Hearken back 100 years this Pitt Meadows Day

City celebrates bigger and better party with centennial theme.

The Pitt Meadows Day parade begins at 11 a.m.

The Pitt Meadows Day parade begins at 11 a.m.

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.


• 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.