Schedule of Events 2018

Blast from the Past: See the Program from the First Annual Sea Cavalcade in 1969! (PDF, 465 KB)

Friday, July 27, 2018

Beer Garden

Odd Duck

Live entertainment by Odd Duck delivers both engaging originals and convincing covers (including Elton John, Fleetwood Mac, The Beatles, Van Morrison, and many others).

Historical Walk

The walk starts at Pioneer Park by the George Gibson statue and Tourist Info booth and is about 90 minutes. By donation.
The route goes over to the little park by Stonehurst, the Persephone, top of wharf, down the wharf, back under it, along seawall to Winegarden Park with stops along the way then finishes up below the museum.

5:00–6:30pm

Gower Point Road

Entertainment

5:55pm Singing of O Canada

by Lianne, Dianne and Richard

6:15–7:00pm Graham Walker

Bio coming soon

Dinner and Picnic

1200 Free Dinner

Christ the King Community Church, Gibsons Landing, BC — ctkgibsons.com
In the heart of the community, for the heart of the community.
CTK is a great place for individuals, families, young and old to grow in community and faith. We invite you to join us!

Teddy Bear Picnic

Teddy Bear Picnic

Bring your favourite Teddy Bear for a free health checkup, meet Doctor C. Cavalcade and nurses and when your Teddy Bear is finished the checkup, you will receive a Certificate of Good Health. DetailsPDF

Cavalcade Awards

31st Golden Girls Anniversary. 2018 Royal, Prince, Princess, Parade Marshall and Special Awards. Cake cutting ceremony.

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Gower Point Road to Winn Road closure

Check Road Closures page for full details.

7:00am–9:00pm

Flippers Pancake Breakfast

Heading out early to get a great viewing spot for the parade? Come and enjoy a delicious Pancake Breakfast with sausages.

8:00–11:00am

Gower Point Road

Parade Assembly

At Park Road

9:00am

Historical Walk

The walk starts at Pioneer Park by the George Gibson statue and Tourist Info booth and is about 90 minutes. By donation.
The route goes over to the little park by Stonehurst, the Persephone, top of wharf, down the wharf, back under it, along seawall to Winegarden Park with stops along the way then finishes up below the museum. Perfect timing to see the parade after the walk!

Sea Cavalcade Mile Run + info

Mile Run

Just before the parade, the highway is clear of cars and hundreds of spectators are ready to cheer: the perfect setting for a road mile! Join 100+ runners of all ages and abilities on a fast net downhill course. Post-run refreshments. Cash prizes to 1st male and female. Age group awards from 9 & Under to 70+. Save $ by pre-registering online. Details & Registration.

10:55am

Park Rd to Pratt Rd to North Rd on Gibsons Way;
Late registration & bib pick-up Fri noon–6pm at PaceSetter Athletic; Sat 9:30–10:15am at PaceSetter Athletic; 10:30-10:45 at start line

Parade

Parade

Everyone loves a parade! Bring the whole family to enjoy marching bands, floats, candy, clowns, music, and more. Don't forget folding chairs and sunscreen and your camera. Arrive early to get the best spot—and cheer on the runners in the Sea Cavalcade Mile! Application Form, map and participant info

Classic Cars on Display

Great display of classic cars and food concession fundraiser.

11:00am–3:00pm

Gibsons Park Plaza

Family Day in Gibsons Landing

Lots to see and do in the Landing! A variety of family-friendly activities in Holland Park, Winegarden Park and Gower Point Road.

12:00–4:00pm — Bouncy Castle and more

12:00–8:00pm — Craft/Arts Vendors & Educational Booths

AquaVan
AquaVan

Details coming soon

Educational Booth Displays

50 Share your Memories, Guest signing book. Placemat colouring, representing local historical sites and Gibsons memories by Dale Peterson.

12:00–8:00pm — Food Concessions

Gibsons Lions Club, Wandering Wonders Ice Cream, Buddies at the Bay sno-kones Application Forms for vendors

12:35pm — Singing of O Canada

by Ashley Hautala

12:40–1:00pm — Mile Race Awards

Overall and age group awards presented to winners of the Mile Race. Draw prizes for participants and volunteers.

