Canada Day by the River
July 1, 2024
12:30 pm
6:00 pm
Westminster Pier Park

Experience Canada Day at one of New Westminster's feature parks, overlooking the Fraser River.

11:30 am - 6:00 pm Food Vendors
12:30 - 6:00 pm Live music, a circus zone, children's activities, and more.

The Westminster Pier Park Festival Lawn is an alcohol permitted zone. Adults (19+ years) are permitted to drink responsibility within designated areas, 11:00 am until dusk. 

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Stage Schedule: 

12:30 pm - Welcoming Remarks
1:00 pm -  Robin Layne and the Rhythm Makers
2:00 pm - Kung Jaadee
3:00 pm - Francis Baptiste
4:00 pm - Krystle Dos Santos
5:00 pm - Cakewalk 


Artist BiographIES

Robin Layne and the Rhythm Makers 

Embark on a rhythmic adventure led by renowned percussionist and educator Robin Layne. This interactive musical experience invites young audiences to join the band and explore the world of marimbas and percussion. Through captivating performances on the marimba and Robin's travels to Cuba, West Africa, Mexico, and Colombia, children discover diverse rhythms from across the globe. Find out more: Robin Layne


Kung Jaadee 

Kung Jaadee is a professional Indigenous storyteller, educator (BA and BEd) and published author who has been telling stories for 30-plus years across Canada. She belongs to the X̱aayda (Haida), xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Tlingit, Tsleil-Waututh Nations, and is also part Hawaiian. She was born and raised on Haida Gwaii and is from the Yaguu’laanaas Raven Clan.

Over the past three decades, Kung Jaadee has performed traditional Haida legends, while also sharing vivid personal stories about her clan's survival of the smallpox epidemic, and the history and culture of her people. Kung Jaadee claims “storytelling chose her” and loves to share her gift of storytelling with people of all ages across Turtle Island. Find out more: Kung Jaadee


Francis Baptiste  

Francis Baptiste is an Indigenous songwriter and music journalist from the Osoyoos Indian Band. His debut LP, Snəqsilxʷ (Family), features songs sung in Nsyilxcən [nah-silk-sen], the endangered language of the Syilx [see-ilks] people. Approximately 50 elders can fluently speak Nsyilxcən. For Baptiste, his journey in learning the language and teaching it to his son begins with this album. Family (Snəqsilxʷ) is his effort to preserve and connect with this vital part of his heritage. Baptiste is also a music journalist who writes for Exclaim, Permanent Rain Press, and Vancouver Weekly. Currently, he lives in Vancouver, BC. Find out more: Francis Baptiste


Krystle Dos Santos 

Krystle Dos Santos is a two time Western Canadian award winning singer/songwriter and performer. Her award winning self titled album was released in 2008, followed by Fame Fatale in 2011. BLOOM|BURN, her 3rd studio release, awarded her the WCMA for R&B artist of the year in 2020. From singing on stage with Stevie Wonder and Michael Buble to theatre performances on stages all around North America, Dos Santos brings her eclectic style, powerful vocal prowess and magnetic charm to every performance she delivers. Catch her sharing the story of Canadian civil rights icon Viola Desmond in her original co-creation, Hey Viola!, or with her new country/rock project Orchard Sky in venues across our beautiful country.  Find out more: Krystle Dos Santos



Cakewalk is a six-piece band with bass, drums, guitars, keyboards and singers. They are known for playing great music that keeps everybody dancing and having fun. From pop to rock to R&B to country and any era up to and including the very latest popular songs Cakewalk plays a great mix of songs. Find out more: Cake Walk  


Monday, July 1, 2024
12:30 pm
6:00 pm
City of New Westminster
Free Event


Westminster Pier Park