Celebrating our country’s 142nd birthday will be a city-wide affair tomorrow, giving each Edmontonian an opportunity to help Canada blow out the candles on its cake.
Events are jam-packed at our province’s political home base. A 15-kilometre race and a 2.5-kilometre fun run will kick start the day on the Leg grounds. Activities to follow include magic, a classic car show and various musical acts.
Eating free on Canada Day will kick off with a free pancake breakfast at the Alberta legislature at 7 a.m.
Birthday cake will be dished up at both the Valley Zoo, Muttart Conservatory and cty hall, and outdoor adventurers will chow down on at a free barbecue at Borden Park.
For those who have ever wondered about our province’s political history, and where their MLA fits in, guided tours of the building will run through the day.
Hudson’s, a popular city taphouse, will be pouring drinks in exchange for Canadian Tire money today and tomorrow.
“Let’s face it, its something we all have laying around our houses, and something every Canadian can identify with,” said spokesman Matt Salucop.
A trip back in time will be guided by costumed historians at Fort Edmonton Park, reliving the beginnings of Canada Day, and its evolution.
The main staple Silly Summer Parade will wind its way down Whyte Avenue starting at noon, and will end at Queen Alexandra Park with the wedding of two dogs, Meiko and Molly.
The grand finale will bathe Edmonton’s river valley in colour, as the Great Divide Waterfall cascades light from the High Level Bridge, followed by spectacular fireworks show at 11 p.m.