Everyone’s Canadian on Canada Day! And what better way to celebrate Canada’s birthday than at the beach? On July 1, head to West Beach (Memorial Park) for an all-day long party!  The waterfront will be alive with entertainers, live music, local artisans and family-friendly beach activities.

The day will start with a pancake breakfast hosted in Bayview Park, followed by a White Rock RCMP-led community walk along the promenade toward Memorial Plaza where a welcoming ceremony celebrating what it means to be Canadian will be held at noon.

Memorial Park will host entertainment and music at the Memorial Park Mainstage all day long, including headliners Ten Souljers, a Vancouver-based band who have accumulated a huge repertoire of songs, from Top 40 anthems to the best of the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s 90’s and 2000’s. Ten Souljers will hit the stage at 8:30 pm.  Other highlights include:

  • Luv Randhawaa Canadian-British singer whose music brings together elements of Bhangra, Hip-Hop, Blues, Rock, Drum n’ Bass, Electronica and World Music. The use of modern instruments and arrangements infused with Punjabi folk sounds gives his music a memorable vibe. (7:00pm)
  • Raincity –  a Vancouver-based Glam-Rock band fronted by women on saxophone and vocals. The five members of Raincity combine their eclectic influences and perform a unique and explosive live show. (5:00 pm)
  • Waceya Metis Youth Dance Troupe from the Waceya Metis Society (serving White Rock & Langley Metis citizens) is a youth performance group sharing traditional Metis jibs and reels. (6:15 pm)

Local artisans, community groups and vendors will be set up along the White Rock Promenade on West Beach starting at the White Rock Museum, and featured this year is an interactive Kids Zone, presented by Landmark Properties, with free beach games, an inflatable obstacle course, a toddler area and more.

The festivities will close out with a fireworks finale, presented by Allure Ventures, at 10:15 p.m. The fireworks will be visible from anywhere along the waterfront.

Visit the event website for more information and a complete schedule of performers.