Canada Day celebrations this year in Penticton are expected to end the same way they did in 2022 — with fireworks.
The Peach City’s Lakeside Resort is bringing back its celebratory fireworks show on Saturday, July 1, following community-wide fundraising efforts that date back to March.
Brannigan Mosses, the resort’s general manager, confirmed with the Western News that a live band at the Barking Parrott will kick off the party by playing the national anthem before counting down to the 10 p.m. show.
Fireworks at Okanagan Lake Park will cap off what’s expected to be another busy Canada Day in Penticton, with city officials announcing this week that Gyro Park will once host day-long festivities.
That, along with the Lakeside Resort’s efforts, will join events like Ribfest at Skaha Lake Park and the annual Scottish Festival at King’s Park on July 1.
The city is offering free transit during the holiday.
”With this free shuttle connecting the three event locations, as well as a number of park-and-ride options, we hope to encourage residents to park the car and try transit,” said Kristen Dixon, the city’s general manager of infrastructure.
Brannigan adds that the resort is still hoping to raise more money ahead of the fireworks show.
“We are a little short of our goal and the more support we get, the bigger and better the show will be,” she said.
The Lakeside Resort brought back its Canada Day fireworks show in 2022, following a multi-year hiatus due to the pandemic.
Brannigan says there will also be other holiday-themed events in and around the resort on Canada Day.
People interested in donating to the show can do so through the resort’s front desk.