Prince Albert's Canada Day celebrations to span two days

From paNOW
May 6, 2017 - 8:17am
Canada Day celebrations at Kinsmen Park in 2016
Canada Day celebrations at Kinsmen Park in 2016 File photo/paNOW Staff
Canada Day Parade 2015
Canada Day Parade 2015 file photo/paNOW Staff

Canada Day in Prince Albert will be celebrated over two days this year, with the the July 1 celebrations kicking off the evening of June 30 at Kinsmen Park.

Shayne Lazarowich, executive director of the Prince Albert Multicultural Council, said along with the city of Prince Albert and the Prince Albert Legion, they wanted to celebrate Canada’s 150 birthday in style.

“The city wants to kick off Canada Day by opening up the park. They’ve put in quite a bit of money to do a lot of renovations to fix up the park … there are two big public washrooms there now. So they want to unveil that and we thought it would be a great opportunity to do it that Canada Day weekend,” Lazarowich said.

He said the event on Friday, June 30, will begin at 5 p.m. and will feature four bands and a variety of food vendors followed by a fireworks display just after 10 p.m. when the sun goes down.

“What we often find is quite a few people take off for the [Canada Day] weekend, whether it’s to the lake or whatever, but by having something on Friday maybe some folks will stick around,” Lazarowich said.

The celebrations on July 1 will also feature a day full of entertainment starting at 12 p.m. Lazarowich said there will be numerous food vendors and loads of kids activities.

“There will be lots of stuff going on in the park. Lots of kids activities, a few more new things this year because we’re trying to do it a little bit bigger and better because it’s 150,” Lazarowich said.

Both days are completely free to attend unless, of course, you want to buy food. The events will feature quality entertainment and the acts will be announced closer to the date.

 

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