Canada Day festivities are officially back in Fort Saskatchewan.
One of the city’s biggest parties is returning as a live and in-person event in 2022. The last two years have seen virtual and modified Canada Day celebrations; however, this year promises all of the usual favourites.
Here’s what you can expect to see:
Canada Day Pancake Breakfast
Sponsored by Dow
The Fort Saskatchewan Fire Department and Dow employees will volunteer their time to cook and serve at the Canada Day Pancake Breakfast. People are encouraged to donate to the fire department’s boot drive during the event as they are collecting donations for the Muscular Dystrophy Society.
You can find the pancake breakfast at the Fort Saskatchewan Legion parking lot from 8 am until 10 am
Canada Day Parade
Sponsored by PME
Residents can once again line the streets and watch the floats and displays pass by as the Canada Day parade begins at 11 am
For businesses, community groups, car enthusiasts and cultural groups who are still interested in submitting an entry for the Canada Day Parade, you can find the parade application form on the city’s website. The deadline to apply is June 15.
Canada Day Activities
A fun afternoon of festivities will follow the opening ceremony at 1 pm in Legacy Park.
Caricature artists, face painting and glitter tattoos, inflatables, human foosball, and a video game trailer are all offerings you’ll be able to find on Canada Day. This year’s featured activity will be a “Ninja Warrior” obstacle course for those who wish to test out their agility skills.
Attendees will want to purchase a $5 wristband to enjoy all the activities.
There will also be a 20-foot Canada Day mural that festival-goers can color on.
The Fort Heritage Precinct will provide free guided tours of the North-West Mounted Police Fort and Historical Village from 1 pm to 6 pm
As is tradition, the Fort Saskatchewan Farmers’ Market will host a special Canada Day market from 10 am until 4 pm at the CN Station parking lot next to Legacy Park.
St. George’s Church will be providing hamburgers, hot dogs, pie, and coffee from 9 am to 2 pm, in addition to hosting a bake sale inside.
A variety of food trucks will also be available on-site.
Afternoon entertainment will feature the musical stylings of Steven Sware, Harold Reichstein, David Unsworth and the band, and Rachel Gleddie. The city will unveil this year’s headliner and supporting performers for the night concert next Monday, in an effort to boost anticipation (June 13).
The day will end with a firework show immediately after the evening concert at the Rotary Amphitheatre in Peter T. Ream Park at 10:45 pm
Transit in town will be free on Canada Day thanks to event sponsor, MEGlobal.
Due to a lack of volunteer support, there will be no Canada Car Show and Shine this year. More details about Canada Day in Fort Saskatchewan can be found here.