Monday, July 1st 2013
Update for June 28th – Here is the revised itinerary for Canada Day. In addition to scheduled activities there will be a number of artists and vendors on Stephen Avenue. Many vintage/handmade and pet supply vendors from our cancelled street markets will be set-up alongside the Canadian Artists for the Poor who will be hosting an artwalk along 8th avenue. For updates, see the Calgary Canada Day Website.
Shaw Millennium Park – 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Stephen Avenue Walk (8 Ave SW) – 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Powwow at Olympic Plaza – 1 to 5 p.m.
- The sounds of the drum will resonate through the air as Calgarians take part in music and dance at the exhibition powwow. Come explore aboriginal culture and education through storytelling, crafts for all ages and traditional aboriginal cuisine.
Fireworks – approximately 10:45 p.m.
- Fireworks will light up the Calgary sky from Centre Street Bridge.
Fort Calgary is hosting a pancake breakfast and children’s activities: Free family friendly events get underway at 9:00 am and run until 4:00 pm. There will be pony rides, kids crafts, a petting zoo and more, plus an antique car show, and a whole bunch of YYCFoodTrucks!
On Stephen Avenue: Back in the Pack will be offering $10 Mobile Studio pet portraits. Proceeds will go to the Calgary Humane Society.
As a result of flooding, downtown Calgary has spent the past week in flux. Some events, including Sled Island were cancelled and many more were postponed indefinitely. We still don’t know the extent of the damages, but Downtown Calgary will re-open triumphantly very soon as our city service workers are doing everything in their power to get things back to a state of normal.
Canada Day celebrations are still planned for July 1st in Downtown Calgary, however many of the planned festivities on Prince’s Island park will be moved to Shaw Millenium park and Stephen Avenue. The official map that was distributed to local businesses will no longer be accurate, but please check back frequently as we will be updating this page as further details are confirmed.
We are working with the City of Calgary for a great day, so check their website for updated details as well (City of Calgary Canada Day 2013). This will be a day to come together as a city and celebrate both the birth of Canada, but also the strength and goodwill of the amazing Calgarians who have worked their butts off during the flooding to rebuild Downtown Calgary.
Thanks again to everyone who is excited to get back Downtown with us. Thanks to everyone who is working hard to get everything back to normal. We know it’s been a long time coming, but it will be worth the wait.
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