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Nelson Chamber of Commerce hosts Canada Day celebrations Monday at Lakeside Park

The Nelson Daily Staff
By The Nelson Daily Staff
June 25th, 2024

Anyone who’s celebrated a birthday knows turning 157 is a big deal.

That’s why the Nelson Chamber of Commerce pulling out all the stops to ring in Canada’s 157th birthday Monday, July 1 at Rotary Lakeside Park.

The community-wide celebration is an annual event hosted by the Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce on July 1.

Most of the day-long activities and musical entertainment will take place at Rotary Lakeside Park, however, the day will again kick off with the Lion’s Club pancake breakfast on Baker Street in downtown Nelson.

The Lions pancake breakfast is rich in history, dating back more than 50 years, with the exception of pandemic restricted times.

The Canada Day regional celebration is an annual event that has been supported by Celebrate Canada, The City of Nelson, RDCK electoral areas E and F, and several community minded business sponsors.

The free, 12-hour day gets underway at 10:30 a.m. with opening ceremonies featuring the Nelson Police Department, RCMP, Nelson Fire Rescue firefighters and local dignitaries.

There will be entertainment throughout the day following the opening ceremonies until10 p.m. in the evening.

As well, there will be numerous non-profits, community organizations and indigenous representation to provide cultural-based activities. Rotarians will feature the annual barbeque from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Rotary shelter.

Throughout the day, beginning at 9 a.m. sharp, Nelson Electric Tramway, celebrating its 32nd year, is hosting free rides to the public.

There is also an open house at the Tramway facility for the public, right up until the last ride at 9 p.m.

Volunteers will be manning both the Nelson’s Streetcar 23 as well as answering questions facility.

The free rides are sponsored by the Nelson and District Credit Union.

And, of course, the day concludes with fireworks at the soccer fields in Lakeside Park.

Nelson Fire and Rescue Services would like to remind the public that all boat owners moored next to the Lakeside soccer fields at Rotary Lakeside park to remain outside of the firework firing zone along soccer fields.

“Boat owners can relocate their boats to the area west of duck bay, (near) the mall, or beyond the soccer fields towards the beach,” Nelson Fire and Rescue Services said in a media release.

“Be advised that Firefighters will be setting up the fireworks at 7 p.m. We look forward to seeing everyone enjoying the show.”


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