Canada Day celebration July 1 in Wetaskiwin

More activities in the city than you can shake a maple leaf at

The City of Wetaskiwin and partners have an astounding list of activities planned for marking Canada Day this July 1.

The holiday begins June 28 and 29 as Edmonton International Raceway, located north of the city near Montgomery Glen Golf Course, has Ladies Night stock car test-drives Friday night, followed the next day by the 100 lap NASCAR Super Stock special event. On Canada Day, Monday July 1, stock car test drives are available and ticket prices start at $5.

Canada Day celebrations from the city also get a head start as the Wetaskiwin 2019 Community Festival will run June 30 and July 1 in Montgomery Park (Centennial Dr. and 53 Ave.) from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. both days The event, sponsored by Wetaskiwin churches and other partners, is free of charge, features family games and activities and also offers free hot dogs, beverages, freezies and popcorn.

July 1 starts off deliciously as the annual Lions Pancake Breakfast is offered at the Memorial Arts Centre (across the street from the Legion) from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., and only costs $5. Ages 10 and under are free.

Next up is the Canada Day parade, which kicks off at 11 a.m. and runs along Main Street to the Rec grounds. The parade will run from 11 a.m. to 12 noon; some roads may be affected by this so plan accordingly.

Downtown Wetaskiwin will also feature outdoor markets this year that will be available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The markets will be available at 51 St. between 50 Ave & 49 Ave, 49 Ave between 51 St. & 52 St.

Don’t forget to drop by the Wetaskiwin Heritage Museum for Canada Day cake; cake will be served beginning at 10 a.m.

The Canada Day ceremony will be held at 12:30 p.m. at the Wetaskiwin Royal Canadian Legion branch. Hot dog and a pop will be available at the Legion from noon to 3 p.m. for $4 (corrected).

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Reynolds Alberta Museum

Canada Day isn’t over yet, the Evening at Reynolds Alberta Museum runs 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. and both the gift shop and café will be open for customers. Outdoor live entertainment will keep families busy from 8:30 p.m. to 10:45 pm, followed by the highlight of the evening: fireworks over the museum at 11 p.m.

Village at Pigeon Lake

For those of you out in the Falun, Westerose and Pigeon Lake area, the Village at Pigeon Lake will be hosting its annual Canada Day celebration July 1 beginning at 11 a.m.

According to the village’s website, “Celebrate Canada Day at The Village! For $5, kids decorate their bikes (decorations supplied) and ride them in the parade led by the Ma-Me-O Legion & South Pigeon Lake Firefighters. Pigeon Lake Regional Chamber Of Commerce on the grill, funds collected will be donated to The Chamber. Best decorated bike will win a new bike. Free cupcakes for everyone! Bounce house will be open, weather permitting. So much fun for the whole family!”

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