Due to the significant amount of rain we have received in June, and especially the last few days, the Regina Canada Day Committee (RCDC) and Wascana Center Authority (WCA) held an emergency meeting on Sunday, June 29th to determine how to proceed with the July 1st celebration.
The Wascana Centre grounds around the Legislature are simply too soft too hold any activities on them making it necessary to scale back the day's events. With significantly less room for events, we had to eliminate one of our stages and we had to make the tough decision to cancel Big Sugar and Wide Mouth Mason. Our main stage will now be located on the east end of Legislative Drive, with family performers on stage in the afternoon, and the teen's performer and local bands performing in the evening. Please refer to our main stage link for the new line up and times.
With the cancellation of our headliner and space limitations, we have also made a decision to cancel the beer gardens and some of the other activities planned, but we have done our best to still provide a variety of activities for the whole family. The Western Canada's Strongest Man competition will be back for it's third year, there will be Dino Bouncers and Cirque Nova Circus performers for the kids, and CurbsideGames will provide entertainment for the tweens and teens. Food, retail and craft vendors will be on hand selling there wares, and a number of street teams will be providing entertainment and activities.
Weather permitting, the evening will once again be capped off with a spectacular display of fire works. Prairie Sky has developed a show set to music for this year's event so you will not want to miss the show.
The changes to this year's event are the result of circumstances out of our control, but we have done our best, on short notice, to still put on an event that will provide something for all ages. It is our hope that everyone will have a safe and happy Canada Day.
Western Canada's Strongman Competition sponsored by Halcyon Spas is coming back to the park.Halcyon Spas has generously donated a $17,000 hot tub package to Big Brothers of Regina.Tickets will be sold during the competition, with the draw being made immediately following the show around 4pm. All proceeds go to Big Brothers of Regina.
Canada's Strongest Man is an annual competition held in Canada, and features Canadian athletes exclusively. The provinces of Canada hold annual championships with the top 3 or 4 athletes going on to the National Championships at the end of the year to crown Canada's Strongest Man. Come out and cheer these men on. Competition starts at 1pm and goes to approx. 4pm. You don't want to miss all the action.
Arm over Arm truck pull (20,000lbs)
Dumbbell Press Medley (160-175-190-205 lb) - dumbbells
all pressed (1 hand) in order for time
Hot Tub Deadlift - tub full of people on a vehicle DL apparatus (~700 lbs)
Farmers Walk - 350 lbs/ in each hand for 130 ft.
Stone loading (4.5 foot boxes) - 5 stone run - 300lb up to 370-410lb
Tire Flip - 800 lb tire for 100 ft.
Chris Davies - BC
Jon Wade - AB
Quinton Falk - SK
Scott Cummine - SK
Artur Walus - AB
Check out Western Canada Strongman’s Facebook page for more information.
Leif Welz - AB
Brad Provick - SK
Elijah Hall - AB
Scott Wallace - BC
Travis Krushelnicki- SK
Jay Smith - AB
Steve Halladay – SK
Alternate- Brad Sheperd – AB
Other fabulous attractions are the Dragon Boats that you can try your hand at rowing, hang out with Reggie the U of R mascot, check out Curbside Games mobile truck and book your kids next birthday party, learn and have fun with the Saskatchewan Science Centre (Superheroes of Sustainability), train with Cirque Nova Circus, play some games with Scouts Canada,and get your picture taken with the Milk mobile team and create you very own “Milk Every Moment” poster.Please refer to the “What’s Happening” link for a complete list of activities.
Help support the Regina Food Bank
Please bring any non-perishable food item and drop them in one of the following bins.
Locations can be found at the main entrances West and East side of Legislative Drive,
beer gardens and the volunteer tent.
On our secondary stage we have The Beat Attic with Shawn Jobin. Hailing from Québec City and now established in Saskatoon, Shawn Jobin, also known as "The Beat Attic", has been in the music world for years now. Adventuring his skills and knowledge as a touring French rap performer, prize winning song writer, producer and DJ. This House thug always delivers a funky flavoured set, melting Deep sounds with bright vibes. He brings House!
For information on other entertainers and activities click the “What’s Happening” link.
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.
If you have any questions at all please drop a line to: