Canada Day at Polson Park underway

Fesitivities in Vernon conclude with fireworks at 10:30 p.m.

Polson Park is full of activities as Canada Day festivities are underway this afternoon.

“The July 1 activities will kick off in the park at 10 a.m., with the official opening ceremonies and cake cutting starting at 1 p.m.,” said North Okanagan Canada Day Society president David Frost. “We are excited to announce extreme motocross, ATV rides and a freestyle skateboard competition is back again, and new this year will be the first annual bicycle and scooter decorating contest and parade.”

“We also have a fantastic line up of stage events as well as food vendors, a dunk tank, mini golf, military display by the BC Dragoons and carnival games presented by Emmanuel Baptist Church.”

Related: Vernon Canada Day festivities schedule released

Stage 1

10 a.m. — Sadok Ukrainian Dancers

11 a.m. — Armonia

11:45 a.m. – Chinese Rejoicing Team

12:15 p.m. – Kids bike parade

12:45 p.m. — Kalamalka Highland Pipe Band

1 p.m. – Opening Ceremonies: Colour Party, dignitaries, speeches

1:15 p.m. — Singing of O’ Canada (Shaughnessy Rose) in English and French (cake cutting, Stage 2)

1:45 p.m. — Shaughnessy Rose

2:30 p.m. — Fiddler and the Keys (Old Time Music, Dance)

3:30 p.m. — Lief David, Magician

Field

11:30 a.m. — 1:30 p.m. – Dump Runz dunk tank with special guests

9 a.m. – 4 p.m. — ATV, dirt bike and off-road vehicle static displays on the east end of the track

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. — Mini golf

11 a.m. and 2 p.m. — Extreme motocross demonstrations with Reagan Sieg

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. — Vernon ATV Club with a special course geared up to give rides to kids in a side by side train.

1 p.m. – 3 p.m. — Special Canada Day skateboard competition sponsored by Okanagan Skate Co. and Primitive Canada with other special sponsors to be announced. Check with Okanagan Skate Co. for further details.

Canada Day festivities will close with the annual fireworks display, set for 10:30 p.m., at Kin Beach. A flyover and group skydive are set to be held at 9:15 p.m.

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