Canada Day

Over a hundred people showed up to the Resist Canada 153 rally at the Legislature on July 1. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Dual rallies take over Legislature lawn on Canada Day

Resist Canada 153 highlighted colonization and genocide, Unify the People called COVID a hoax

 

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Sophie Gregoire Trudeau on July 1, 2020. (CPAC screenshot)

‘This year is unlike any other’: Trudeau delivers Canada day address

Sophie Gregoire Trudeau and the Prime Minister release video celebrating the national holiday

 

Swing dancers performed at last year’s Canada Day parade in Abbotsford. This year’s celebration is all being done online. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Abbotsford celebrates Canada Day in a virtual way

Online activities include pet parade, performances and interactive play zones

Swing dancers performed at last year’s Canada Day parade in Abbotsford. This year’s celebration is all being done online. (Abbotsford News file photo)
(The Canadian Press)

Poll suggests many likely to find way to celebrate Canada Day despite pandemic

For 42 per cent of those polled, this Canada Day will be no different than any other

(The Canadian Press)
Greg Sturm (left) poses with native dancer Barry Albert during a Canada Day celebration, Monday, July 1, 2013 in London, Ont. Indigenous communities and leaders are sharing their Canada Day frustrations. THE CANADIAN PRESS//Dave Chidley

‘No celebrations’: Indigenous communities, leaders share Canada Day frustrations

Canada Day comes this year as Indigenous Peoples absorb reports of confrontations between the police and Aboriginal people

Greg Sturm (left) poses with native dancer Barry Albert during a Canada Day celebration, Monday, July 1, 2013 in London, Ont. Indigenous communities and leaders are sharing their Canada Day frustrations. THE CANADIAN PRESS//Dave Chidley
Summer Shen waves a Canadian flag while sporting a patriotic outfit during Canada Day celebrations in Vancouver, on July 1, 2019. The true north remains just as strong but might not feel quite as free with Canada Day celebrations being a little quieter and physically distant as people keep their guard up against COVID-19. From coast to coast to coast the usual festivities, parades and fireworks that accompany Canada Day have been cancelled in many communities this year because of COVID-19, but Canadians are still finding ways to mark the country’s birthday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Summer Shen waves a Canadian flag while sporting a patriotic outfit during Canada Day celebrations in Vancouver, on July 1, 2019. The true north remains just as strong but might not feel quite as free with Canada Day celebrations being a little quieter and physically distant as people keep their guard up against COVID-19. From coast to coast to coast the usual festivities, parades and fireworks that accompany Canada Day have been cancelled in many communities this year because of COVID-19, but Canadians are still finding ways to mark the country’s birthday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (The Canadian Press)

Premiers couldn’t agree on condemning systemic racism in declaration: Trudeau

Talk is cheap and it’s time to do things about racism, says Doug Ford

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (The Canadian Press)
Wanda Robson’s older sister Viola Desmond, the civil rights pioneer and businesswoman, is the new face of the $10 bill. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Canadians fail quiz on prominent BIPOC figures in history

Only 160 of 1,000 respondents were able to pass a quiz on racialized Canadians

Wanda Robson’s older sister Viola Desmond, the civil rights pioneer and businesswoman, is the new face of the $10 bill. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
The virtual pet parade for Canada Day is accepting submissions until June 15. (Contributed Photo/Stephanie Gallamore)

Harrison to host Canada Day, gone virtual

Celebrations streaming online this year

The virtual pet parade for Canada Day is accepting submissions until June 15. (Contributed Photo/Stephanie Gallamore)
This “shoebox float” is inspired by watching Canadian geese fly over Mill Lake. The Reach Gallery Museum is inviting the public to submit entries for its Shoebox Parade, which will be posted online on Canada Day. (Submitted photo)

Submissions sought in Abbotsford for ‘Shoebox Parade’

The Reach Gallery holds online event for Canada Day

  • Jun 8, 2020
This “shoebox float” is inspired by watching Canadian geese fly over Mill Lake. The Reach Gallery Museum is inviting the public to submit entries for its Shoebox Parade, which will be posted online on Canada Day. (Submitted photo)
Abbotsford’s Canada Day celebration this year is moving to an online event. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Abbotsford’s ‘virtual’ Canada Day event includes pet parade and entertainment

Month-long celebration also features cultural and family activities

  • May 26, 2020
Abbotsford’s Canada Day celebration this year is moving to an online event. (Abbotsford News file photo)
Councillors voted to provide funding for policing for Canada Day, with several caveats attached (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Victoria to fund policing for special events like Canada Day – for now

Police department had said there was not enough funding in its recently approved budget

Councillors voted to provide funding for policing for Canada Day, with several caveats attached (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Canada Day is the largest event the City of Victoria sees (File Contributed/Ken Kelly, DVBA)

Canada Day celebrations could be downsized in Victoria due to policing costs

Victoria Police Department requests cash to cover Canada Day celebrations, other big events

Canada Day is the largest event the City of Victoria sees (File Contributed/Ken Kelly, DVBA)