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Hearken back 100 years this Pitt Meadows Day

The Pitt Meadows Day parade begins at 11 a.m. - The News/files
The Pitt Meadows Day parade begins at 11 a.m.
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This year’s party to celebrate Pitt Meadows promises to be bigger and better as the city marks its centennial.

Originally started 74 years ago as a strawberry tea to cheer up the community during the Great Depression, Pitt Meadows Day has grown into a much anticipated annual event that begins with a hearty pancake breakfast and ends with a bang – fireworks lighting up the sky.

Fittingly, the centennial is the theme for this year’s celebration, with activities in the park being extended to 8 p.m. Saturday.

“We’ve asked everybody in the parade to consider a heritage approach,” said Rick Higgs, of the Pitt Meadows Day Society.

There will be a heritage photo booth where groups can don period costumes and get their pictures taken.

“Come to meet as a community and enjoy a celebration of events and summer fun for the whole family,” he added.

Events

• 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.: Pitt Meadows Lions Club host a pancake breakfast at Heritage Hall. $4/ adult, $2/ children 12 & under;

• 9 a.m.: Parade participants check-in at the booth on the corner of Blakely Road and Hammond Road.

• 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.: The parade starts at Blakely Road and Hammond Road, goes west on Hammond Rd. and north on Harris Rd. to end at the Harris Road Park.

• Noon to 5 p.m.: Enjoy free activities at Harris Park including crafts, carnival games, a historic car display and the centennial photo booth.

• 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.: Centennial Stage at Harris Road Park will feature free concerts by local artists including The Face Plants, Sm:)e, Sons of Ascent, Shades of Green, The Mortimers, Penelope Above, DaniElle and One More Girl.

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