There’s no better place to celebrate your country than in your own community. Just like each ¬†journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, building a great nation starts right on our own front porches.

So get together with your friends and family members young and old, and paint the town red (and white) this July 1. The fun starts with a Lions Club breakfast at 8 a.m. at Grand Boulevard Park, and you won’t want to miss the parade that starts from there at 10 – it’s the biggest Canada Day parade in the province!

Lynn Valley Community Association members are invited to dress in red and hop aboard the LVCA float. Meet up at 9:15 at the flagpole in the Grand Boulevard Park, and be part of the festivities.

After that, there is lots of fun to be had down at Waterfront Park, but you can stay local by celebrating from noon to 4 at Lynn Valley Village. The event will include entertainment, market booths, kids events and games, and even a contest for Best Canadian Attire!

Of course, there’s no better way to end the day than with a block party. For some food and fun ideas to get you started, check out this link here.

Happy Canada Day, neighbours! We’re lucky to live in such a wonderful pocket of paradise.