Canada Day celebrations taking place across Central Alberta

Sylvan Lake will celebrate Canada Day on Friday with a wide variety of activities, ending with the big fireworks and boat parade on the lake.

Sylvan Lake will celebrate Canada Day on Friday with a wide variety of activities, ending with the big fireworks and boat parade on the lake.

Family activities include large bouncy toys, face-painting, fake tattoos and more at the south end of the Pier.

The new Lighthouse Park will officially open at 11 a.m. Access to the park is on Lakeshore Drive just east of the marina.

The colour party and flag-raising is at 2 p.m. followed by the March of Canadians from the Municipal Government building to Sylvan Lake Provincial Park. Everyone is invited to march along.

A giant birthday cake celebration and singing of Happy Birthday takes place at 2:30 p.m. with Mayor Sean MacIntyre and other dignitaries leading the way.

Other activities include free massages from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on the Pier. Appointments can be booked at the tent there and then an electronic message will be sent out when it’s time for your massage.

The Rotary Club’s Great Duck Race starts at 4 p.m. at Bukwildz on Lakeshore Drive. Funds from the $10 tickets go toward scholarships for local children. Three cash prizes will be handed out.


Finally, the popular fireworks over the lake begin at 11 p.m.

Ponoka’s Canada Day activities will be held at Lions Centennial Park.

Cake, sponsored by the Town of Ponoka, will be served from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at IGA. Ponoka Mayor Rick Bonnett and other dignitaries will participate in the festivities with a brief ceremony at noon in the IGA parking lot.

A free barbecue will be served by the Ponoka Fire Department. Other free activities include bouncy castles, Canada Day tattoos, face-painting, and a bubble blowing station where you can build a special bubble blower that will create rainbow snake bubbles, and live entertainment.

The Railtown Park Band from Edmonton — a blend of rock, indie, alternative, folk-roots and country — will take the stage from 7-9 p.m. The Slough Water Symphony, an old-time rock and roll cover band from Central Alberta returns or their second year. at Ponoka’s Canada Day celebrations in the park.

The fireworks will be at the Stampede Grounds at dusk.

In the event of inclement weather, the Centennial Park festivities will move indoors to the Kinsmen Community Centre.

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