Fernie proudly celebrates Canada Day

Sunshine, smiles and birthday celebrations fill Prentice Park for Canada Day

The bike parade kicked off the Canada Day celebrations at Prentice Park in Fernie today.

The bike parade kicked off the Canada Day celebrations at Prentice Park in Fernie today.



Red and white colors decorated Fernie’s Canada Day celebration at Prentice Park.  The bike and pet parade launched the festivities with creatively costumed bikes, children and pets. After our national anthem ‘O Canada’ was sung in both English and French,

Mayor of Fernie, Mary Giuliano and Councillors Joe Warshawsky and Willard Ripley served birthday cake with the assistance of RCMP Chris Mahone. Councillor Joni Krats acted as the emcee for the event.

The dunk tank, real lemonade and sliced watermelon were right on target as a great way to beat the heat. Besides the Mountain Market there was plenty of fun with the kids’ craft tent, car painting, face painting, the 4-H petting zoo and bouncy houses.

On stage, Mat Duffus lead the stage entertainment bringing kids and parents onto the stage to sing and play instruments. The lovely harmonies of the talented Hark Raving Sirens brought truth to their bold name.

The music of Red Girl and 60 Hertz continues this evening along side the refreshment gardens. Fireworks will wrap up Canada’s birthday celebration at 11 pm.