Community

Hearken back 100 years this Pitt Meadows Day

The Pitt Meadows Day parade begins at 11 a.m. - The News/files
The Pitt Meadows Day parade begins at 11 a.m.
— image credit: The News/files

This year’s party to celebrate Pitt Meadows promises to be bigger and better as the city marks its centennial.

Originally started 74 years ago as a strawberry tea to cheer up the community during the Great Depression, Pitt Meadows Day has grown into a much anticipated annual event that begins with a hearty pancake breakfast and ends with a bang – fireworks lighting up the sky.

Fittingly, the centennial is the theme for this year’s celebration, with activities in the park being extended to 8 p.m. Saturday.

“We’ve asked everybody in the parade to consider a heritage approach,” said Rick Higgs, of the Pitt Meadows Day Society.

There will be a heritage photo booth where groups can don period costumes and get their pictures taken.

“Come to meet as a community and enjoy a celebration of events and summer fun for the whole family,” he added.

Events

• 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.: Pitt Meadows Lions Club host a pancake breakfast at Heritage Hall. $4/ adult, $2/ children 12 & under;

• 9 a.m.: Parade participants check-in at the booth on the corner of Blakely Road and Hammond Road.

• 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.: The parade starts at Blakely Road and Hammond Road, goes west on Hammond Rd. and north on Harris Rd. to end at the Harris Road Park.

• Noon to 5 p.m.: Enjoy free activities at Harris Park including crafts, carnival games, a historic car display and the centennial photo booth.

• 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.: Centennial Stage at Harris Road Park will feature free concerts by local artists including The Face Plants, Sm:)e, Sons of Ascent, Shades of Green, The Mortimers, Penelope Above, DaniElle and One More Girl.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

Community Events, September 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Aug 29 edition online now. Browse the archives.