March with Your Uke on Canada Day in Coquitlam

Canada Day

Show Your Ukulele Pride on July 1

Be a part of the community procession at the City of Coquitlam’s Canada Day Celebration! Join in the festivities (including live music on three stages, fireworks, Taste of Coquitlam, Arts Village, hot air balloon rides, etc.). Have some fun and bring your uke (and friends)!

We’ll have a table to give free mini ukulele tutorials to guests in the Arts Village section of the park and more volunteers are always welcome! Help new ukulele players get started. Email to sign up as a volunteer for the mini-tutorial booth!

For the procession, we would like to have everyone meet at the location for 1:45pm. The “maple leaf” (see map below) is where the participants of the living flag will be meeting. They will be wearing red or white to form a giant flag to celebrate the flag’s 50th anniversary.


We will be meeting closer to the Grand Boulevard at the #14 for the procession. There will be numbers in chalk on the road/sidewalk area of the staging area. This is where we will meet and gather before the procession begins.

The procession will start at 2:00pm, where we will go through the Canada Day site and end at the Coquitlam Stage. The opening Ceremony will begin at 2:15pm and is expected to be finished at 2:45pm.

Let’s strum and sing “O Canada” together and make it the largest Ukulele March on July 1! Here’s the VanUkes’ version of the song.


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There will be free shuttle buses from 11:30am to 11:30pm from Gleneagle Secondary School. Free public parking will be available (see Free Public Parking Map for more information).

Sign Up

Let us know how many are attending the Ukulele March by signing up here. We’ll have flower leis to loan to add to the summer feel. If you need to borrow a uke for the march, just let us know when you sign up!