Canada Day celebrations return with a bang

The Quality Foods Festival of Lights fireworks returned to Robert Ostler Park in Campbell River on Canada Day, July 1 2022 after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River MirrorThe Quality Foods Festival of Lights fireworks returned to Robert Ostler Park in Campbell River on Canada Day, July 1 2022 after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
The Quality Foods Festival of Lights fireworks returned to Robert Ostler Park in Campbell River on Canada Day, July 1 2022 after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River MirrorThe Quality Foods Festival of Lights fireworks returned to Robert Ostler Park in Campbell River on Canada Day, July 1 2022 after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
The Quality Foods Festival of Lights fireworks returned to Robert Ostler Park in Campbell River on Canada Day, July 1, 2022 after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River MirrorThe Quality Foods Festival of Lights fireworks returned to Robert Ostler Park in Campbell River on Canada Day, July 1, 2022 after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
Laverne Henderson offers a blessing at the Quality Foods Festival of Lights fireworks display opening ceremonies July 1, 2022 and asks for a minute of silence in remembrance of the children lost to residential schools. She holds an eagle feather aloft to show her support for those in the crowd and throughout Campbell River during Canada Day events wearing orange shirts in remembrance. Campbell River Mayor Andy Adams (left) and Canada Day Committee member Carol Chapman (right) look on. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River MirrorLaverne Henderson offers a blessing at the Quality Foods Festival of Lights fireworks display opening ceremonies July 1, 2022 and asks for a minute of silence in remembrance of the children lost to residential schools. She holds an eagle feather aloft to show her support for those in the crowd and throughout Campbell River during Canada Day events wearing orange shirts in remembrance. Campbell River Mayor Andy Adams (left) and Canada Day Committee member Carol Chapman (right) look on. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
Campbell Riveer RCMP Insp. Jeff Preston hands out Canada Day cupcakes at the Quality Foods Festival of Lights fireworks display opening ceremonies on July 1, 2022 at Robert Ostler Park in Campbell River. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River MirrorCampbell Riveer RCMP Insp. Jeff Preston hands out Canada Day cupcakes at the Quality Foods Festival of Lights fireworks display opening ceremonies on July 1, 2022 at Robert Ostler Park in Campbell River. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
A skydiver comes in for a landing at Robert Ostler Park in Campbell River July 1, 2022 during the opening ceremonies for the Quality Foods Festival of Lights fireworks display. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River MirrorA skydiver comes in for a landing at Robert Ostler Park in Campbell River July 1, 2022 during the opening ceremonies for the Quality Foods Festival of Lights fireworks display. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
The ever-popular arrival of the skydivers kicked off the opening ceremonies of the Quality Foods Festival of Lights at Robert Ostler Park on Canada Day. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell RiverThe ever-popular arrival of the skydivers kicked off the opening ceremonies of the Quality Foods Festival of Lights at Robert Ostler Park on Canada Day. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River
The Campbell River Rotary Parade wound its way through downtown Campbell River July 1, 2022 in front of large crowds gathered along the route. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River MirrorThe Campbell River Rotary Parade wound its way through downtown Campbell River July 1, 2022 in front of large crowds gathered along the route. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
A big crowd attended the Rotary Canada Day Parade. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell RiverA big crowd attended the Rotary Canada Day Parade. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River
The Campbell River Grandmothers to Grandmothers had a presence in the Rotary Canada Day Parade. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell RiverThe Campbell River Grandmothers to Grandmothers had a presence in the Rotary Canada Day Parade. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River
The Shriners’ go-karts are always a big hit in the Rotary Canada Day Parade. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell RiverThe Shriners’ go-karts are always a big hit in the Rotary Canada Day Parade. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River
Unicyclists wound their way around the Rotary Camada Day Parade in downtown Campbell River. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell RiverUnicyclists wound their way around the Rotary Camada Day Parade in downtown Campbell River. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River
The Laichwiltach Elders and Youth Culture Group performed traditional dances at Frank James Park during Canada Day ceremonies in Willow Point. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell RiverThe Laichwiltach Elders and Youth Culture Group performed traditional dances at Frank James Park during Canada Day ceremonies in Willow Point. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River
The 1st Willow Point Scouts handed out cupcakes at Canada Day festivities in Willow Point around noon. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River MirrorThe 1st Willow Point Scouts handed out cupcakes at Canada Day festivities in Willow Point around noon. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
The Campbell River Legion Pipe Band marched toward Frank James Park at noon during Canada Day festivities at the south end of town. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River MirrorThe Campbell River Legion Pipe Band marched toward Frank James Park at noon during Canada Day festivities at the south end of town. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
Completely Creedence brought a crowd out to Spirit Square to kick off the Canada Day festivities with the Night Before concert. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River MirrorCompletely Creedence brought a crowd out to Spirit Square to kick off the Canada Day festivities with the Night Before concert. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror

The Quality Foods Festival of Lights fireworks returned to Robert Ostler Park in Campbell River on Canada Day, July 1, 2022 after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The event began with Indigenous Elder Laverne Henderson offering a blessing at the opening ceremonies that included a request for a minute of silence in remembrance of the children lost to residential schools.

Earlier throughout Canada Day, activities were held from Willow Point to downtown, including the Campbell River Rotary Parade.

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