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Plenty to do at city's big bash

If you are looking to pack a whole lot of activities into your Canada Day celebrations and intend on heading to the Steveston Salmon Festival, you will not be disappointed.

If you are looking to pack a whole lot of activities into your Canada Day celebrations and intend on heading to the Steveston Salmon Festival, you will not be disappointed.

There's something to do for everyone in the family during the 68th annual event at the Steveston Community Centre.

Got a green thumb? Then the Horticulture Show, which has been a mainstay at the Salmon Festival since 1969, is for you.

It is a professionally judged flower and garden show, which has remained popular among local garden enthusiasts of all ages (there is a special category for children) who enter their stunning roses, charming wild flowers, mouth-watering vegetables and herbs, and other plants that are rare and beautiful.

The kids will be well entertained during your day out in Steveston. First off, there's the Carnival and the return this year of Funtastic Inflatables which will take over the baseball diamond in the east field and offer inflatable fun for all ages, plus carnival games, and a concession.

The Children's Festival at Steveston Park features games, face painting, crafts, entertainers, and a multitude of excitement for children of all ages.

Featured Attractions include:

? Knowledge First Financial bouncy castle

? TaDa Lady with Angela Brown

? Face Painting

? Carnival Games and prizes

? Nylon Zoo - storytelling fish!

? Psanky egg making

If it's some music you want to hear from some up and coming performers, the Youth Rock Fest should be on your hit list.

Just follow the sweet sounds coming from the Steveston Lacrosse Box (behind the community centre) and take in the acts which start at noon and run until 5 p.m.

The talent lineup includes:

12 to 12: 45 p.m. - In Too Deep

1 to 1: 45 p.m. - Six and Counting

2 to 2: 45p.m. - Search Party

3 to 3: 45 p.m. - Oden

4 to 4: 45 p.m. - No Boy

The youth-run festival also features a barbecue, plenty of room to dance and a three-on-three hockey tournament.

So, what could be better than great music, great food and great fun?

For more information about these, and other events, at the 2013 Steveston Salmon Festival, visit stevestonsalmonfest.ca.

praphael@richmond-news.com

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