Canada Day is back at the Waterfront for 2023.
Last year’s event was held at the Rec Complex due to high river water and construction on the award-winning Eveline Street and excitement is building for July1.
More than just music
Ellie Longbottom, Selkirk’s Culture Coordinator, says the daytime will be filled with fun – Makers Market by Bud & Bloom for the shoppers, a kids zone with craft tables, glitter tattoos and outdoor games and United for Literacy partners with the city to offer a Tales and Trails walk featuring the book ‘Walking Together’. The market and kids zone get going at 4pm. Tales and Trails runs from 9am to 4pm.
“We are excited to be returning the Waterfront, it’s a perfect venue for bringing people together to embrace the arts and culture of our community,” Longbottom said.
“Baring bad weather, we will be at The Waterfront on July 1.”
The free event will include cultural programming and end with a bang with the best fireworks show around.
Living the seven sacred teachings
Jeannie White Bird and Sweetpea Starr will be leading the public on a live mural painting.
Members of the public will observe and interact with White Bird and Starr as they weave their storytelling onto a mural from 4pm to 10 pm. The mural, titled “Living the Seven Sacred Teachings”, honours the wisdom passed down through generations and embraces the unity that art brings.
Entertainment all night long
The Manitoba Metis Federation has sponsored the first group of entertainers who will take the Waterfront stage beginning at 4pm – the Dwight Klatt Band, Eddie Fleury ‘The Metis Man in Black’, St. Laurent Lil Bitty Steppers and Canoe Metis Youth Council Jiggers.
The entertainment continues and at 6pm Al Simmons takes the stage followed by Double Bourbon Duo at 7:15pm. Up next is Rockalypso at 8:30pm and Free Ride closes the show at 9:45pm. Fireworks are at 11pm.
How to get to the event
If you’re pondering how to get to the festivities, we encourage you to beat the parking hassle and use Selkirk’s safe and accessible multi-use pathways. Walk or bike and safely lock up your ride at one of our many bike racks on Eveline or Manitoba Ave.
Selkirk Transit is once again FREE with service running every half hour starting at 5pm and ending after the fireworks. Route information can be found at MySTA.ca.
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