To quote Regina Mayor Michael Fougere, “Regina will be rocking on July 1.”
The City of Regina kicked off its celebrations for Canada’s 150th anniversary of confederation last week when all the Canada Day events happening in the Queen City were unveiled.
According to Christine Tell, the minister responsible for the Provincial Capital Commission, it’s going to be an amazing day.
“The organizers are going out of their way to make Canada 150 even more memorable,” Tell told residents last week.
On Canada Day, celebrations will include free live entertainment, an interactive ‘living flag’ made up of more than 1,500 people, a citizenship ceremony and a fireworks display that’s expected to last nearly half an hour.
Public transit in the city will also be free on Canada Day.
Tell added that staging an event as big as this takes extra elbow grease.
“Celebrations for Canada’s 150th takes a lot of hard work and planning,” said Tell. “I want to thank our community partners for their collaboration — especially the City of Regina for its leadership in organizing the Canada Day celebrations.”
The main stage performances will take place in Wascana Park and will feature Canadian band Marianas Trench, among others.
The day will start with a free pancake breakfast and a pep rally, kicking off the first Rider home game in new Mosaic Stadium.