Nanaimo Councillor Jim Turley
Canada Day Celebrations for 2020
Canada Day festivities will be a lot different this year across the country. Because of the global pandemic, the traditional celebrations normally taking place in Nanaimo at Maffeo Sutton Park with live entertainment, activities and a memorable gigantic maple leaf cake will be replaced with ideas to help you prepare for your own back yard celebration.
You are invited to visit this website page, Facebook Page and follow the Parks and Recreation Instagram Page (@nanaimoparksandrec) daily from June 22 until July 1. Each day a video will be posted featuring members of the community that celebrates Canadian culture, promotes national pride and gives tips and ideas on enhancing back yard Canada Day celebrations. The video topics will include food ideas, decorating tips and family fun activities.
In addition, contests will be posted through Instagram on the days leading up to Canada Day. The hashtag #nanaimocanadastrong will be used with each Instagram post.
JUNE 22 - "Canada Is" video (part 1) - we go out and ask members of the community to tell us what "Canada Is" to them.
JUNE 23 - "Canada Is" video (part 2)
JUNE 23 - "Canada Is" video (part 3)
JUNE 24 - Although we can't celebrate Canada Day in large gatherings this year, we can decorate and make crafts at home. In these videos, we will show you different ways to decorate.
JUNE 25 - Here are some more decorating ideas to help you spruce up your Canada Day Celebrations.
JUNE 26 - Here are some more decorating and craft ideas to help you prepare for your own Canada Day back yard fun!
JUNE 27 -We Canadians love our food. Check out these food ideas for your backyard celebration this year.
JUNE 29 - Check out these activities that you can do with the whole family as part of your Canada Day celebrations.
JUNE 30 -The year 2020 has been challenging in many ways, but as this video shows, we are #NanaimoCanadaStrong!
On July 1
Happy Canada Day, Nanaimo! We have put together some special video messages from members of our community:
We wish you a very Happy Canada Day and a healthy and happy year ahead!
Canada Day Ambassadors will be on site today at four Nanaimo parks demonstrating random acts of kindness and handing out Canada Day-themed items to help enhance backyard celebrations as the nation celebrates Canada's 153rd birthday.
In order to facilitate small groups, the Canada Day ambassadors will be travelling throughout the following parks:
* Bowen Park
* Maffeo Sutton Park
* Westwood Lake Park
* Neck Point Park
We hope we see you, and we hope we have helped you create your own memorable Canada Day celebrations today.