Canada Day in Fort St. James: a celebration of multiculturalism

It was Canada’s 149th birthday and as always, Fort St. James was ready to celebrate.

  • Wed Jul 6th, 2016 5:00am
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Mae and Miguel Romero with their daughter Marianna are excited to take part in the Canada Day festivities at Cottonwood Park in Fort St. james.

Barbara Latkowski

Caledonia Courier

It was Canada’s 149th birthday and as always, Fort St. James was ready to celebrate.

From the annual Canada Day Parade, various activities, entertainment and events took place at both Cottonwood Park and the Historic Park.

It was a full day of fun as the community celebrated their differences.

Many old and new from the Fort were eager to share their own cultures as everyone came together in celebration of the town’s diversity.

The Historic Park began with a flag-raising. There was cookie decorating, a pie eating contest and of course, the day would not be the same without the famous Fort St. James chicken racing.

At Cottonwood Park, the sunny day brought in an abundance of people who were eager to try various ethnic dishes.

Along with face painting, crafts and carnival games for the kids, everyone was able to enjoy a piece of Canada Day cake and even partake in a watermelon eating contest to beat the heat.

The “prize drop” put on by the Fort St. James Fire Dept. left many kids excited as they each had the opportunity to catch a prize and the day concluded with a fireworks show for all to enjoy.