As the United States and Canada continue their world-leading relationship in trade of goods and services, Myrtle Beach also hoists the Maple Leaf flag, especially every March, to honor all the vacationers from north of the border.
The Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce will celebrate its 53rd annual Canadian American Days festival March 7-16, including a series of free concerts across the Grand Strand – 6 p.m. March 10 at Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach, then taking turns near or at midday March 12-14 at all three area malls. The Burlington Teen Tour Band, a globetrotting marching band from the Hamilton area of Ontario, near Toronto, will entertain at all four sites.
Festive Brass of Myrtle Beach also will perform for free at 3 p.m. March 16 at First United Methodist Church of Myrtle Beach, 901 N. Kings Highway.
Two spokesmen for the chamber – Brad Dickerson and Kema Faulk – looked at some aspects about Can-Am Days and its celebration of Canadians’ culture and appreciation of their presence as a major component of Grand Strand tourism, especially every winter.