A wide variety of free, family-friendly activities and attractions are planned for White Rock's annual Canada Day By the Bay event on Sunday, July 1.
The day starts at 8 a.m. with the Canada Day Rock 10K run at East Beach, along with a 5K run/jog/walk event suitable for kids and others. For event info, visit www. dotherock.ca, or call organizer Mitchell Hudson (of Try Events), 7782920619.
From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the East Beach area will be alive with vendors, bouncy castles, facepainting by Jennifer Healy, a children's sandcastle event (registration at 10 a.m. for the first 200 kids), "Korki" the Clown balloontwisting skills and M&M Meats barbecue.
At West Beach, the action starts at 10 a.m. with vendors along the promenade, an open house at White Rock Museum & Archives, a firefighters' hot dog sale and more.
The Maximum Collision main stage at West Beach, emceed by Phil Davey, gets going at 11 a.m. with opening ceremonies, cake-cutting and a citizenship-renewal ceremony.
Performers on the main stage include Heidi McCurdy's choir (noon), Todd Brewer School of Music students (12: 45 p.m.), CARE (1: 30 p.m.), Doug Towle and Heidi McCurdy (2: 15 p.m.), Pancho and Sal (3 p.m.), Masonics (3: 45 p.m.), Ske Pasts (4: 30 p.m.), Trademark (5: 15 p.m.), Tommy Alto (6 p.m.), "Elvis & Marilyn" (7 p.m.) Walk on Dead (8 p.m.) and Their There (9 p.m.), followed by a fireworks show over Semiahmoo Bay (10: 15 p.m.).
A free shuttle to both beach areas will run from 10: 30 a.m. to 10: 30 p.m., from parking lots at Centennial Arena and White Rock Elementary.
For more details about White Rock's Canada Day By the Bay event, visit www. whiterockcity.ca.