Canada 150: Regina’s FREE & FUN Canada Day Celebration will be the city’s biggest party of the year
Regina residents and visitors alike will be treated to a memorable set of festivities this summer as Canada’s 150th Anniversary of Confederation celebrations continue. On Canada Day, celebrations will include free live entertainment, an interactive ‘living flag’, a simultaneous drumming initiative, Round Dance, a Citizenship Reaffirmation program presented by National Partner, CIBC, food and craft vendors, interactive displays, children’s sporting challenges, artistry, dance, free transit, fireworks presented by the Co-op Refinery and much more!
The City of Regina collaborated with community partners to plan the July 1 event including the Regina Canada Day Committee, the Conexus Arts Centre, the Provincial Capital Commission, Tourism Regina, and Regina Downtown Business Improvement District.
“Canada Day celebrations are always memorable in Regina.” said Mayor Michael Fougere,
“but with Canada’s 150th Anniversary before us we want to highlight and acknowledge the rich and unique contributions of our diverse population. Combined with the grand opening of our new iconic stadium, there will be a special buzz all throughout our city. I believe this event will be truly unforgettable.”
Regina’s main stage performances in Wascana Centre will bring together all ages and cultural groups for free, diverse performances featuring Marianas Trench, Regina’s The Dead South, a special Pow Wow dancing demonstration by Charging Bear Performance and more.
“Canada Day is an opportunity for everyone to celebrate our shared values and accomplishments as Canadians,” said the Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness. “This year, Canada 150 presents us with a unique opportunity to come together to celebrate what it means to be Canadian and to start creating the Canada of the future. I look forward to seeing you all at the Canada Day festivities in Regina so we can celebrate this exceptional year together!”
Presented by the Co-op Refinery, Regina’s Canada Day fireworks will showcase the longest and most intense display at 20 minutes and 17 seconds, featuring diverse music from Canadian artists and refreshing designs guaranteed to thrill the audience and leave a lasting and powerful impression.
“Saskatchewan has always been a province with a rich blend of people and cultures - that is the Canadian mosaic,” Minister Responsible for the Provincial Capital Commission Christine Tell said. “We’re delighted to join the City of Regina and our community partners in celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary with activities that include gathering 1,500 people together to form a ‘living flag’ on the lawn of our Legislative Building.”
Free transit, including Paratransit services, will be offered all Canada Day and provide a more accessible way for participants to take part in all the featured event venues around the city including Wascana Centre, Confederation Park, City Square Plaza and Government House.
“Canada Day celebrations are always memorable in Regina,” noted Elizabeth Strom, Committee Chair of Regina’s Canada Day Committee. “Our local organizing committee is excited to be part of a team this year to help deliver the biggest July 1 event the city has ever experienced. There is something for everyone this Canada Day”.
July 1 will be an accessible, free, fun-filled family event being kicked off with a free pancake breakfast, contests and free giveaways, a Pep Rally kicking off the first home Rider game in new Mosaic Stadium and so much more.
Canada’s 150th Canada Day celebration is proudly supported by the Government of Canada and National Partner, CIBC.
For further details, please visit Regina.ca/Canada150.