Canada’s 150th Anniversary is being celebrated across the country, including here in the Parkland Region.
Mayor Bob Maloney says once again Yorkton’s celebrations are being held at the Western Development Museum.
“They’ve got a colour party entrance, remarks from dignitaries, and (a) oath of reaffirmation of Canadian citizenship…it’s something we haven’t done before,” the Mayor said. “and that will be followed by entertainment on the main stage from 12:30 p.m. until 4.”
The day will end with fireworks at 10 this evening at the Gallagher Centre Exhibition Grounds.
In Canora lots of work is going on to spruce up the community. Mayor Gina Rakochy says she’s happy to brag up the residents in the community.
“The whole community is pitching in with making our already beautiful little town even more attractive in preparation for the upcoming Canora in Bloom Week and Canada 150 birthday celebration.”
Rakochy adds that she would like to thank the town staff for working hard on the King George Park for the Canada Day celebrations.
Meanwhile down the road in Preeceville, Mayor Garth Harris says is bragging up the town this weekend.
Harris figures that Preeceville is one of the best towns with a population of 1 thousand in the world, based on some key proponents such as values.
“Our mission statement is to provide a friendly, welcoming, safe community.”
“So based on those standards, we add the fact that we’re located in Saskatchewan, and also the fact that Canada is turning 150, I have to proclaim that Preeceville is the best population of a thousand on the planet.” Harris boasted.
Harris adds there are numerous reasons for why residents should be proud to call Preeceville home.
Across the border into Manitoba, in Swan River, Mayor Glen McKenzie says the community has their own events taking place today.
He says celebrations kick off at 1PM from the Legion Park, with the day including some great entertainment at the entertainment stage, and the evening will end with fireworks at the rodeo grounds grand stand at dusk.