistler Village was filled with residents and visitors watching the Canada Day parade and taking in other long weekend festivities.
  • Photo by John French
  • CANADA 1-4-5 Whistler Village was filled with residents and visitors watching the Canada Day parade and taking in other long weekend festivities.
 

The Canada Day parade made its way through the village, from Whistler Town Plaza to Mountain Square, beginning at noon on Canada Day.

Decorated bikes judged as part of Pique's Canada Day Pedal Parade event joined the entourage through the village.

Whistler Fire Rescue entered a vintage fire truck into the parade. The fully operational vehicle travelled carbon neutral as members of the fire department pulled the truck along the parade route using thick ropes. Other parade entries included the Whistler Intercultural Fest, the Whistler Sailing Club, Whistler Blackcomb and a number of Whistler businesses.

At 2 p.m. Mayor Nancy Wilhelm-Morden was at Whistler Olympic Plaza to share for Canada Day cake. Legendary Canadian children's performer Fred Penner took to the stage following the cake consumption.

Between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. the Coastal Sound Youth Choir will entertain at Mountain Square.

Vancouver bluessmith Jim Byrnes will play, along with the Sojounrers at Whistler Olympic Plaza starting at 8:30 p.m.

Fireworks are planned for 10:30 p.m. with the best viewing in the village set for Skiers Plaza.

The Whistler Presents concert series, which is bringing in the artists, is part of the RMOW's $2.685 million Festivals, Events and Animation (FE&A) program, funded through the province's Resort Municipality Initiative (RMI) program.

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