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Canada Day at Ambleside Park West Vancouver

Jul 1, 2005

By Catherine Barr


The rain stayed away and the families came out to play as Canada Day celebrations took place all across the North Shore. One of the larger gatherings was at West Vancouver's Ambleside Park where the day-long events included live bands, restaurant food, special ceremonies and lots of activities for the kids. After dark, the sky was alight with the municipality's first ever musical fireworks display that could be seen from as far away as North Van, Stanley Park and Kitsilano.

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Handing out autographs and getting their pictures taken with the kids was all part of the gig for West Van's firefighters Chris Royle (left), Christine Leipscher, Ryan Neff (front), Rob Krieves and Cpt. Mark Barton.
West Van Coun. John Clark, seen here welcoming Justine Yo (left) and Samantha Chan of the Sentinel R&B Band, was instrumental in planning the fireworks display.
Four-year-old William Rees-Jones and mom Debbie took home a tiny seedling which they will plant in commemoration.
Showing Canadian spirit, eight-year-old aspiring gymnast Maurina Clement gets a cheeky Maple Leaf from artist Alex Twohey.
Handing out Canadian flags with a smile was district event committee member Susan Lewis.
Pirates Ink's Elyna Foong (left) and Goran Bucan add a temporary tattoo to Tye Williams' already decorated delts.
Fabiola Ruiz (front left), Bridget Fawley (back), Graham Perrin and Kate Monaghan of Trafiq coffee house were among the many restaurants who served hundreds at the food tasting booths.


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