The Community Services Department is excited to share with you upcoming activities, special events and courses that will be offered in the month of July 2014. 
Canada Day Celebrations
Come and check out Fort St. John's annual Canada Day Celebrations in Centennial Park on July 1st! Start the festivities with the Canada Day Parade and then make your way to Centennial Park to enjoy the Classic Cruisers Show 'n Shine, live entertainment, Farmers' Market, crafts for kids, games,  food vendors and so much more! Complete your day with an amazing fireworks display at dusk.

For more information on the Canada Day events, click here.


Sun-sational Summer Scoop 

Play in the Park

is back!Join us this beautiful summer at various parks around the Energetic City for a fun family time! Children of all ages welcome! (must be accompanied by an adult)


Tuesdays & Thursdays from July 8 - August 21st, 2014



Teen Volleyball & Swim Nights:
Come join us at Cenntenial Park for some volleyball fun followed by a swim in the pool. Stay tuned for more information.
Dates: July 30 & August 27

Amazing Race:
This event is fun for all ages and has been a great success in the past, so get your family together, challenge your neighbors, or get a team at work together. Registration and event information will be released in July.
Date: August 8

Motorcycle Poker Run:
Various communities in the Peace Region will be jointly hosting the Second Annual "Peace River Community to Community Poker Run" for motorcycle enthusiasts.
Date: August 16


 For detailed information as well as park locations, click here.



Dates to Remember
July 1 - Canada Day
July 8 - BMX Pro Tour at Rotary Skate Park
July 30 & August 27 - Teen Volleyball Swims
August 8 - Amazing Race
August 16 -  Motorcycle Poker Run
Sept 6 - One Stop Registration
What it means to be Canadian?

I have heard it used in numerous ways. Used as a description or as an adjective; heck, I have heard it used as an insult, but the word "Canada" or "Canadian" does not have one simple meaning. Sure in most senses it means to be a Canadian citizen but even that does not signify your ethnicity or your country of birth. Before becoming Canada, British North America was the setting for many battles between the French, the British, the Americans, and the First Nations for the rights to the land. At that time, to be Canadian meant you happened to be winning the war.


Nowadays, it is diversity that is an integral part of being Canadian. Hundreds of thousands of Canadian immigrants speak Chinese, Punjabi, Spanish, Italian, or German among others. Not to mention those that speak Canada's second official language, Francais. As the Canada Day celebration, parades, and fairs conclude and the last firework explodes in front of the beautiful backdrop of the crisp night sky, ask yourself "what does it mean to be Canadian?" As time continues to roll forward and Canada continues to grow, what it means to be Canadian will be a continued acceptance of multiple ethnicities, nationalities, and core beliefs. What it is not, is "cut-and-dry"; what it is, is "Canadian."



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