Canada Day picnic June 30 will feature traditional foods

Canada Club photo This was the cake at a prior celebration

Canadians and Friends of Canada will celebrate the country’s 146th birthday at picnic festivities to be held June 30, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Quinta Roma Vista, Barrio Mercedes, Atenas in the province of Alajuela.  Members of the club, non-members, new and old friends are invited to come for a day of fun, said organizers.

Canadian Ambassador Wendy Drukier will attend to officially open the event and cut the birthday cake.

Much anticipated picnic fare for purchase will include famed Canadian bacon on a bun, traditional tourtiere pies, butter tarts and Nanaimo bars, as well as traditional hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken and a Cash Bar.

Activities include swimming, children’s games, dancing, live music and a tug-o-war featuring the Atenas firefighters!

A silent auction, 50/50 draw and buy it now table will all raise funds for the Asociación Caritativa Canadiense, the outreach arm of the Canadian Club that has for many years assisted schools and teaching programs in Costa Rica.  Vendors and local artisans will feature their works.

Children age 10 and under are admitted free!

Advance Sales for admission tickets (¢1,500) or a reserved table for eight (¢12,000) are available at the offices of The Association of Residents of Costa Rica at  2233-8068 or 2221-2053 or .  Deadline for advance purchase is June 24.

Admission at the door of Quinta Roma Vista will be ¢2,000.

The Canadian Club of Costa Rica dates back to the 1970s as both a social club for the expat community and a resource for charitable activities.  More information can be found

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