The 68th Steveston Salmon Festival is a great way to celebrate Canada's birthday on July 1. Here is a list of activities in and around the Steveston Community Centre, 4111 Moncton Street.
For more information, visit stevestoncommunitysociety.com.
Schedule of events:
6: 30 to 11 a.m. - Pancake Breakfast
9: 30 to 10 a.m. - Kids Bicycle Parade
10 a.m. to 12 p.m. - Canada Day Parade
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Japanese Cultural Show 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Trade Show, Food Fair, Craft
Fair, Community Information Tables, Art Show
11 a.m. - Salmon Barbecue ($15 a plate meals continue until it is sold out)
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Children's Festival
12 p.m. - Opening Ceremonies
12 to 5 p.m. - Horticultiural Show
12 to 5 p.m. - Youth RockFest
Japanese Cultural Events:
The Japanese culture is rich in Steveston's history, and the Japanese Cultural Show proudly features displays and demonstrations of a variety of traditional arts.
At Kendo Hall (East Wing, Martial Arts Centre) 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Ikebana, bonsai and calligraphy dispays
12: 45 to 1: 15 p.m. - Tea Ceremony
1: 15 to 2 p.m. - Bonsai demonstration
2 to 2: 30 p.m. - Tea Ceremony
2: 30 to 3 p.m. - Ikebana demonstration
At Judo Hall (West Wing, Martial Arts Centre)
1 to 1: 30 p.m. - Judo demonstration
1: 45 to 2: 15 p.m. - Iaido demonstration
2: 30 to 3 p.m. - Kendo demonstration
3: 15 to 3: 45 p.m. - Karate deomnstration
The Japanese Cultural Centre is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and features displays from the Nikkei Museum, Japanese Language School, Steveston Bhuddist Temple and artistry including paper dolls, fish boat model displays, origami and Japanese crafts.