Schedule of Events 2017

(2018 schedule TBC)

Blast from the Past: See the Program from the First Annual Sea Cavalcade in 1969! (PDF, 465 KB)

Friday, July 28, 2017

Beer Garden

Odd Duck

By the roof-top parking lot. Live entertainment by Odd Duck. Odd Duck delivers both engaging originals and convincing covers (including Elton John, Fleetwood Mac, The Beatles, Van Morrison, and many others).


Gower Point Road


5:50pm Singing of O Canada

by Lianne, Dianne and Richard

6:00–7:00pm Matt Diamond

Matt Diamond

Sechelt's own Matt Diamond will present a lively concert for kids and families at the Sea Cavalcade in the Winegarden Waterfront Park. Bring your Teddy Bears and Stuffed animals to sing along with the "Teddy Bear Picnic" song.

Matt is an accomplished singer and guitarist, and has toured extensively with his mother, children's entertainer Charlotte Diamond. Some of the songs Matt will present: "Ottie the Otter", "Listen to the Water", and "Slippery Fish / Octopus”.

Dinner and Picnic

1000 Free Dinner

Christ the King Community Church, Gibsons Landing, BC —
In the heart of the community, for the heart of the community.
CTK is a great place for individuals, families, young and old to grow in community and faith. We invite you to join us! Free ice cream sponsored by Coast Cable and popcorn donated by Buddies at the Bay.

Teddy Bear Picnic

Teddy Bear Picnic

Bring your favourite Teddy Bear for a free health checkup, meet Doctor C. Cavalcade and nurses and when your Teddy Bear is finished the checkup, you will receive a Certificate of Good Health.


Winegarden Park

Cavalcade Awards

30th Golden Girls Anniversary, Royal, Princess, Parade Marshall and Special Awards

Caravan Stage Show: Nomadic Tempest

World renowned Tall Ship Laser & Light Show by 25-30 performers will have 4 night shows from July 26 to 29. Check them out at or view flyer

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Gower Point Road to Winn Road closure

Check Road Closures page for full details.


Flippers Pancake Breakfast

Heading out early to get a great viewing spot for the parade? Come and enjoy a delicious Pancake Breakfast with sausages, served by the Salvation Army


Gower Point Road

Parade Assembly

At Park Road


Sea Cavalcade Mile Run + info

Mile Run

Just before the parade, the highway is clear of cars and hundreds of spectators are ready to cheer: the perfect setting for a road mile! Join 100+ runners of all ages and abilities on a fast net downhill course. Post-run refreshments. Cash prizes to 1st male and female. Age group awards from 9 & Under to 70+. Save $ by pre-registering online. Details & Registration.


Park Rd to Pratt Rd to North Rd on Gibsons Way;
Late registration & bib pick-up Fri noon–6pm at PaceSetter Athletic; Sat 9:30–10:20am at PaceSetter Athletic; 10:30-10:45 at start line



Everyone loves a parade! Bring the whole family to enjoy marching bands, floats, candy, clowns, music, and more. Don't forget folding chairs and sunscreen and your camera. Arrive early to get the best spot—and cheer on the runners in the Sea Cavalcade Mile! Parade Application Form (PDF) | Parade Map for participants (PDF)

Classic Cars on Display

Great display of classic cars and food concession fundraiser.


Gibsons Park Plaza

Family Day in Gibsons Landing

Lots to see and do in the Landing! A variety of family-friendly activities in Holland Park, Winegarden Park and Gower Point Road.

12:00–4:00pm — Bouncy Castle

12:00–8:00pm — Craft/Arts Vendors & Educational Booths

Get your Sea Cavalcade Raffle Tickets!

Multicultural Booth Displays

Historical Canada 150 Guest signing book. Placemat colouring, representing local historical sites and Gibsons memories by Dale Peterson.

12:00–8:00pm — Food Concessions

Gibsons Lions Club, Wandering Wonders Ice Cream, Buddies at the Bay sno-kones, etc. Application Forms for vendors

12:30pm — Singing of O Canada

by Ashley Hautala

12:35–1:00pm — Mile Race Awards

Overall and age group awards presented to winners of the Mile Race. Draw prizes for participants and volunteers.

