Canada Day

Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum takes to the stage in Cloverdale during Canada Day, with other dignitaries including MP Sukh Dhaliwal (stage left) and Mounties in red serge (stage right). (Photo: City of Surrey)

Surrey MP, Mounties treatment an ‘embarrassment’ on Canada Day

Sukh Dhaliwal says ‘attempts by the city to prevent me from participating in Canada Day was deeply disappointing’

 

People protest and march on Wellington street against COVID-19 health measures during Canada Day in Ottawa, Ontario, on Friday July 1, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg

Canada Day protests lacked convoy’s ‘perfect storm of amplification,’ expert says

Ottawa Police Service and parliamentary security learned from the winter demonstrations

 

Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation master carver Joe Martin orchestrates the raising of a new totem pole for Opitsaht on July 1, 2022. (Nora O’Malley photo)

Truth-speaking Vancouver Island totem pole unveiled on Canada Day

July 1 ceremony on the shores of the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations village of Opitsaht near Tofino

 

Victoria’s Inner Harbour was packed Friday as crowds gathered to celebrate the return of in-person Canada Day activities with live music, food, and vendors. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Music, food, and fun mark Canada Day in Victoria

The Inner Harbour was packed with hundreds of people ahead of the night’s fireworks display

Victoria’s Inner Harbour was packed Friday as crowds gathered to celebrate the return of in-person Canada Day activities with live music, food, and vendors. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
A family dressed in Canada Day garb sits along Beacon Avenue Friday to take in Sidney’s Canada Day Parade. The parade returned in person after a two years due to the pandemic. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Canada Day returns to Sidney with parade, boat building challenge

Hundreds filled the downtown area Friday after two years of no in-person celebrations

A family dressed in Canada Day garb sits along Beacon Avenue Friday to take in Sidney’s Canada Day Parade. The parade returned in person after a two years due to the pandemic. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Crowds troop down Gorge Road West at the Gorge Canada Day Picnic on July 1 in Saanich. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Crowds flock to return of Gorge Canada Day Picnic in Saanich

Food, music, art, family fun and more part ofJuly 1 celebrations

Crowds troop down Gorge Road West at the Gorge Canada Day Picnic on July 1 in Saanich. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
On Friday, July 1, Canada will celebrate its 155th birthday. How much do you know about Canada, its history and its people? (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: How much do you know about Canada?

Canada’s 155th birthday is on Friday, July 1

On Friday, July 1, Canada will celebrate its 155th birthday. How much do you know about Canada, its history and its people? (Black Press file photo)
Mae Browne was visiting Metchosin from Victoria for its Canada Day festivities with her family. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Canada Day in the West Shore

Crowds visited events in Langford, Metchosin

Mae Browne was visiting Metchosin from Victoria for its Canada Day festivities with her family. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Blaine Chalk poses for a photo in front of his home in London, Ont., where he flies a version of the Canadian Flag designed by Indigenous artist Curtis Wilson, Monday, June 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Geoff Robins

After ‘Freedom Convoy,’ Canadian flag has taken on new meaning for some this year

‘It’s getting a connotation of: People who are the loudest are always the ones waving the flag’

Blaine Chalk poses for a photo in front of his home in London, Ont., where he flies a version of the Canadian Flag designed by Indigenous artist Curtis Wilson, Monday, June 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Geoff Robins
June 21, 2022 - A traditional canoe arrives in the Inner Harbour to signal the start of National Indigenous Day celebrations in downtown Victoria. Don Denton photo

Canoe protocol to start Victoria’s Canada Day events

Mayor and other officials will ask to come ashore to honour Lekwungen peoples

June 21, 2022 - A traditional canoe arrives in the Inner Harbour to signal the start of National Indigenous Day celebrations in downtown Victoria. Don Denton photo
Signs are pictured on Parliament Hill prior to Canada Day, in Ottawa on Monday, June 27, 2022. Many communities are reimagining Canada Day celebrations to recognize Indigenous people as the country continues to reckon with its legacy following the discovery of possible unmarked graves at former residential schools. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Reimagining Canada Day: Celebrations take new approach to honour Indigenous people

Celebrations of Canadian pride balanced with country’s difficult history with Indigenous people

