As Canada prepares to celebrate its 156th birthday, the vibrant city of Regina is gearing up to host a range of exciting events and festivities on Canada Day. With a diverse lineup of performances, entertainment, and mouthwatering food options, residents and visitors alike can look forward to a memorable day of celebration and community spirit. From Wascana Park to the Lieutenant Governor’s Canada Day Celebration at Government House, there is something for everyone to enjoy in Regina on this special occasion.
Wascana Park Celebrations
Wascana Park, known for its scenic beauty and sprawling green spaces, will be a hub of activity on Canada Day. The day kicks off with a free pancake breakfast at Wascana Place on the main stage, providing the perfect opportunity to fuel up for the day’s festivities. Families and individuals can indulge in fluffy pancakes and delicious maple syrup while enjoying the lively atmosphere.
Throughout the afternoon, the main stage will host an impressive lineup of performances, featuring popular bands like D’arcy Playground, The People, Big Bad Storm, Epic, Grimstone, and Cory Marks. These talented musicians will entertain the crowd with their eclectic music styles, ensuring a dynamic and engaging experience for all attendees.
In addition to the main stage performances, local talents will also take the stage at the Family Fun Stage, entertaining the audience with their diverse skills and acts. From 12:15 p.m. to 12:45 p.m., the RCCA Red Leaves Performing Arts Group will captivate spectators with their vibrant cultural performances. Following that, from 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., the Métis Stars will showcase their traditional dances, offering a glimpse into the rich Indigenous heritage of the region. Storytelling duo Rhonda Donais and Matt Totten will take the stage from 1:45 p.m. to 2:15 p.m., engaging the audience with captivating tales and narratives. The Afro Dance Team will impress with their energetic and rhythmic moves from 2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. And from 3:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m., Mr. Mark will astonish the crowd with his incredible magic tricks. The Tavria Ukrainian Folk Dance Ensemble will showcase their colorful and lively routines from 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., followed by the talented magician Sitruc James from 4:45 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
One of the highlights of the day is the Classic Strongman Championship, returning for its 10th anniversary. This thrilling event will feature 14 athletes from across Canada competing in various strongman events, including the arm-over-arm coach bus pull, overhead press medley, atlas stones, car deadlift for reps, keg toss, and super medley. Witnessing these incredibly strong athletes showcase their skills and determination is a sight to behold and adds an exciting element to the festivities.
As the day winds down, the celebrations at Wascana Park will culminate in a breathtaking fireworks display at 10:30 p.m. The night sky will be illuminated with a stunning array of colors, creating a mesmerizing spectacle for all spectators. It’s the perfect way to end the day on a high note and create lasting memories.
Lieutenant Governor’s Canada Day Celebration
According to Global News, For those seeking a more cultural and family-oriented experience, the Government House is the place to be. From 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., the main stage will feature a delightful lineup of dancers and musicians, providing a captivating showcase of talent. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs or blankets to enjoy the performances comfortably.
In addition to the main
stage entertainment, outdoor activities will offer a range of engaging experiences for all ages. Dog sports demonstrations will showcase the agility and skills of our furry friends, while appearances by storybook princesses and superheroes will bring smiles to children’s faces. The Saskatchewan Science Centre will present interactive shows, combining education and entertainment. Attendees can also immerse themselves in cultural activities such as Métis finger weaving, face painting, and bubble blowing. These activities provide an opportunity to connect with local traditions and foster a sense of pride in Canadian heritage.
Food and refreshments will be available throughout the day to satisfy hungry appetites. Complimentary treats like popcorn, barley sugar pops, lemonade, and water will be provided for visitors to enjoy. For those craving heartier options, a selection of delicious food items will be available for purchase, including burgers, hot dogs, chips, snow cones, and soft drinks. It’s a chance to indulge in tasty treats while taking in the festivities.