Canada Day celebrations at Burnaby Village Museum have a multicultural flavour for 2012.
The international celebration for Canada's 145th birthday will include entertainment by the Maple Leaf Singers, Kokoma African Heritage Ensemble, the French-Canadian dance troupe Traditions, Peruvian musician Rene Hugo Sanchez, Los Portenos del Norte, Vazzy and bagpiper Joseph McDonald.
To accommodate people who don't use English as their primary language, site signage on site will also be in French, Persian, Chinese, Punjabi, Spanish and Korean.
The antics of Footlight Theatre's Vaudeville Varieties will entertain one and all - and of course, there will be a parade, with a bagpiper leading the procession.
Academie Duello - a school of European swordplay specializing in the rapier, backsword, sidesword and long-sword - will be on hand to amaze audiences with their sword demonstrations.
People can also put themselves in the picture by posing at one of the photo stops or with members of the Burnaby RCMP dressed in their red serge uniforms.
There will also be a wide variety of activities aimed at children, including heritage games, face painting, carousel rides and a magic show by Peter Rooke.
The traditional Canada Day cake will be constructed from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the meadow, with birthday cake served at 2: 30 p.m.
Canada Day ceremonies run from 11 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m. at the Burnaby Village Museum. Admission is free, with carousel rides $2.30 each.
For a full list of entertainment and activities, check out the website at http: //tinyurl.com/BVMCanadaDay.