Everything you need to know about Canada Day in North Rustico!
Canada Day in North Rustico has been a big celebration in the heart of the town since 1973. What started as a one-time celebration to commemorate Prince Edward Island’s 100 years of joining Confederation branched off to become an annual event and also the biggest Canada Day celebration in all of PEI! Thousands of people gather in down town North Rustico to take part in our event, including our most popular, our Canada Day Parade! The entertainment in Seawalk Park starts at 12:00PM when the booths open, after the official flag raising and singing of O’Canada by our own local MLA Brad Trivers at 11:30AM. The rest of the day is filled with family friendly fun. Live music on stage all day, entertainment for children such as bouncy castles, magic show, balloon twister and an interactive pet show! There will be a visit from some special princesses, Anna and Elsa. We will also have a special visit from Spiderman! Stick around for our second parade of the day. This parade is a little different than the traditional street parade, this parade is in the water! The Boat Parade at 6:00PM features our local lobster fishing boats, decorated and set sail for a short ride out of North Rustico Bay! Boat owners are very accommodating of visitors but make sure you ask early in the day as spaces on the boats are very limited. Life jackets are available at no charge. The day wraps up with an amazing fireworks display over North Rustico Bay at dusk.
There is a 50/50 draw that takes place on Canada Day. Ticket sales start first thing in the morning and end at 6:00PM. Last year, the winner took home almost $10,000! Our local Fire Department has its own ticket draw, where tickets are $100. 1st draw place is $5,000, 2nd-$2,000, 3rd & 4th-$1,000, 5th, 6th & 7th-$500.
For more information, feel free to contact the Town Office at 902-963-3211 or email Marley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is our rack card below that will be distributed throughout North Rustico and surrounding areas. Prepared by KKP.