Canada Day in Maple Ridge
While I was off riding the 144km Canada Day Populaire organized by the BC Randonneurs Cycling Club, my wife Barb walked over to Spirit Square with the kids for the local Canada Day celebrations. Here is what Barb said about their day:
We set out to meet some friends at the Canada Day activities. One of the nice things about living where we do is that we can walk into town easily whenever there is a festival or event in the town core. On the way we saw quite a few patriotic Maple Ridgers waving flags and basically enjoying the day. That was nice to see.
A wide variety of food was readily available from vendors throughout the park. It was easy to find something for everyone in the family from fresh fruit and vegetables to snacks like muffins, crispy squares and cotton candy.
Everywhere we looked, there was something to do or see. There were storytellers, face painting, crafts & summer camp information just to name a few. Try keeping everyone happy when each child wants to look at something different at the same time. Interactive activities were a big hit……chess using pieces the size of a rubber boot, sidewalk chalk drawing, and a large roulette style wheel that was kid friendly. I don’t remember which group used that but it was a big hit!
Our favourite memories: the wandering SpongeBob and the RCMP in full red serge uniform who were more than happy to pose for pictures.
Happy Canada Day! Looking forward to next year!
To find out where I rode 144km in the Fraser Valley, check out my Garmin Connect activity.