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Posted on: June 10, 2020

The Washboard Union will headline White Rock’s Virtual Canada Day by the Bay

Virtual Canada Day by the Bay 2020

The City of White Rock is excited to announce that country music favourite The Washboard Union will headline the Virtual Canada Day by the Bay celebration on July 1.

With its signature three-part harmony, The Washboard Union has become one of Canada’s pre-eminent country bands, having won 28 awards, including a JUNO and Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) Awards.

The Washboard Union is also a two-time, consecutive, CCMA Group of the Year. The band’s latest album, Everbound, features the fan favourite and radio smash “County Thunder” and the summer anthem “Dock Rock."

The Washboard Union has defied classification and continues to be one of the most talked about bands in country music. Certified Gold in Canada, the band has several Top 10 hits and numerous top 20 hits in Canada and was the first country band to win the JUNO Award for Breakthrough Group of the Year, a multi-genre category. 

The City is also pleased to welcome Vancouver radio station 93.7 JR Country as the media partner for the virtual Canada Day event.

About Canada Day by the Bay

The Virtual Canada Day by the Bay celebration takes place on July 1 between 7 and 9 p.m., kicking off with an O Canada sing-along with Mr. O Canada, local resident Mark Donnelly. Hosted by Michele Partridge of the Drama Class, the event includes an online marketplace and two hours of comedy, music, trivia and prizes.   

The City will livestream a concert, mixed with local and national talent, from Blue Frog Studios in White Rock. Along with The Washboard Union, there are performances from Ludic, a local band popular for their innovative and playful sound, and comedian John Cullen, who will showcase his unique brand of comedy seen on CBC’s The Debaters.

How to watch  

Tune in on July 1 just before 7 p.m. to the City’s Facebook page or YouTube channel for the event. Find event details, including an all-day lineup of community events, at


Buy a buffee from Ethical Addiction with proceeds going to the White Rock Museum and Archives.


Thanks to sponsors that include the White Rock BIA, Heritage Canada, Open Road Toyota Peace Arch and 93.7 JR Country for making the 2020 Virtual Canada Day by the Bay possible.


Mayor Darryl Walker

“The City of White Rock’s Virtual Canada by the Bay is going to be a fabulous event with a mix of local and national talent, all produced at our very own Blue Frog Studios in White Rock.

We may not be able to get together in person, but we sure can throw a great two-hour party. Tune into Facebook or YouTube to connect with this event, sing O Canada with Mark Donnelly and enjoy music with The Washboard Union and Ludic, comedy with John Cullen and quizzes and prizes with our host Michelle Partridge of the Drama Class.

Thank you to all of our sponsors and to everyone who is helping this great Canada Event take shape. And remember to go online to help raise funds for the White Rock Museum and Archives. We are all in this together and we will celebrate Canada Day together.”

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