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City Celebrations for Municipal Government Day & Canada Day
Posted Date: 6/27/2017 7:00 PM
Canada150The City of Grande Prairie is hosting a huge range of programming to mark Canada’s 150 anniversary! From Wednesday, June 28 through to Canada Day on July 1, the City of Grande Prairie will come alive with family-friendly events taking place all over the city.

Where & When

June 28
Municipal Government Day

Location: Revolution Place
Time:
4 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Live Entertainment kicks off at 5:30 p.m.
Featured this year are free performances from chart topping artist Tim Hicks and his guests Dan Davidson and the Range Road Ramblers.

June 29
Dave Barr's 4th Annual Free Kids Fair

Location: Dave Barr Community Centre
Time: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
All families are welcome to join in the fun with plenty of activities for children ages 2 – 6. The fair features a variety of entertainment, information booths and fun activities for kids.

June 30
Pyro-Musical Fireworks

Location: Muskoseepi Park
Time: 8 p.m. with Fireworks starting at midnight
The kickoff to Canada Day begins with midnight fireworks plus two stages of entertainment, activities and food vendors at Muskoseepi Park. Tune into Q99 98.9 FM to listen to the fireworks music.

July 1
Canada Day Pancake Breakfast & Fun Run

Location: Eastlink Centre
Time: 8 a.m. – noon
The Eastlink Centre is offering full access to the facility for $1.50 plus, a free pancake breakfast, live music, bouncy castles and face painters from 8 a.m. Join in the Canada Day 5k or 10k fun run.

Canada Day Parade

Location: Downtown
Time: 1 p.m.
The annual Canada Day Parade takes place in the downtown core starting at the corner of 94 St. and 108 Ave., north of Hillside Community School. The parade heads west on 108 Ave, turning south onto 96 St., and finally heading west down 100 Ave. ending at GPRC.

Grande Prairie Museum

Location: Grande Prairie Museum
Time: 2:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Enjoy a range of family fun with old fashioned carnival games, bingo, trivia, a photo booth and a live HAM radio contest plus the opportunity to win Canadian-themed prizes.

Heritage Discovery Centre

Time: noon – 6 p.m.
Special scavenger hunts with Canadian-themed prizes.

Rev. Forbes Homestead and Pioneer Hospital

Time: noon – 5 p.m.
Take part in lawn games or guided tours running all afternoon.

Muskoseepi Park

Time: From 2 p.m.
Following the parade, Muskoseepi Park features two stages of entertainment, a Canada Day cake, face painting, children’s activities, community displays and local food vendors.

Canada Day Park n' Ride

Time: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
A free transit service is running from the GPRC transit stop, with stops at Muskoseepi Park and Centre 2000 to get festival attendees to and from Canada Day events. Park and ride signs will be at all three stops.

Facility & Parking Closures

There will be no parking available in Muskoseepi Park on June 30 and July 1st. Parking is available in designated street areas or in public parking lots within the downtown core.

Some City facilities will remain closed, or have adjusted opening hours for Canada Day:

 Montrose Cultural Centre:   closed
 Grande Prairie Museum:  open 2:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. 
 Eastlink Centre:    open 7 a.m. – noon
 Coca-Cola Centre:   closed
 Dave Barr Community Centre:   closed

More information can be found at cityofgp.com/canadaday

Note: Some activities are weather dependent, please check cityofgp.com or our official social media channels for real-time updates.