This Canada Day, we will have some fun activities for all Cuties and friends: a community parade with ukuleles, free mini ukulele tutorials, and a ukulele jam.
The march will happen at 12:15pm at the Coquitlam Celebrates Canada Day event in the Coquitlam Town Centre Park. Let’s make this the largest ukulele march on July 1 again!
1. The Community March with Ukuleles @12:15pm
Come and strum “O Canada” during the parade. Here’s the simple ukulele version.
2. Mini Ukulele Tutorials
At our tent (located on the east side of Trevor Wingrove Way) from 1:00pm onwards, Cutie volunteers will be giving free mini ukulele tutorials to visitors. Send your aspiring ukulele friends along for some fun. We can always use more volunteers.
Free Public Parking Map:
3. Ukulele Jam (and Practice)
At 5pm, we’ll have our ukulele jam (and practice). Everyone is welcome to join us.
Join us and RSVP below to participate in the march, volunteer at the booth and/or join us at the jam!
See you all and Happy Canada Day!
11:00am Set-up at the Cutie Booth on the “Community Drive” (see attached map)
12:15pm @the Meadow Stage
We will all meet at the Meadow Stage at 12:15pm, each group has been assigned a position and we will arrange ourselves in that order. The parade will be led by the performers on the Meadow Stage, Ache Brazil at the end of their set at 12:30. Please be ready to go by 12:15pm so that it is a seamless procession once they leave the stage at 12:30pm to start the Procession. We will be walking towards the Meadow Stage, first circling the Meadow area and then heading down the right side path around the front of the stage. The Mayor and Council, RCMP and MPs and MLAs will have chairs on the stage. See attached map. Please fill out the area in front of the stage getting ready for the singing of O Canada Day.
After the singing of O Canada we will have the formal speeches ending with a ribbon cutting and cake give away.
The order that we will go in is:
- Ache Brazil
- Mayor and Council
- 777Roayal Canadian Air Cadets
- Coquitlam Martial Arts
- Coquitlam Ukulele Tine Instrument Enthusiasts Circle
- Arthur Murray Dance Studio
- Coquitlam Express with Mascot
- City of Coquitlam Environmental Mascot
- Tri City Iranian Cultural Society
- Immigrant Service Society of BC
- Society Francophone de Maillardville
- Tri-City Chinese Community Society
1:00pm Cutie Circle Ukulele Tutorials
5:00pm Ukulele Jam
6:00pm Wrap-Up and Take-down of Booth
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!