Canada Day Celebrations
Saturday July 1st 2017 in the City of Duncan
Come join us for the Duncan Cowichan Festival Society’s musical celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday in Charles Hoey Memorial Park.
4pm - Canada Day Cake
at the centennial totem pole area in Charles Hoey Memorial Park
Cake supplied by Real Canadian Superstore
Canada Day Entertainment Schedule
Location: Train Station Parking Lot
10am - 5pm - DCFS Canada Cup
Mixed 4 on 4 Ball Hockey Tournament
- mixed teams consisting of 6
- always a female on the ‘ice’
- limited to 20 entries
- guaranteed 3 games
Location: MNP Stage
11am - Zumba
Starting off this birthday day with exercise, fun exercise with Roslyn at the helm.
Noon - Simon Sayz and guests
Now a local musician, he brings a selection of tunes to the stage that should be heard, the way he performs them.
1pm - Steve McKinnon
With his musical sidemen he leads one down a memory lane of classic folk/country/show tunes and well crafted originals.
2pm - Tropic Mayham
The beach party comes to the park to celebrate Canada Day complete with their Hawaiian shirts.
3pm - Kathy White Dancers
Award winning valley favourites.
From Mexico, now a Canadian citizen with a family and a business in the valley, he is afflicted with a fondness for latin and reggae music which he puts forth oh so well as a solo artist with acoustic guitar …
5pm - Black Moon
A 5-piece foot stompin’ hillbilly explosion…lap steel, three-part harmonies and a red-headed firecracker selling it all up front…imagine Patsy Cline rockin’ with the Stray Cats…originals and barn dance covers with a classic honky tonk sound…family friendly yet not boring at all.
6pm - Myrle
From the heart of Algonquin Park, this performer has been turning people’s heads with his brand of storytelling indie rock/folk… national rotation on CBC radio.
7pm - Sweet Potato Brown
By day, she mights be deliverin’ you your mail, but then there comes a time where she jumps on stage with her bandmates to perform for you some Steve Earle tunes and such…as in some splendid originals… we thinks you will like her.
8pm - Silver Chord
This trio performs their rock/pop /indie originals in such a fashion as to make you want to stand back and take notice…and then dance... fresh out as a new band, we feel they deserve this final slot of the day.
Don't miss it!
Sunday July 2, 8:30pm
Duncan City Square
** NOTE: There are no fireworks in Duncan on Canada Day… summer fire restrictions of course. But do check out the DDBIA’s yearly Downtown Xmas Light-up on the last Friday of November.
All of these scheduled musical events are designed to bring community together to celebrate our diverse local / Canadian and international music scenes, to give the opportunity to meet our neighbours, share a common experience and hopefully be able to now greet each other with a friendly smile on any future happen chance connections we are proving that downtown Duncan and the Cowichan Valley is... ‘a rather fun place to be’.