Canada Day Celebrations in Full Swing
Prince George, B.C. – Thousands have turned out to Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park to celebrate Canada Day today.
The festival like atmosphere includes ethnic food, vendors, games, music, train rides and even a medieval fighting demonstration.
“We represent the timespan from the tail end of the bronze age right up until about 1650 when gun powder took over,” said Argyle McMillan, a 13th/14th century Scottish Knight.
The festivities officially kicked off at noon with the singing of the national anthem and speeches by area dignitaries, including Prince George Mayor Lyn Hall.
“The significance of this year’s Canada Day celebration is that it’s Canada’s 148th birthday, but it’s also Prince George’s 100th birthday, two great celebrations.”
Live music is scheduled all day, including two extra shows tonight, one by Reggae/World Music band Barefoot Caravan, the other by Prince George Persian/Fusion outfit Navaz.
The night will be capped off with fireworks at 11 pm at Connaught Hill.