the ZEN in balance
LET’S CELEBRATE CANADA DAY // June 28, 2017
It’s Canada’s birthday July 1st. And this year it’s a major celebration with 150 years under our nation’s belt. Canadians from coast to coast will celebrate our birthday and we want you to get out and enjoy every minute, too. There are so many special events – perhaps too many to mention. But here are some of the celebrations you can enjoy right here in and around Calgary! Remember to wear red and white and proudly wave our flag.
Heritage Park – Free Pancake Breakfast
Free pancake breakfast for the first 2017 guests at Heritage Park before 10:30am. All ages will enjoy Canada’s history in a beautiful park setting.
Studio Bell – FREE Admission
Experience all day entertainment including soul, hip-hop, gypsy jazz and bluegrass. Play with interactive instruments and sing along to O Canada.
Calaway Park – FREE Birthday Cupcakes
A sweet treat for the first 1,000 guests with more freebies all day long! Take the family for a fun day of rides and sides of ice cream, hot dogs and more.
Olympic Plaza – FREE Admission
Celebrate Canada’s 150th with friends and neighbours in the centre of the city. Enjoy roving performers and a special performance by Ian Tyson.
Eau Claire Market – FREE Admission
Kids will love the magician, face painting, reptile display and petting zoo. And slightly older young Canadians can groove to the beats of local DJ’s.
Fort Calgary – FREE Pancake Breakfast
Celebrate Canada’s earliest history with indigenous games and stories, learn powwow dancing, enjoy food truck treats and a special ‘living flag’ event.
Riverfront Park – Music and Fireworks
Live entertainment from Armond Duck Chief, Crystal Plamondon, Michael Bernard Fitzgerald and Tegan and Sara. Stay for fireworks to end the day.
Confederation Park – FREE Pancake Breakfast
Fill your tummy then enjoy horse drawn wagon rides, a music stage and the opening of a 1967 time capsule. Fun activities for every family member!
Calgary Central Library – LEGO construction
Build your own LEGO, enjoy storytelling and songs, indoor campfire and a special chess challenge as two chess masters play up to 20 games at a time.
Chinatown – FREE Admission
Marvel at painting and calligraphy in the Chinese Cultural Centre, with street markets, snacks, balloons, cultural shows and a kite flying festival.
Canada Parks – FREE Admission
Wow! What a great way for the entire family to celebrate Canada’s 150th.
Pick up your FREE Discovery Pass at any MEC store then hit the road!
MEC 830 – 10th Avenue SW
If these activities are just not enough to fill your busy schedule, check out more options online at http://www.familyfuncanada.com/calgary/canada-day-events-in-calgary/ and enjoy a wonderful, fun and educational 150th Birthday, Canada!
Why build with Avalon? We stand out from the crowd in a few important ways. LEARN MORE