Join Fort St. John’s Canada Day festivities! Local organizations and businesses invited to participate

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Fort St. John invites local organizations, businesses to get involved in Canada Day celebrations



“Get Ready for Canada Day Celebrations in Fort St. John: Grants and Sponsorship Opportunities Available

As Canada Day approaches, the City of Fort St. John is gearing up for a day full of festivities and activities. To make the celebrations even more exciting, the city is offering grants and sponsorship opportunities for local organizations and businesses to get involved.

Grants of up to $1,000 are available for businesses and non-profit organizations interested in hosting family-friendly activities on July 1st. The deadline to apply for these grants is June 10th, so make sure to submit your application soon.

Businesses can also participate as event partners or sponsors, gaining exposure through the event’s marketing and recognition on the city’s media platforms. To sign up for this opportunity, simply email [email protected] by June 10th.

The city estimates that over 7,000 participants will join in the celebrations at Centennial Park, making it a prime opportunity for local businesses and organizations to showcase their offerings. Participants can also join the annual parade float to display their national pride for Canada.

Food vendors interested in participating in the Centennial Park festivities are encouraged to apply by June 14th. The celebrations will include a pancake breakfast at the fire hall and various activities at Centennial Park and the Festival Plaza.

Controversy Surrounding Fireworks Shows

In a recent decision, the council of Fort St. John opted to not cancel all Canada Day fireworks shows indefinitely, going against a staff recommendation. Instead, the decision to proceed with fireworks displays will be evaluated on a year-by-year basis, taking into account factors like drought and weather conditions. The final call on whether the fireworks will be canceled will be made on the Friday before the Canada Day long weekend.

This decision has sparked mixed reactions among residents, with some supporting the traditional fireworks displays while others express concerns about environmental impacts and safety issues. As the debate continues, it raises important questions about balancing tradition with sustainability and safety in public celebrations.

Join the Celebration

Whether you’re a business looking to get involved, a participant eager to join the festivities, or a concerned citizen voicing your opinions on fireworks displays, Canada Day in Fort St. John offers something for everyone. Stay updated on the latest developments by visiting the city’s website and make the most of this opportunity to celebrate and connect with your community this Canada Day.”



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