Hearty servings were the order of the day at the Terrace firehall for the annual Canada Day pancake breakfast. From the left, Terrace RCMP Constable Crystal Evelyn, Terrace firefighter Graham Webb and Terrace city councillor Sean Bujtas ladle out pancakes, eggs, bacon and sausage. Proceeds went to the BC Professional Fire Fighters Association Burn Fund which provides assistance to and offers recreational camps to burn victims. This pancake breakfast was the 20th annual one staged, making it a mainstay of Canada Day activities. (Rod Link photo)

Canada Day celebrations in Terrace

Community turns out for 20th annual pancake breakfast and Heritage Park events

This year’s rainy Canada Day didn’t stop residents from getting out to the Terrace Fire Hall and Heritage Park celebrations on July 1.

Over 800 people were served at the 20th annual pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., hosted by Terrace firefighters, who were raising funds for the B.C. Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund in aid of burn victims. The Thornhill department also showed off their ladder truck during the fundraiser, which raised just over $4,000 this year.

The community was then invited to attend the Canada Day celebrations at Heritage Park from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and featured local artists, food vendors, pony rides, a photo booth and live music from local bands.

Photos from the events are below:

 

Bruno Belanger, left, decked out in his Canada Day finery, sits with CFNR host Steve Little at the Terrace firehall pancake breakfast. The duo make a habit of chatting together at the breakfast each Canada Day. (Rod Link photo)

Percussionist Frances Birdsell concentrates on her music as the Terrace Community Band entertained those attending the Canada Day pancake breakfast at the Terrace firehall. In addition to a wide variety of music offered up each year, the band plays O Canada at 10 a.m. sharp. (Rod Link photo)

Owen Faetz, 12, practices his unicycle skills at Heritage Park on Sunday, July 1. Faetz had been involved with the Green Fools Circus Camp in May earlier this year, and showed off his talents by riding around the museum grounds. (Brittany Gervais photo)

Brynn Dando, 7, took part in the horseback riding circle at Heritage Park during this year’s Canada Day celebrations on July 1. (Brittany Gervais photo)

Kim MacDougall, programs supervisor for the City of Terrace, leads Jesse Block, 14, Jamie Maher, 14, and Matthew Block, 12, in a stilt-shuffle at the Canada Day celebrations at Heritage Park on July 1. The three showed off their talents learned from this year’s Green Fools Circus Camp in May where kids between 8-19 spend five days learning a variety of circus performances. (Brittany Gervais photo)

Aja Pritchard, 2, gives a big smile after finishing up at the face painting and rock painting stations at Heritage Park on Sunday, July 1. (Brittany Gervais photo)

Ready for her closeup, debonair 5-year old Penelope Finnigan poses wearing old-fashioned clothing provided by Heritage Park at the photo booth during the museum’s Canada Day celebrations on July 1. (Brittany Gervais photo)

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