Celebrating Canada Day on the Lower Mainland through the coronavirus pandemic

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Canada Day celebrations are going to look a little different this year due to COVID-19.

Most — if not all — in-person civic events have been cancelled due to the spread of the coronavirus, meaning many are taking place online.

And don’t forget: at 7:00 p.m., people across the Lower Mainland are encouraged to get outside and sing the national anthem in support of frontline and essential workers.

Here’s a list of ways you can still celebrate Canada’s birthday, either from home or while safely physical distancing:

Richmond is hoping you’ll join the city in celebrating Canada Day online on Wednesday starting at 9:45 a.m.

“We hope everyone will join in Canada Day at Home and participate in any way they are able,” Alan Sakai, President of the Steveston Community Society and the Richmond Agricultural and Industrial Society says. “Decorate, sing, dance, dine and reflect. We want everyone to stay healthy and safe so next year, we can celebrate in person at the 2021 Steveston Salmon Festival.”

Usually held in Steveston, Richmond’s celebration aims to “capture some of the magic” that usually fills the village.

The 7:00 p.m. O Canada sing-along will be followed by a quick message from Mayor Malcolm Brodie, and the event will end with a virtual fireworks show that you can watch from your backyard with an app!

Be sure to tag @FunRichmond in your Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram posts! …

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