Grab your knap sack, eh! Hats Off Day celebrates the True North along 2 klicks of Burnaby’s Hastings Street with its new theme, “The Great Canadian Outdoors.” On Saturday, June 3, Burnaby Heights expects more than 60,000 visitors and participants “from far and wide,” and hope everyone will join the neighbourhood for a Skookum time. Hats Off Day is a one-day street festival where local businesses take their “hats off” to the community. From Gamma Avenue to Boundary Road, Hastings Street will be closed to traffic, and filled with excitement, including a parade, music, street performers, kids activities, delicious food, yummy treats, and much more. With a bountiful of activities and attractions for all ages, each block will have something to experience. “Every year, we introduce a new theme to make the Festival fresh and exciting. This year, with Canada’s 150th birthday, we thought The Great Canadian Outdoors theme would inspire everyone,” says Isabel Kolic, executive director of the Heights Merchants Association. The Parade and Non-Profit Community Zone Application forms are now live on the Hats Off Day web site. The Hats Off Day Organizing Committee look forward to all entries embracing the Canadian Outdoors theme. All groups are welcome to apply for what has become one of the Lower Mainland’s biggest community celebrations. You have time to get creative with this year’s Great Canadian Outdoors theme. The Parade Application deadline is Saturday, April 1. The Non-Profit Community Zone Display Application deadline is Sunday, April 16. For more information, visit www.hatsoffday.com.