Canada Day Activities Changing in Some Communities in the Parkland Region

Two communities in the Parkland Region are cancelling or postponing Canada Day activities.

Fort Qu’Appelle decided to postpone its Canada Day parade and fireworks to July 31st.

Wadena is cancelling its parade and postponing the fireworks display, but are continuing with other activities such as floor hockey and kite flying.

In place of the parade, the Town of Wadena is encouraging everyone to take a moment of silence between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. out of respect for the Indigenous community.

The City of Melville made the decision to not go ahead with Canada Day celebrations, as a sign of respect for the Cowessess First Nation and all residental school survivors and their families.

Melville City Council also encourages residents to light a candle at their homes in support of all residential school surviviors.

Some Canada Day celebrations are being changed in light of hundreds of unmarked graves found at former residential school sites in Kamloops, B.C. and the Cowessess First Nation.

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