Canada Day 2020 – celebration kits, virtual fireworks and a birthday drive

June 29, 2020
[Sooke, BC]

Canada Day 2020 – celebration kits, virtual fireworks and a birthday drive

The District of Sooke encourages you to get together virtually, and safely, to shout out, share and celebrate your pride in being Canadian this Canada Day.

On July 1, a Canada Day birthday celebration drive will start at 11:45am from the District of Sooke Fire Department, with RCMP, Sooke Fire Rescue, Bylaw Services, BC Ambulance Service (BCAS), and Mayor and Councillors participating. The celebration drive will include the town core and residential areas, as time permits. Listen for the lights and sirens in your neighbourhood!

While the traditional activities and fireworks at the Sooke River Flats will not transpire this year, there are many ways to celebrate Canada Day. “Canada Day has always been a time when our community gathers to celebrate our collective pride in being Canadian, and I will miss seeing everyone at the Sooke River flats,” shares Mayor Tait. “This year may look a bit different; however, the Sooke spirit, and sense of national and community pride endures.”

All Canadians have been invited to take part in the virtual Canada Day celebrations and conversations on the Government of Canada website. Check out the virtual fireworks options, as well as interactive, creative and educational themed Canada Day Celebration Kits for the whole family.

Enjoy the Canada Day Virtual Fireworks – an augmented reality experience for mobile devices will give you the same visual and sound effects as a real fireworks display! There are also video experiences for desktop and laptop computers available. A reminder to all residents, that – as the bylaw only permits consumer fireworks on Halloween – fireworks are not permitted in Sooke on Canada Day. 

Canada Day Virtual Fireworks:

Check out the Canada Day Celebration Kits: the Celebration Kits offer interactive, creative and educational activities for the whole family. Have fun exploring each activity pack and share your experience using #CanadaDay on your social media channels.

  1. Maple Leaf – Arts and culture activity pack – get creative!
  2. Peace Tower – History, symbols and traditions activity pack – test your Canadian knowledge!
  3. Beaver – Outdoors and physical activity – get active in your backyard and explore!
  4. Canada – Culinary activities – if you are an inspiring chef, try out these Canadian recipes!

All Celebration Kits can be found here:

Have fun, and don’t forget to follow the Canadian Heritage social media channels, and share your experience using the hashtag #CanadaDay:

  • Facebook: @CdnHeritage / @PatrimoineCdn
  • Twitter: @CdnHeritage / @PatrimoineCdn
  • Instagram: @o_canadiana
  • YouTube: @CdnHeritage / @PatrimoineCdn

On behalf of staff and Council, we wish you all a safe and happy Canada Day!

Media Contact:
Maja Tait, Mayor
District of Sooke
250-514-6466 |

District Contact and Social Media Channels:
Twitter: @SookeCa
District Phone: 250-642-1634
Fax: 250-642-0541
District Email:
Staff Email: Directory
Fire Dept. Phone: 250-642-5422
Fax: 250-642-3840