1:00–4:00pm — Kids' Activities

Bouncy Castle, Face painting, Kids' Races & Games, Petting Zoo

1:00–1:30pm — Philippine Dancers

1:35–2:00pm — Greek Dancers

2:30–3:00pm — Live Theatre

Gerardo and Errol present Deep C. Fishing Show

3:15–3:45pm — SC Roller Girls

3:45–4:15pm — Silent Disco

4:30–4:55pm — Ashley Hautala

Stage by the bus stop. See bio

5:00–7:00pm — Salmon BBQ

Sea Cavalcade Salmon BBQ, cooked by Leo's Tapas & Grill Restaurant

5:00–6:00pm — Amy Hef

Stage by the bus stop. Amy Hef has been compared to artists like Pink, Tegan and Sara and Roxette. Bio

5:00–8:00pm — Bouncy Castle and More

Bouncy Castles In Action

5:00–8:00pm — Virtues Rock Treasure Hunt

250 painted rocks will be hidden in Gibsons Landing. The bottom of each rock will have the word of a virtue painted on it such as kindness, joy, honesty, peace, etc. In addition, some of the rocks will have the word 'winner' or 'prize' written on them which can be brought to the booth on Gower Point Road for a prize. This event is sponsored by the Baha'i Community.

6:00–8:00pm — Live Entertainment

Coordinated by Sandra Cordero. Bios coming soon.

8:00–10:15pm — Live Music

Half Cut and the Slackers on stage in the clamshell in Winegarden Park.

Fireworks!

fireworks

"Music Lights the Night!" Head down to the Landing (or anywhere with a view of the harbour) for a spectacular fireworks display to music!

Saturday Night extra bus service on Gibsons Way behind the Visitor Info Centre. Sponsored by SC Transit System. Details here

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Sunday, July 29, 2018

Gower Point Road closure begins

Road closed to traffic

7:00am

Gower Point Rd to Winn Rd

Flippers Pancake Breakfast

The Sea Cavalcade "Flippers" team and the Queen of Pancakes invites everyone to come and enjoy a delicious Pancake Breakfast with sausages. Across from the bus stop.

8:00–11:00am

Gower Point Road

Kids Fishing Derby

Fishing Derby

Kids, bring a bucket and an adult, fishing gear and life jacket and try your luck! Bait supplied. Prizes for largest and smallest catch.

9:00–11:00am

Gibsons Gov't Wharf

Keats to Armours Mile Swim + info

Keats Island Swim

Challenge yourself in the historic one-mile open water swim from Keats Island to Armours Beach. Escort boat required, wetsuits optional. Entry fee includes ride to Keats, snacks, towel and swim cap. Details and Registration

9:45am

Armours Beach
Check-in 8:00–8:45am

Kayak & SUP Races + info

Sea Cavalcade and Sunshine Kayaking Ltd. present the third annual Kayak & SUP Races. Armours Beach to Keats Island and back. Single Kayak, Double Kayak, and SUP categories. Awards after the races. Sponsored by Sunshine Kayaking Ltd. Details and Registration

Sea Cavalcade — Sunshine Coast Yacht Annual Keelboat Regatta

A long-standing tradition at Sea Cavalcade.

Winegarden and Holland Park Events

9:00–10:00am — TBA

10:00–11:00am — TBA

10:00am–4:00pm — Displays, Food & Vendors

Sunday market, Educational Booths, Sea Cavalcade Booth Sales; plus Food vendors including Gibsons Lions Food concession, Wandering Wonders Ice Cream, Buddies at the Bay sno-kones. Application Forms for vendors

10:00am–4:00pm — Booth Displays

50 Share your Memories, Guest signing book. Placemat colouring, representing local historical sites and Gibsons memories by Dale Peterson.

AquaVan

11:00am–4:00pm — AquaVan

12:00–4:00pm — Bouncy Castle

Bouncy Castles In Action

12:15–12:30pm — Line Dancers

1:00–1:15pm — Line Dancers

1:20–1:50pm — Dance Works Academy

And Kids Poster Contest Awards, at the stage

1:30–4:00pm — Face Painting

2:00–4:00pm — Kids Games Challenge

Kids' games coordinated by the Bank of Montreal and the CIBC

Fraser Blues

2:00–2:30pm — Fraser Blues Air Show

The Fraser Blues are back! The "Blues" provide a unique demonstration of close, dynamic formation flying in aircraft available to the average GA pilot.

3:00pm–4:30pm — The Sea Ball Race draw

Additional prizes to be won

Gower Point Road re-opens to traffic

6:00pm

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