City of Wetaskiwin Canada Day parade 2019. There will be no parade this year. Pipestone Flyer photo.

Canada Day in Wetaskiwin

From the Farmers Market to pancake breakfast; social distance events to attend in Wetaskiwin.

Canada Day in Wetaskiwin will look a little different this year. Big events and festivals will not be held due to social distancing requirements for COVID-19. There will not be a firework show at the end of the night in the City of Wetaskiwin either.

However there are still some Canada day events that you can attend in the City of Wetaskiwin.

The City of Wetaskiwin is holding a house-decorating contest to show Canadian Pride, winners will receive a cash prize. To be considered for the contest you can visit the City of Wetaskiwin’s website and fill out the application form.

The Wetaskiwin Royal Canadian Legion will be hosting pancake breakfast the morning of Canada Day. The breakfast will run from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and will be seven dollars a person. The Legion is also searching for sidewalk chalk artists to draw on the sidewalks around the branch.

At both the Legion and the Wetaskiwin Heritage Museum you can purchase a sidewalk spot and chalk, or bring your own chalk if you prefer, to decorate the sidewalks in front of both locations for Canada Day.

The Wetaskiwin Heritage Museum is also handing out free tickets to the Museum before 9 a.m. for Canada Day activities inside of the Museum. Some activities include a Canada Flag scavenger hunt, colouring sheets, a sneak peek at the 2020 Pride exhibit, and more.

The Museum’s three floors will be open for ticketholders except for the high-touch interactive components of the Museum. Only 50 people will be allowed in the Museum at a time.

Although the Wetaskiwin Farmers Market won’t be downtown this Canada Day, they will be open and operating.

The Market will be set up in the Wetaskiwin Mall parking lot from 3-6 p.m., regardless of the weather. There will be over thirty vendors set up for the Canada Day market.

Confirmed vendors thus far include: River Dogs (hot dog cart), Dockside Roastery (Coffee), Fairy Lantern Boutique, Get Stuffed Churros, Purse-onality (phone cases), Steve and Dan’s Fresh BC Fruit, S4 Greenhouse, Bouchard Bread, Mary Lyn (primitive planters and sewing), Deana- Metal Art and Woodworking, Pine Haven Hutterite Colony, Camrose Fruit Stand, Wild West Meats, Sweet Legs with Shelley, Mountain Wellness, Jimmy’s Crack Corn, Hilda (Sewing), Girl Guide Cookies, Family Tree Acres (Micro greens), Rick (baking and Tupperware), Asha Russell Gemstone Jewellery, Eva (Avon), Cheryl (copper jewellery and pottery), Arlene (Indigenous beadwork), 31 Gifts, Mama G’s Jam, Sherry the “Grateful Gardener” (soaps, herbs, pickles), Willow (jewellery and crafts), Prang (Spring Rolls, soups, dumplings), Air Heart Creations (Jewellery), Mermaid Waters Bath, Tamarack Jack’s Honey and Meadery, Maxine (pickles), Freida (sewing and diamond paintings), Chalk Cottage, Snake Lake Brewing Co., and Garry the Egg Man.

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