1:00–4:00pm — Kids' Activities

Bouncy Castle, Face painting, International Kids' Races & Games, Petting Zoo

1:00–1:30pm — Philippine Dancers

1:35–2:00pm — Greek Dancers

2:30–3:00pm — Live Theatre

Gerardo, Trudi and Errol present Seven Dwarfs/Snow White/William Tell Show

3:15–3:45pm — Singing by Ashley Hautala

See bio

3:45–4:15pm — Bodybuilding Demo

by Mikayla Brie Custance — See bio

4:15–7:00pm — Live entertainment by Vocal Motion Karaoke

Winegarden Park by the bus stop

5:00–7:00pm — Salmon BBQ

Sea Cavalcade Salmon BBQ, cooked by Leo's Tapas & Grill Restaurant

5:00–7:30pm — Starbucks Coffee

Come and visit their booth for delicious samples

5:00–7:00pm — Multicultural Live Entertainment

Multicultural Community Show, coordinated by Sandra Cordero. Come and celebrate the Sunshine Coast Multicultural diversity with music and dances from Japan, Colombia, Russia, France and much more. Performer bios

5:00–8:00pm — Bouncy Castle

Bouncy Castles In Action

5:00–8:00pm — Virtues Rock Treasure Hunt

250 painted rocks will be hidden in Gibsons Landing. The bottom of each rock will have the word of a virtue painted on it such as kindness, joy, honesty, peace, etc. In addition, some of the rocks will have the word 'winner' or 'prize' written on them which can be brought to the booth on Gower Point Road for a prize. This event is sponsored by the Baha'i Community.

8:30–10:45pm — Live Music

Half Cut and the Slackers: Brian Swanson, Bob Ewert, Mark Evans and Ken Shearsmith

Caravan Stage Show: Nomadic Tempest

World renowned Tall Ship Laser & Light Show by 25-30 performers will have 4 night shows from July 26 to 29. Check them out at or view flyer



"Music Lights the Night!" Head down to the Landing (or anywhere with a view of the harbour) for a spectacular fireworks display to music!

Saturday Night extra bus service on Gibsons Way behind the Visitor Info Centre. Sponsored by the SC Credit Union and SC Transit System. Details here


Sunday, July 30, 2017

Gower Point Road closure begins

Road closed to traffic


Gower Point Rd to Winn Rd

Flippers Pancake Breakfast

The Sea Cavalcade "Flippers" team and the Queen of Pancakes invites everyone to come and enjoy a delicious Pancake Breakfast with sausages, served by the Salvation Army. Across from the bus stop.


Gower Point Road

Kids Fishing Derby

Fishing Derby

Kids, bring a bucket and an adult, fishing gear and life jacket and try your luck! Bait supplied. Prizes for largest and smallest catch.


Gibsons Gov't Wharf

Keats to Armours Mile Swim + info

Keats Island Swim

Challenge yourself in the historic one-mile open water swim from Keats Island to Armours Beach. Escort boat required, wetsuits optional. Entry fee includes ride to Keats, snacks and swim cap. Details and Registration


Armours Beach
Late Registration & Check-in 8:00–9:00am

Kayak & SUP Races + info

Sea Cavalcade and Sunshine Kayaking Ltd. present the second Annual Kayak & SUP Races. Armours Beach to Keats Island and back. Single Kayak, Double Kayak, and SUP categories. Awards after the races. Sponsored by Sunshine Kayaking Ltd. Details and Registration

Kids' Water Sports & Junior Sailing Races

The Gibsons Sailing Club is non-profit society promoting the sport of sailing and supporting a "Learn to Sail" program for youth ages 8-18. The sailing camps run in July and August in one or two week sessions. A wonderful way to spend the summer, outdoors and on the water, learning new skills and making new friends.

Sea Cavalcade Regatta

A long-standing tradition at Sea Cavalcade.

Winegarden and Holland Park Events

9:00–10:00am — Power Hour Yoga

10:00–11:00am — Mellow Yoga

Challenge150 to participate

10:00am–4:00pm — Displays, Food & Vendors

Sunday market, Educational Booths, Sea Cavalcade Booth Sales, Sea Cavalcade Raffle Tickets; plus Food vendors including Gibsons Lions Food concession, Wandering Wonders Ice Cream, Buddies at the Bay sno-kones. Application Forms for vendors

10:00am–4:00pm — Multicultural Booth Displays

Historical Canada 150 Guest signing book. Placemat colouring, representing local historical sites and Gibsons memories by Dale Peterson.

12:00–4:00pm — Bouncy Castle

Bouncy Castles In Action

12:30–1:00pm — Bodybuilding Demo

by Mikayla Brie Custance

1:00–2:00pm — Dance Works Academy

And Kids Poster Contest Awards, at the Winegarden Park Clamshell

1:30–4:00pm — Face Painting

2:00–4:00pm — Kids Games Challenge

International kids' games coordinated by the Bank of Montreal and the CIBC

2:00–2:30pm — Special Ceremonies

Singing O Canada by Lianne, Dianne and Richard
Reaffirmation Ceremony Canadian Citizenship by Bill Good
Cake cutting by special guests

3:30pm — Draw 150 prizes

4:00pm — Sea Cavalcade Raffle Draw

Gower Point Road re-opens to traffic