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Get yer Canuck face on (and we're not talking hockey) this Friday

Nelson Daily Staff
By Nelson Daily Staff
June 30th, 2011

In Nelson Canada Day doesn’t begin at midnight on July 1.

It begins when the batter hits the griddle as Nelsonites get a taste of what is to come on Canada Day at the Lions Club Pancake Breakfast, 8 a.m. on Baker Street.

Celebrations in the Heritage City officially kick off at 10:30 a.m. Friday when Nelson Mayor John Dooley joins forces with other dignitaries to celebrate Canada’s 144th Birthday Friday at Lakeside Park.

Others joining in the official opening are Nelson Chamber president Chuck Bennett and Nelson/Creston MLA Michelle Mungall.

The opening ceremony also includes Kootenay Kilties Pipe Band, representation from the Nelson RCMP and City Police as well as Nelson Firefighters and Nelson Rotary Club.

The Nelson Pilots Association will have a fly over Lakeside during the ceremony.

Following the opening ceremony the day is filled with special events from the big stage including a performance by the Heritage Harmony Barbershop Choir, Brenda McJones Highland Dancers, Nelson Community Band, Glacier Harmony Singers and the Jude Davison 9 Piece Band, which concludes the day of entertainment at 8:30 a.m.

Lakeside Park will also be filled with booths inhabited by clubs and businesses from the region.

Chamber Directors and City Councilors are serving Canada Day Cake to the public at 11 a.m.

The annual Rotary Club Barbecue goes from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

And the day is topped off with the Canada Day Fireworks set to begin at 10 p.m. from the Lakeside Soccer Fields.

See attached list of Canada Day events in the city.

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