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June 30

June 30th in Sidney is the opening of "Sidney Days" and the community's big pre-celebration of Canada Day. Below is the full listing of events for the day in Beacon Park:

Time     Event
       
 10:00 am - 7:00 pm      "To Canada With Love" Travelling Pavilion
Photographer, Tim Van Horn has created the "Canadian Mosaic Project" which is taking him across Canada collecting stories and images of the people who make up this great country. The Pavilion will be at the Mary Winspear Centre and will include an opportunity for local residents have their photo taken, tell their story and become part of the biggest photo album ever created. 
       
 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm              Thrifty Foods Picnic in the Park
Bring a blanket down to Beacon Park for an afternoon picnic provided by Thrifty Foods and served up by members of the Rotary Club of Sidney by the Sea.  The picnic is by a suggested minimum $5.00 donation with all proceeds to Sidney Elementary School.
       
 7:00 pm    

Cultural Performance (Beacon Park)
7:00 - 7:15  Entertainment by Victoria Filipino Canadian Dancers
7:15 - 7:30 Viva Mexico! Folk Dancers
7:30 - 8:00   West Coast REACH

 7:45 pm     Colour Parties, VIP's form up (front entrance Sidney Pier Hotel)

 8:00 pm    

Opening Ceremonies (Beacon Park)
Parade of Colour Parties with Piper, ANAVets, Royal Canadian Legion, Kitty Hawk Air Cadets, 443 Helicopter Squadron, Sidney Volunteer Fire Department Honour Guard
Signing of O'Canada - Barbara Gill & students from Brentwood School of Music
Town Criers open event - Honourary Town Crier Bob Alexander, Sister City of Anacortes Crier, Richard Riddell
Citizenship reaffirmation
Performance by Pipe & Drum Band
Addresses by: MP, MLA, Mayor Laurie Gere of Anacortes, Mayor Steven Price, Chiefs
Presentations: RCMP, Nat Klein & Mayor's Community Builder Award

 9:15 pm    

Live music by "Strangers"

10:15 pm     Musical Fireworks Extravaganza  - Performance on the Pier with music by the band Strangers

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