It’s a celebration 150 years in the making – and Saskatoon is going all out.
Canada 150 takes place Saturday, with the main event in the city at Diefenbaker Park.
The annual Optimist Canada Day Celebration kicks off at 8 a.m. with a buffet breakfast and closes with the big fireworks show at 10:30 p.m.
Official ceremonies begin at 9 a.m., followed by:
- 10-12:30 p.m. Multicultural entertainment on stage (Sask Intercultural Association, First Nations Métis Group, Pavlychenko Folklorique Ensemble)
- 12:30-1 p.m. Citizen Reaffirmation program
- 1:15-1:30 p.m. Horizon 100 Bike Club
- 1:30-2:30 p.m. Idyll Wild,
- 3-4:30 p.m. Jess Moskaluke
- 5-7 p.m. Francophone bands
- 7:30-8:30 p.m. The 100th Meridian (Tragically Hip Tribute Band)
- 9-10:30 p.m. Platinum Blonde
- 10:30 p.m. Fireworks
The Dundonald Community Association is also hosting its own celebration at Dundonald School Park.
Festivities kick off at 4 p.m. with bouncy castles, a reptile show, face painters and a live band. Fireworks start at 10 p.m.
Martensville: North Ridge Centennial Community Centre
Kicks off with a morning coffee break, an all-day art show and history showcase. Family activities start at 1 p.m., with cake and ice cream for the first 200 people at 3:30 p.m.
Indoor activities – including a dance party – take over in the evening, capped with an outdoor movie on a giant inflatable screen.
Fireworks take place at dusk.
Warman: Lion’s Park
Get your fill at a pancake breakfast from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Opening ceremonies and cake cutting start at 11 a.m., with children’s activities throughout the day until 6 p.m.
Movie in the Park starts at 8:30 p.m., followed by fireworks at 10:30 p.m.
Waskesiu Lake, Prince Albert National Park
Entry to all national and provincial parks in Saskatchewan is free on Canada Day.
Canada 150 will be celebrated over three days at Waskesiu Lake.
Friday night there will be bike decorating from 5-7 p.m. at the tennis courts.
On Saturday, festivities will kick off with a pancake breakfast from 8-11 a.m. at the community hall. This is followed by:
- 11 a.m.- 6:30 p.m. art show, terrace gardens
- Noon parade, ceremonial flag raising
- 1-5 p.m. Indigenous Fashion Show at The Hawood
- 2 p.m. Build a Bison at the Tipi
- 2-9 p.m. beer gardens (family-friendly) near Main Beach
- 2-6 p.m. face painting, crafts, bouncy castle, obstacle course at beer gardens
- 2-9 p.m. entertainment
Festivities wrap Sunday with a volleyball tournament from 11 a.m.-4 pm.
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