Mackenzie Sabatino (20 months) gears up to celebrate her second Canada Day. The festivities take place at Boitanio Park Friday from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Celebrate Canada Day Friday in Boitanio Park

Everyone in the Williams Lake area is invited to join the Canada Day celebrations happening in Boitanio Park Friday, July 1.

Everyone in the Williams Lake area is invited to join the Canada Day celebrations happening in Boitanio Park Friday, July 1.

The family festivities begin at 11 a.m. with face painting, games and activities that celebrate being Canadian and the cultures that make up our fabulous country.

Watch for the Suffragette March in celebration of Canadian Women starting to get the vote in 1916.

There will also be a Money Tree showcasing our colourful past and present currency.

Don’t pack a lunch, enjoy some of the diverse flavours of Canada.

There will be delicious foods such as poutine, sausages, curry, burgers and mini-donuts as well as many local businesses at the Farmers Market selling jewellery, handmade soaps, blankets and more.

The Williams Lake Farmers Market opens at 9 a.m. and will also be running through the Canada Day celebrations.

Performances on the Gwen Ringwood stage will begin at 11 a.m.

Official ceremonies by the Royal Canadian Legion and the Williams Lake Pipe Band will be at 11:30 a.m.

Stroll up to the skateboard park to watch some tricks at the Skateboard and BMX Jam starting at 11 a.m.

All ages and levels of skateboarders are encouraged to participate.

Save-On-Foods and Telus will be serving cupcakes at around 1 p.m. The celebrations conclude at 2 p.m.

This event is organized by a passionate group of volunteers and Recreation Services. Funding for the Canada Day is provided by the Canadian Government, Cariboo Regional District and City of Williams Lake.

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