On a hot day, under the sizzling Mexican Caribbean sun, facing one of the most sublime beaches of the world, local Playense-Canucks gathered to enjoy a very special event for Canada day, organized by the Playa Times and hosted/co-organized by the Blue Parrot.



A lovely set up of Canadian food including; Poutine, corn on the cob and Canadian sausages cooked on the grill was the perfect way to celebrate Canada and the Canadian locals here in Playa del Carmen. There was face painting for kids and adults along with other fun activities for the families. 


Poutine! A delicious Canadian tradition!  French Fries, cheese curds and special gravy!  Heaven in a dish!

Fun family activities for all the Playense-Canunks!

Tanya Papas, event and promotion coordinator for BPM

Many Canadian expats living in Playa del Carmen attended the well organized event where a networking session was set up for Canadian businesses to present their products and services. The Playa Times put together a number of kiosks where visitors could walk through and learn about the variety of Canadian owned companies located here in Playa del Carmen and the Riviera Maya.

Jason Waller and wife Sandra Perrier-Waller




This event was organized, in part, to raise funds for the local fire department.  Local fire fighters are mostly volunteers and the fire department receives very little government funding.  Huge thanks to the Blue Parrot and the Playa Times for reaching out to the local community and raising funds for this very necessary service!



Kudos to the Playa Times team who thought to get together the local Canadian community to commemorate Canada's 148th anniversary, in this paradise they now call home. The event was a wonderful success and hopefully this years event was the first annual of many, many more to come!


In traditional Canada Day fashion, this fun filled event ended on a high note with a live band, dancing and fireworks! Follow our events calendar to find out about more up coming events!








Andrea Ruiz Perron was born and raised in Montreal by a Mexican mother and a French Canadian father.  She studied cinema and photography in Argentina and Montreal, and has now been living in Playa del Carmen for a total of 6 years. Both her Mexican and Canadian roots are an important influence on her identity and how she perceives the world through her photography and writing as the Girl Friday for BuyPlaya Real Estate Advisors www.buyplaya.com


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