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Canada Day 2019

CANCELLATION NOTICE: Due to extreme weather conditions, the Canada Day activities at Riel Recreation Park from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. have been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

At this time, the evening concert and fireworks will still be happening, but please stay tuned to our social media channels for any changes to those events. You can follow us on Facebook: @StARecreation and Twitter: @StA_Recreation.

Presented by True North Heating and Cooling

St. Albert Celebrates Canada Day presented by True North Heating and Cooling is a time for family and friends to come together and celebrate our great country! Come dressed in red and white and join the St. Albert community for fun that lasts all day. City parks, facilities, and historical sites will see a variety of events, allowing residents of all ages and interests to celebrate this historic anniversary.

All the events are located along or near the Red Willow Trail System, so residents can bike or walk to the event if they would like to take advantage of our wonderful trail system! Event goers can enjoy activities, games, food, and more from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Riel Recreation Park; parking is available on site or the public can use Park and Ride for no cost. In the evening, a concert at St. Albert Place from 7-10:30 p.m. will fill downtown St. Albert with melodies that will have people dancing and singing. The celebrations will end with the always popular fireworks display presented by the Kinsmen Club of St. Albert, which will rocket off from Mission Park at 11 p.m. See below for full schedule details.

Closure Notice: The Rotary Park parking lot and boat dock will be closed to the public on July 1.

Main Festivities

Canada Day Map

Activities:

St. Albert Legion Pancake Breakfast
8 - 11 a.m.
8 - 11 a.m.

St. Albert Legion Branch #271 located at 6 Tache Street. Cost is $5/person.

Activities at Riel Recreation Park
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Inflatable bouncy castles, obstacle courses, and slides Food handouts and vendors Climbing wall
Games, crafts, face painting, coloring contest and other activities Displays by the RCMP, Emergency Services, and Public Works Football, lacrosse, rugby, and soccer activities
Live concert entertainment Face painting Plus much more!
Day Concert at Riel Recreation Park
11 a.m.- 5 p.m.
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • 11:10 – 11:40 a.m. – ZÉPHYR
  • 11:45 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. – Official remarks, O Canada, and more!
  • 12:10 – 12:30 p.m. – Monica Lavoie     
  • 12:45 – 1:30 p.m. – Cristian de la Luna
  • 1:45 – 2:25 p.m. – Kaylin Kowalyshyn
  • 2:40 – 3 p.m. – Mark McKennitt
  • 4 – 4:45 p.m. – Soft March
  • 3:15 – 3:55 p.m. – Rubber Trees
  • 4:10 – 4:50 p.m. – Alleviate
  • 4:50 p.m. – Closing Remarks

Night Concert at St. Albert Place Presented by TD Bank Group
7 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

7 - 7:45 p.m.

Mariel Buckley

This Calgary native songwriter has performed her poetic and honest music to audiences at the Edmonton Folk Festival, Canmore Folk Festival and Vancouver Folk Festival. Her music can be described as gritty and truthful, which has earned her respect in the Alberta roots music community. Mariel is an artist truly coming into her own and ready to take on the world!

8 - 9 p.m.

Funkford and Sons

Hailing from Edmonton, AB, this premier funk band will be gracing the stage with tributes to funk’s greatest and grooviest artists like Parliament, Rick James, Sly, the Commodores and Chaka Khan. Their carefully curated repertoire of funk soul is an enjoyable show for all ages to appreciate the legendary music of this genre.

9:15 - 10:30 p.m.

Tragically Hip Celebration “Yer Favourites”

This headlining act is purely a celebration of Canada’s beloved band; The Tragically Hip. Five friends who share a mutual love for this group have gotten together to share Gord Downie’s and The Hip’s incredible catalogue of music, songs and history! Band members include Jesse Dee, Geoff O’Brien, Nigel Gale, Kyle Mosiuk, and Joe Nolan, who are all Edmonton and area locals.

Fireworks at Mission Park Presented by Kinsmen Club of St. Albert
11 p.m. Fireworks Display

Around the City

A number of partnering groups will be hosting their own Canada Day celebrations around St. Albert, including:

  • St. Albert Botanic Park
    Strawberry tea, live entertainment by
    The Jan Baker Trio. Free plant for kids.
    265 Sturgeon Road • 1 – 4 p.m.
  • Father Lacombe Chapel
    Historic tours, scavenger hunt, and
    crafts. 5 St. Vital Street • Noon – 4 p.m.
  • St. Albert Grain Elevator Park
    Tours, children’s crafts and games,
    snacks, music and more!
    4 Meadowview Drive • Noon – 4 p.m.
  • Little White School House
    Have a look inside the two-room
    schoolhouse, cookie decorating and
    family activities.
    2 Madonna Drive • Noon – 4 p.m.
  • Juneau House
    Tea, bannock, and tours.
    Dreamcatcher making by donation.
    9 Mission Avenue • Noon – 4 p.m.

And there’s always room for more people and groups to participate in these festivities! If you would like to explore how your group can participate this year or next, contact Scott Daniels.

Shuttle Service

St. Albert Transit will be providing a NO COST shuttle service from 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. from Village Transit Station to the Canada Day festivities around St. Albert.

Park and Ride Schedule

What to Bring

To get the most out of your Canada Day, please consider bringing the following: lawn chair, sunscreen, water bottle, blanket (to sit on the grass), umbrella, hat, and comfortable walking shoes.

Volunteers

Volunteer registration for Canada Day 2019 is now closed. Thanks to everyone who applied!

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Reliance The Furnace Company


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Last edited: July 2, 2019

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