Oh Canada, we’re ready to celebrate!

Winnipeggers participate in the 2014 living flag at the Forks
Winnipeggers participate in the 2014 Living Flag at The Forks

From far and wide, but especially downtown Winnipeg, we’re excited and ready to celebrate your birthday, Canada!

I don’t know about you, but I’ve got a pretty full day of festivities planned for July 1!

First-thing in the morning I’m meeting up with the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ crew and over 2,500 Winnipeggers at Shaw Park (home of the Winnipeg Goldeyes!) to participate in the Canada Day Living Flag event! Winnipeg has been successful for three years in a row in assembling the largest Living Flag in all of Canada, but last year we were beat out by Calgary. Come out at 9:00 AM to get a free red or white t-shirt (while supplies last) and get in on the largest Living Flag in Canada as we reclaim our title this year (the 50th anniversary of our maple leaf flag!), plus entertainment by the Dirty Catfish Brass Band and fun for all!

Bonus: there’s a Goldeyes game later on in the day – grab tickets while you’re at the park (or buy them here)!

Next I plan on hopping next door to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights – there’s going to be all kinds of family activities and guided tours throughout the day.

After that, I think it’ll be time for some refreshments – AKA time to hit up the Earls on Main block party for music, dancing and some festive drinks in the sunshine. Cheers to that!

Speaking of music and dancing, next up I plan on zipping over to The Forks – what better spot to be than the city’s most historical meeting place to celebrate our glorious and free country!

From 5PM onwards, there will be music and entertainment on the Festival Stage including Slow Leaves, Attica Riots and the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, as well as live music Under the Canopy and indoors on the Market Stage too. Additional perks: lemonade, mini donuts, and 11PM fireworks!


What are you planning to do for Canada Day? Let’s hear it!

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