Signs are pictured on Parliament Hill prior to Canada Day, in Ottawa on Monday, June 27, 2022. Many communities are reimagining Canada Day celebrations to recognize Indigenous people as the country continues to reckon with its legacy following the discovery of possible unmarked graves at former residential schools. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
People arrive at a city park on Canada Day in Montreal, Wednesday, July 1, 2020. Canada Day celebrations are making a return after two years of scaled-down festivities, but some Canadians hoping to catch a traditional parade may be out of luck. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Some cities rethinking Canada Day parades amid rising costs, funding challenges

Montreal not the only city concerned about Canada Day parade costs and security

People arrive at a city park on Canada Day in Montreal, Wednesday, July 1, 2020. Canada Day celebrations are making a return after two years of scaled-down festivities, but some Canadians hoping to catch a traditional parade may be out of luck. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
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EDITORIAL: Canada Day reflects on all of us

July 1 is traditionally a day we proudly wrap ourselves in the…

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Canada Day festivities return to Saanich with the Gorge Canada Day Picnic. (Black Press Media file photo)

What’s happening in Greater Victoria on Canada Day?

Events return in Saanich and Sooke while making a debut in Langford

Canada Day festivities return to Saanich with the Gorge Canada Day Picnic. (Black Press Media file photo)
People cheer during Canada Day celebrations on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Sunday, July 1, 2018. This year will see an “unprecedented and unique Canada Day” with a never-before-seen security posture in the city, says an Ottawa police officer on condition of anonymity at a technical briefing for media on Friday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Ottawa police say this year’s Canada Day will see ‘unprecedented’ security response

Police are aware of demonstrations in the works and are ‘planning accordingly’

People cheer during Canada Day celebrations on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Sunday, July 1, 2018. This year will see an “unprecedented and unique Canada Day” with a never-before-seen security posture in the city, says an Ottawa police officer on condition of anonymity at a technical briefing for media on Friday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Fireworks, performances and other multicultural festivities will return for Victoria’s first in-person Canada Day event in three years. (Courtesy of the City of Vicotria)

Victoria Canada Day back with multicultural performances, activities and food

A canoe protocol with local First Nations, fireworks, street market among July 1 events

Fireworks, performances and other multicultural festivities will return for Victoria’s first in-person Canada Day event in three years. (Courtesy of the City of Vicotria)
DJ Shub poses for a photograph at the media wall after winning contemporary Indigenous artist of the year during the 2022 Juno Awards Broadcast at the Budweiser Stage in Toronto, on Sunday, May 15, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin

Full-scale Canada Day celebrations to return to Ottawa in new location

Juno Award winners Charlotte Cardin, Chantal Kreviazuk, DJ Shub and Walk Off the Earth scheduled

DJ Shub poses for a photograph at the media wall after winning contemporary Indigenous artist of the year during the 2022 Juno Awards Broadcast at the Budweiser Stage in Toronto, on Sunday, May 15, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin
Canada Day events are coming to Starlight Stadium in Langford. (Black Press Media file photo)

Canada Day events coming to Langford

Day of family friendly events being hosted at Starlight Stadium

Canada Day events are coming to Starlight Stadium in Langford. (Black Press Media file photo)
Canada Day celebrations return to the Sooke River Flats on July 1. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Canada Day celebrations returning to Sooke

Canada Day celebrations will return to Sooke this year after a two-year…

Canada Day celebrations return to the Sooke River Flats on July 1. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
Vancouver Island First Nations and supporters gather near Victoria’s Inner Harbour and at the legislature in the summer of 2021 to honour 215 children who never came home from a Kamloops residential school. Events marking the discovery replaced Canada Day events last year, but traditional city organized events, with heavy First Nations involvement, may return for 2022. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria seeking local First Nations’ involvement in July 1 events; fireworks returning

Canada Day plans still preliminary, more discussions needed before event schedule set

Vancouver Island First Nations and supporters gather near Victoria’s Inner Harbour and at the legislature in the summer of 2021 to honour 215 children who never came home from a Kamloops residential school. Events marking the discovery replaced Canada Day events last year, but traditional city organized events, with heavy First Nations involvement, may return for 2022. (Black Press Media file photo)