2015 marks the 50th Anniversary of the Canadian Flag.
On February 15, 1965, at the stroke of noon, the new Maple Leaf flag was raised as the crowd sang the national anthem O Canada followed by the royal anthem God Save The Queen. Governor General Georges Vanier and Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson and members of the Cabinet joined thousands Canadians for the official ceremony inaugurating the new Canadian flag on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. This year the Regina Canada Day Committee is planning events to commemorate this historial event. For more information on the July 1, 2015 activities keep checking this site for information closer to Canada Day.
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Here's a look at what you can expect to find at Wascana park on July 1st.
Fireworks start at 10:30 p.m. or later, depending on when the sun sets! If a storm is imminent and the weather becomes a factor, we will try and hold off until the scheduled time, but for safety of everyone in the park and the fireworks team, we sometimes have to quickly make a decision whether to cancel or set them off right away. If a storm is threatening, I would error on the side of caution and come to the park earlier just in case Mother Nature forces us to begin the show early.
The fireworks are set off from Willow Island, however, they can be seen throughout all of Wascana Park.
Missed the fireworks last year? Watch here:
Parking: For those of you coming to the park to enjoy the festivities we would like to inform you that there is no parking on Legislative Drive in front of the Legislative building and some of the surrounding roads in the park may be blocked off as well. If you find parking on the streets around the park please take note that you have not parked in a "no parking" area as you vehicle maybe ticketed and or towed. For anyone who has a wheelchair permit you may park in front of the Legislative building, just show your permit to the commissionaires. New this year, Bike Regina a bike valet service is a safe, fenced in, secure area, and a free service that is provided at many local, community events. Just drop off your bike and they will tag your bike and give you a claim ticket. When you are ready to go, simply hand in that ticket in exchange for your bike! The bike valet service will be open until 11:30pm after which time any unclaimed bikes will be left at the area unattended.
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