Canada Day

Courtenay’s Canada Day brings together many people, organizations and performers together to celebrate our nation’s birthday. Check back in early 2019 for information on our next celebration.

Planning for 2019 celebrations has started! If your organization wants to be involved in July 1st or if you’d like to volunteer for the Canada Day Advisory Committee please contact Scott, Special Events Coordinator at 250-338-1000 or

2018 CELEBRATION: THANK YOU to the many organizations and individuals that supported the event and made it special including the Canada Day Committee, sponsors, volunteers, performers, parade participants, vendors and City of Courtenay Staff.

The Canada Day Parade showcased our community pride. Congratulations to our Parade Winners including:

Best overall Float – The Gardens on Anderton
Runner Up – Comox Military Resource Centre

Best Themed Float – Comox Valley Child Development Centre
Runner up – CV Prostate Cancer Support Group

Best Commercial Float – My Tech Guys
Runner Up – Engels & Volkers Realtors

Best Organization Float – Comox Valley Youth Music Centre
Runner Up – Comox Valley United Soccer

Honorable Mention – Brick House Betty’s Roller Derby
Runner up – Comox Valley Geek Society

Best Antique Car – 19 Wing Commander – Model T
Runner Up – Red Car with Coca Cola Trailer/Diner

Best Decorated Car – North Island College
Runner Up – Metropolitan with trailer of zoo animals

Event organization and support: Edwin Grieve, Doug Hillian, Brian “Fuzz” Morisette, Andrew Gower, Danette Bell, Rob Kelly, Doris Weislein, Jin Lin, Joanne Wiens, Alice Hansen, Ken Hansen, Dave Smith, Marian Holland, Ron Pinke,Mike Gould, Penny Leslie, Rob Peterson, Rob Van Harlen, Terry Law, Wendy Harris, Jim Benninger, Kieran Wilkie “Big Ginger”, Rob Flannery, Blair Bentley, Paul Morrow and Chantelle & Dianna Burgess

Sponsors: Government of Canada, 19 Wing Comox, RCMP, Kin Club, Canadian Tire, Cardero’s café, Bentall Kennedy, CIBC, Cloves, Comox Valley Regional District, Comox Valley Road Runners, Budget Car & Truck Rental, Crown Isle, Dove Creek Recording Studios, Downtown Courtenay Business Association, 97.3 Eagle, 98.9 Goat, Home Depot, International Student Program Comox Valley, KidSport, Costco, Laurie Tinkler Dance, Long & McQuade, MacDonalds, Maple Pool Campground, CV Multi-Cultural Society, CV Record, Relay Event Rentals, Soroptomist Club, Sure Copy, Salish Sea Foods, Love 2 Perform, Urban Systems, Volunteer Comox Valley, Water Pure & Simple, Whats On Digest