Canada Day at Home
Date: Wednesday, July 1 2020
Location: Your Home!
July 1 marks Canada’s birthday and although this year’s festivities will look different, the show must go on—online and at home that is. Canada Day celebrations will move to online platforms this year as the City of Richmond, in partnership with the Steveston Community Society, celebrates Canada Day at Home on Wednesday, July 1, 2020.
The Canada Day at Home festivities look to capture some of the magic that fills Steveston Village every year but from the safety of family bubbles and home gatherings. Tune in to see a Welcome from Mayor Malcolm Brodie and take part in a city-wide singalong of O Canada led by Steveston’s own Audrey De Boer.Event Schedule
|9:45am||Mayor's Canada Day Greeting
Welcome from Steveston Community Society
Indigenous Welcome with Terry Point, Musqueam Knowledge Keeper
Singing of O Canada
Steveston Salmon Festival 2021 Promo Video
|10:00am||Home Parade Begins!
Canada Day Drumming Begins
CBC National Daytime Livestream: Facebook/YouTube
|10:30am||Pre-Registered Drummers Sign into Zoom Room|
|11:00am||6 minute national simultaneous drumming begins!|
|1:00pm||CBC National Broadcast: Daytime TV Show|
|5:00pm||CBC National Livestream: Facebook/YouTube|
|7:00pm||Lower Mainland O Canada Sing-a-long|
|8:00pm||CBC National Broadcast: Evening Show|
Home Parade & Best in Show Contest
Richmond residents are encouraged to decorate their front lawns and driveways, and dress their family and pets, in red and white to celebrate Canada Day and create a virtual parade, which will be viewable online on the @FunRichmond Instagram account.
There will be prizes for the following categories:
- Best Home Exterior/Driveway
- Best Dressed Family
- Best Dressed Pet
- Best Decorated Bike
- Best "Parade" - a short video of your family on parade in your yard, home or balcony
The Top 10 in each category will be selected and winners will be voted for by the public after Canada Day!
Submit your photos and participate in the parade using the hashtag #RichmondBCParade and tagging @FunRichmond!
Home Parade Prizing
Prizing for the Canada Day at Home Parade provided by WeAreRichmondBC.ca
The City of Richmond, Tourism Richmond and the Richmond Chamber of Commerce have joined forces to create Richmond's newest community hub, WeAreRichmondBC.ca. This hub is proud to support local businesses and supply the prizes for the Best in Show Contest.
Winners in each category will receive prizes totaing $100 from Richmond businesses including Sinfully the Best, Prickly Pear Garden Centre, The Juice Truck, D Original Sausage Haus, Ember Indian Kitchen, Banh Mi Tres Bon, Naked Snacks, Sweet Snacks, Fowl Farmer & Heringers!
O Canada by Audrey De Boer
Steveston Salmon Festival 2021: A Call for Memories
Home Parade Activities
Sparkle and shine in red and white this Canada Day. Here are some crafts you can create for your Home Parade contest entry! Follow along @FunRichmond on Instagram as we show you how to build these!
Canada Day Drumming
Be part of the legacy. Join the nationwide simultaneous drumming at 11am local time.
Registration Deadline is June 28
More details: Canada Day Drumming LIVE
Canada Day at Home will be capped off with virtual fireworks that can take place in your own backyard using a web-based application.
Start Time: 10:00pm, local time
Point your smart phone or tablet to the night sky and a 3-minute show displaying 3D Virtual Fireworks will begin.
Moncton Street to be pedestrian only on Canada Day
The City will limit part of Moncton Street in Steveston to pedestrians only on Wednesday, July 1. The move will enable safer physical distancing for people who may spend time in the community on the Canada Day holiday.
Moncton Street is one of Steveston’s main business thoroughfares and popular with people who visit the historic seaside community. It will be limited to foot-only traffic on July 1 from 7:00am until 7:00pm for three blocks between 3rd Avenue and No. 1 Road.
The temporary change is not aimed at encouraging people to come to Steveston. Instead, it is in place to make the environment safer by allowing more space for physical distancing. Steveston is a popular location for visitors, especially on Canada Day when it usually plays host to the Steveston Salmon Festival.
Find us online!
For the latest updates and to share Canada Day at Home with your friends and neighbours find @funRichmond online:
Check back for additional details of the day's events!