ON THE FIELD
Centennial Field boasts the ‘Biggest Little Celebration’ around to commemorate Canada Day and to celebrate our great heritage and bright future as Canadians. With humble beginnings as a simple parade held in Sorrento, then as an event up at the Sorrento/Blind Bay Park until it moved to it’s present location on Centennial Field in Blind Bay, we put on a day long event that is family friendly and just a whole lot of fun!
Our Canada Day event draws together the surrounding communities of the South Shuswap including Sorrento, Notch Hill, Tappen, White Lake, Eagle Bay, Blind Bay as well as those from our neighbours across the lake in the North Shuswap, Salmon Arm, Chase, Kamloops and many, many tourists from all over the world.
Lion’s Club Breakfast
Our local Lion’s Club kicks off Canada Day Celebrations with a terrific pancake breakfast beginning at 8:00. Pancakes, sausages, coffee and good friends all with our usual dose of Shuwsap sunshine and you have all the fixings for a starting the day our right!
Face painting, giant sand box, chalk walk, crafts, story tent, fireman challenge, ‘train’ rides, kid’s carnival style 50¢ games with great prizes, bouncies and more!
With an all Canadian line up of various entertainment, the day has a non-stop line up!
Love food? We’ve got the best food vendors from Mini Donuts and shaved ice to full meal deals.
Love to shop? We’ve got amazing vendors drawing from our large selection of local artisans and craftsmanship to licensed product lines like Avon there is a large selection of merchandise.
Love to support? Community service and non-profit vendors are a valuable resource and will be on site to offer services and information.
We light up the skies beginning around 10:30pm with a spectacular display of fireworks set to music. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets, kick back and take in the fantastic fireworks as they burst above you.
For safety reasons, the No Go Zone is in effect from 6:00 until the all clear is given at the end of the fireworks show. This means that there is NO PARKING on Blind Bay Road from the Blind Bay Resort to Marine Drive and NO PARKING on the lower half of Centennial Drive or at the pump house. Vehicles will be towed away at the owner’s expense.