Can you believe July long is this weekend? Crazy how time continues to speed up. (Insert cliche statement about ‘time’ here). However, these long weekend checkpoints are a nice reminder to stop and smell the roses once in a while.
As Jazz Fest is winding down this week, our question remains, what do you have planned for this weekend’s summer kickoff? We would love some feedback on what your favourite memories were on this weekend. With that in mind, we have put together some great ideas for you to try, if you have not already made a game plan. Here we go!
If you live around Saskatoon, you can partake in Optimist Canada Day at Diefenbaker Park. The schedule is here and it is loaded with the activities, such as:
- Pancake Breakfast 8 – 11:00am
- Sask Intercultural Association 11:30 – 1:30pm
- Pavlychenko Dance Ensemble 2 – 2:30pm
- Media Stage Entertainment (Michele Dubois & Chris Henderson) 3:15 – 5:45pm
- Transcontinental Blues Band 6:15 – 7:00pm
- Tucker Lane Band 7:30 – 8:30pm
- Stuck in the 80’s Band 9:00 – 10:30pm
- Fireworks presentation by NUTRIEN. 10:40pm
There will be food trucks, children’s activities (including: face painting, tattoos, amusement rides, etc.) and a Flea Market all day long. The recipe for a hooting good time. Warman is also having a similar lineup of events. You can view them here.
Or maybe you want to view the fireworks from the water. You can book a specialty cruise here, and for $80 you can watch from the river. Check to see if there is availability.
For those who maybe want to escape the city, you may wish to explore some of our great Saskatchewan Parks & Lakes. Check out these more remote areas for some Canada Day festivities:
There are all kinds of activities, in Saskatchewan, during this Canada Day weekend. Sometimes it’s nice to have a quieter weekend away with family and friends and just go camping, or have a nice evening outside on the patio. Kick up your feet, you’ve worked hard.
Saskatchewan is known for its living skies and it’s nice to take it in when you can. Whether it’s sunsets, rainbows, thunderstorms or northern lights; we get our share of spectacular activity in the skies. Those living skies will now include a variety of fireworks shows this weekend, so keep an eye out for those.
We are very lucky to live in this amazing country called Canada. We are a melting pot of diverse people from all walks of life. Despite our differences, we come together and we support one another. We were very fortunate to have our very own Toronto Raptors win the NBA Championship just a few weeks ago, and it was great to see the country united in that victory. Let’s take time this weekend to remember and reflect on what we love about our amazing country and how we can continue to make Canada the greatest nation on earth. Happy Canada Day everyone!