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Canada Day event returns to Riverside Park in Kamloops

The day will begin with a pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., hosted by the Lions Club
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Following a pandemic-induced two-year hiatus, Canada Day festivities will return to Riverside Park on Friday, July 1.

The day will begin with a pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., hosted by the Lions Club.

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Kamloops Arts Council is presenting Art in the Park, Artisan Market and various performing arts. More than 60 artists and artisans will show and sell their work. The juried show will feature a variety of art and fine crafts.

The Canada Day opening ceremony will take place at 10:30 a.m. at the Rotary Bandshell, with the Kamloops Multicultural Society’s Folkfest International Food Fair set to go from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Unlike previous years, there be not be a fireworks display, due to fire concerns.

For those thinking of ways to get downtown, note that transit is free on Canada Day, with routes operating on Saturday schedules. Go online to bctransit.com/kamloops for schedule information.

Visitors to Riverside Park are reminded that park improvements are still underway, resulting in some park amenities not being available. Beach access and the water park are unavailable and the main washrooms are under construction. Work is anticipated to be completed later this summer.

For more information on Canada Day events, go online to kamloops.ca. For more information on Art in the Park, go online to kamloopsarts.ca.