Canada Day celebrations in B.C. wrap up with a peaceful bang
WATCH: A look back at the sights and sounds of Canada day. Aaron McArthur reports.
Metro Vancouver’s Canada Day celebrations were marked by some record temperatures in the daytime and generally peaceful revelry in the evening.
Events in Vancouver centred around Jack Poole Plaza, “were well attended by a generally good-natured and well-behaved crowd,” said Sandra Glendinning, Media Relations Officer for Vancouver Police, in a statement.
There were a few “alcohol related disturbances” according to Glendinning, including an assault on a police officer during an arrest, but the officer was treated on scene and had only minor injuries.
In Cloverdale, a day-long concert that drew over 100,000 people went “very well”, according to RCMP Staff Sgt. Blair McColl.
“Very few problems of any kind,” he said.
“There’s always a few beer pour-outs, but I don’t think there was more than a couple of arrests today.”
There were also a number of record temperatures for Canada Day in the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island:
- Port Alberni (32.4)
- Agassiz (32.4)
- Pitt Meadows (31.8)
- West Vancouver (31.2)
- Victoria – Gonzales Point (29.4)
- Esquimalt Harbour (26.1)
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