Canada Day 2020, presented by the Port Hardy Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the District of Port Hardy and the Port Hardy Rotary Club.
A virtual flag ceremony (on Facebook Live) was held at the Cenotaph, followed by a procession through the streets of Port Hardy. The Port Hardy Rotary Club went all out with their musical float (every song being played was by a Canadian artist) Port Hardy Mayor Dennis Dugas was on hand to greet everyone and lent a hand at tossing Frisbees to excited children. Also joining the celebration and procession were the fine men and women of the RCMP Port Hardy Detachment, Port Hardy Fire Department, Canadian Coast Guard, Port Hardy Canadian Rangers Patrol BC Company, 4th Canadian Ranger Patrol Group, BC Ambulance Service, BC Wildfire Service and the Royal Canadian Legion Port Hardy & the Port Hardy Lions Club. There was a photo contest too, with members of our community showing of their Canada Day spirit.
Thanks go to Save-on Foods for supplying the lunches for our participants, the North Island Gazette and North Island Eagle for providing generous media coverage and to Cafe Guido, Sporty Bar & Grill, the Port Hardy Visitor Centre and Home Hardware for donating prizes for the photo contest.
This event was funded by