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St. Albert Celebrates Canada’s 150th

Excited residents and families dressed in their finest Canada-themed clothing made their way down to Rotary and Riel Parks on July 1 to celebrate our country turning 150 years old!

This is the City of St. Albert’s third year hosting the celebration at these parks and it proved once again to be the perfect location for families to take in all the sights and enjoy the activities. Upon arriving, event visitors got decked out with temporary tattoos, pins, flags and other swag to show their Canadian spirit.

Music played all day at the concert stage, providing a variety of fun and entertaining melodies for people to listen to. Rotary Park was lined with vendor tents providing free food and activities like face painting, cookies, watermelon, crafts, inflatables and more. Riel Park hosted more fun, including football, soccer and lacrosse activities, a firetruck and ambulance display, and a Public Works vehicle display, which included a ride in the lift bucket!

Once the day’s activities were complete, attendees headed into downtown St. Albert for the night concert at St. Albert Place. Music rocked the downtown core from 7 to 10:30 p.m. and included performances by Shred Kelly, Locarno and headliner Current Swell. The crowd sang and danced the night away right up until the end.

The grand finale fireworks show concluded the night. The community sat in awe of the colourfully lit sky as it closed off another memorable day in celebration of our country. Approximately 20,000 people in total came out to support the Canada Day events in St. Albert.

Thank you to our volunteers, sponsors, City staff and community members for joining us for this wonderful event!

Last edited: July 13, 2017

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