Apply for a Canada Day micro grant

May 29, 2023

On May 10, the Province of BC announced an open burning ban for the entire province which includes Fireworks. Due to this ban, the City of Fort St. John will not be able to host the annual Canada Day Fireworks, so event staff have come up with a new idea to create more Canada Day fun for you.

The City of Fort St. John invites local businesses and non-profit organizations to open their doors and offer family friendly activities for residents to enjoy during the day on July 1, with micro grants available to financially support pre-approved activities.

The City of Fort St. John will provide a one-time micro grant of $500 dollars up to a maximum of $1,000 per business or non-profit to cover the expenses of an approved activity plan. Micro grants are granted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Activity eligible requirements:

  • Applicants must operate a business or non-profit in the City of Fort St. John
  • Hold a valid business license or non-profit number and insurance
  • Have their own staff available to run activities
  • Be in charge of registrations and/or bookings (if activity needs pre-registration)
  • Activities must be:
    • Family Friendly
    • Free of charge for participants
    • Offered between 4-8pm on July 1
  • Provide a detailed description of the proposed activity you’d like to offer at your business
  • The activity must be approved by the City prior to advertising
  • After the event, submit a report including event photos and budget expenses

The deadline to apply is June 7. Staff will review applications and confirm by email that the activity has been approved. The City will also help to promote the activity leading up to July 1.

For more information and to apply for a grant, visit

In addition to micro grants, the City of Fort St. John Canada Day Celebrations include a community parade, pancake breakfast at the Fire Hall, and a variety of activities in Centennial Park and Festival Plaza. See for complete details.

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