Pitt celebrations go later this year

Pitt Meadows Day festivities will be extended until 8 p.m. this year in honour of the Centennial.

Starting early in the morning on June 7, the Pitt Meadows Lions Club will be hosting their its annual pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. (adults $4 and children $2) at Heritage Hall.

From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Pitt Meadows Museum and Hoffman and Sons Garage will have hands-on activities, live demonstrations, a collection of restored engines and a blacksmith using a working forge. The candy store and gift shop will also be open.

The parade will start at 11 a.m. at Blakely and Hammond roads. It will travel west on Hammond Rd., then north on Harris Road and finish at Heritage Hall.

At 1 p.m., the opening ceremonies will take place at the main stage, located in the northeast corner of Harris Road Park, by the outdoor swimming pool. This will include the crowning of Miss Pitt Meadows and the presentation of the Citizen of the Year, the Lynn Papp award and parade trophies.

From 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Harris Road Park will open with free activities for the whole family, including bouncy castles, a classic Jaguar display, face painting, local crafters, agricultural displays, sports and community groups and home-based local crafters.

The main stage will have live entertainment until 8 p.m., including local bands and artists for all ages.

Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Youth Services will be hosting a skateboard competition at the skatepark located at the entrance to Harris Road Park. There will also be demonstrations and an open skate for the public.

From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., a salmon and chicken barbecue dinner prepared by the Pitt Meadows Volunteer Fire Department will be served downstairs at Heritage Hall at $9 per plate.

Fireworks will cap off the event at 10 p.m. at Pitt Meadows Athletic Park, Bonson Road and Airport Way.

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