Get out your red and white because this Sunday we’ll be celebrating Canada Day. That’s right, folks. We may not be as zealously patriotic as our neighbors to the south but we do know how to party when the time comes. Whether you’re just having a BBQ at your house with some friends, enjoying a day at the beach, or checking out some of the local festivities, Canada Day is about enjoying the freedom and lifestyle that we are so lucky to have in this great country. Here are some events for the whole family that you can check out this Sunday July 1st:
9am – Silly Hat Parade – Join the “Riverview Striders” at 9am at the Riverfront gazebo for a “Silly Hat Parade”. Prize for best hat.
10:30 a.m – Canada Day “In Motion” Bike Ride presented by the City’s Parks and Leisure Department (Riverfront Park – meet at Millenium Garden behind Moncton Press Club)
12 p.m. to 8 p.m. – Kids’ PlayZone featuring bouncy games, facepainting, airbrush tattoos, and more (Riverfront Park)
12 p.m. to 4 p.m. – Canada-themed Archaeological Dig for kids presented by the Moncton Museum (Riverfront Park) Pre-registration required: 857-0590.
1:00pm– National Anthem: Lauren Barnes singing “Oh Canada” – Riverview
4:15pm -5:15pm – Music : Celtic Artist Shannon Quinn – Riverview
5 p.m. to 9:40 p.m. – Canada Day Concert on the Whoa Canada! Main Stage (Main Street) featuring: Vishtèn, Melanie Morgan, Jean-François Breau et Marie-Ève Janvier and Down With Webster
6 p.m – Cake Cutting, flag-raising, national anthem, concert and games for children – Place 1604, Dieppe.
10 p.m. — Tri-county Canada Day Fireworks – along the Pedicodiac River
What will you be doing this Canada Day?
Photo credit: Chiot’s Run on Flickr
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