Canada Day main stage shown with performer singing to the crowd.

The City of Selkirk presents Canada Day at the Selkirk Waterfront on July 1, 2024.

The day will include cultural programming along with live entertainment a market and of course, food vendors and the best fireworks display in the Interlake.

The free event will take place outdoors (weather permitting) so please bring a lawn chair.

We continually update the Canada Day programming schedule, so be sure to check back here for the latest information.

Entertainment

The Breeze and The Métis Man in Black – Presented in partnership with the Manitoba Métis Federation

Eddie Fleury “The Metis Man in Black”
Born and raised in Brandon MB his family originally from Ste. Madeleine MB. Now a resident of the Metis community in St. Laurent MB. A self-taught musician who has been playing guitar from an early age. Now, he plays Metis-style country music, which he calls Rustic Country, backed by his four-piece band, “The Breeze.”

Brian Mayo a proud Manitoba Metis musician born in Selkirk MB. Raised and still residents in the RM of St. Andrews. A guitar player from a young age also plays mandolin and fiddle. Currently the lead guitarist and musical arranger from Eddie Fleury and the Breeze.

Kinew Metis Youth Council Dancers – Presented in partnership with the Manitoba Métis Federation
Kinew Youth Dancers jigging

The Kinew Youth Dancers are now in their third year of mastering the jig. Since their debut in March 2022, they have performed at 43 events, showcasing their growing skills. Under the expert instruction of Dean Davis, they are perfecting their techniques with dedication and passion. Recently, they have also begun learning square dancing, with plans to debut the Kinew Youth Métis Square Dancers in the near future. Funding for the program is from the Manitoba Red River Métis Federation.

Norman Chief Memorial Dancers – Presented in partnership with the Manitoba Métis Federation
Norman Chief Memorial Dancers group photo with members dressed in white, black and blue

The Norman Chief Memorial Dancers were founded in 2004 in memory of the late Norman Chief, a Manitoba musician, singer, and entertainer. The Norman Chief Dancers’ primary purpose is to promote and develop community spirit through traditional style Métis music and dance. The team dances at fundraising events in communities throughout Manitoba to further promote Indigenous culture and heritage.

United Thunder – Presented in partnership with the Manitoba Métis Federation
United Thunder Square Dancing Group team photo dressed in black and purple clothing

United Thunder is a dynamic Indigenous square dance group that bases their performances around The Red River Jig and Traditional Square dancing. The group was born out of a deep commitment to share culture and preserve traditions close to their group’s hearts. Originally from rural Manitoba communities like Sandy Bay, Crane River, Ebb and Flow, Sagkeeng, Pine Creek, and The Pas, their journey celebrates the spirit of Indigenous pride! What sets them apart? They seamlessly blend modern-day twists with time-honoured Red River Jigging and square dancing, paying homage to the rich legacy of First Nation and Métis communities. United Thunder captivates the audience with their high-energy performances and mesmerizing rhythms, bringing an exciting show to life!

Sheena Rattai
Sheena Rattai sitting looking at the camera

Sheena Rattai is a Winnipeg-based artist who has toured across Canada, Europe, the UK and parts of the US over the last 12 years with their folk/roots/pop outfit Red Moon Road. With a soulful, honest and engaging stage presence, Sheena has established herself as a prominent figure in the Winnipeg music community and as one of Canada’s most enchanting singers.

Orvis & His Higher Guns
Orvis and His Higher Guns Logo and photo of Orvis Thomas

Orvis & His Higher Guns is a Manitoba-based Country Music super group. Comprised of Orvis Thomas on lead vocals and guitar, Vaughan Poyser on bass, Rory Verbrugge on pedal steel, Mark Bannister on drums, Jeremy Penner on fiddle, Josue Beaudoin on keys, and guitarist Tony Pizzi, Orvis & His Higher Guns are a sight to behold and a pleasure to the ears. From Alan Jackson and Alabama to Dwight Yoakam and Hank Williams, Orvis & His Higher Guns masterful musicianship and dedication to putting on a great show leaves audiences wowed, mesmerized, and coming back for more.

ZRADA
Zrada Band Photo

Join ZRADA on a kaleidoscopic journey through the dark heart of Ukrainian folk music and emerge somewhere in the cosmos. Ancestral sounds explode within an amplified soundscape full of joy, anger, melancholy & madness. ZRADA’s music transcends language and beckons to those ready for a transformative & wild musical experience.

Men in Cheap Suits
Men in Cheap Suits Band Photo

Introducing “Men in Cheap Suits” a sensational R&B Funk Band ensemble that’s here to ignite your senses. With a dynamic horn section and groovy beats, they bring the funk to life. Dressed in vibrant, multi colored suits, this powerhouse band delivers an unforgettable live experience, blending soulful melodies with infectious rhythms. Get ready to dance and immerse yourself in the soulful sounds of Men in cheap Suits, where style meets groove!

Kids Zone

4:00 – 8:00 pm

Glitter Bug Glitter Tattoos

Glitter Bug will offer vibrant glitter tattoos, adding a touch of sparkle to the celebrations. These temporary tattoos, designed for all ages, will provide a fun and festive experience for everyone.

Kurrent Motion Hoop Jam

Kurrent Motion’s signature Hula Hoop Jam bridges the gap of play between all generations and is inclusive of everyone regardless of age, gender, or skill level.

City of Selkirk Block Party Trailer

The City of Selkirk will pack the Block Party Equipment Trailer with exciting games for families to enjoy.

Makers Market Hosted by Bud and Bloom

4:00 – 10:00 pm

Bud & Bloom are returning with their third annual Canada Day Market. This 100% HANDMADE market features amazing local makers who sell honey, soap, jewellery, candy and so much more!

Other Canada Day Activities

United for Literacy’s Tales & Trails Storybook Walk

12:00 – 8:00 PM

This Canada Day, experience a new kind of storytelling with United for Literacy’s Tales & Trails storybook walk. Take a stroll and enjoy successive pages from the children’s story “Rock Your Mocs” by Laurel Goodluck and Madelyn Goodnight. This book celebrates cultural heritage, the joy and power of wearing moccasins all year round – and the Native pride that comes with them. Tales & Trails is an innovative and exciting way for children and adults to enjoy reading and the outdoors at the same time.

Tales and Trails will be set-up near the pool entrance. Count the mocs for a chance to win a family prize package!

Selkirk Park Pool

Inside beautiful Selkirk Park surrounded by mature trees, manicured grass, and a sandy beach is a one-of-a-kind 110 by 95-metre pool that holds approximately 5 million litres of water!  With a paved bottom and a accessible beach entry, Selkirk Park Pool offers swimmers a unique experience, complete with an 18 Feature Splash Pad adjacent to the swimming pool!

Pool Hours for Canada Day are 12:00 – 8:00 PM (weather permitting)

Admission is free to Non-Residents  on Canada Day!

Getting to the Waterfront

Taking Selkirk Transit to Canada Day

Selkirk Transit will run it’s regular route from 5:00 pm until after fireworks all for free!

Selkirk Transit Route Map: https://www.myselkirk.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/Selkirk-Transit-Map-scaled.jpg?swcfpc=1

Once the fireworks start, Selkirk Transit will park on Manitoba, in front of the Garry Theatre. Selkirk Transit wait there for approximately 20 minutes and then the first bus will leave.

Driving to Canada Day

Limited parking is available in the parking lot at Superior Ave.

Accessible Parking

A dedicated accessible (reserved) parking area is available at the Slogan’s Lot. Proper identification as a valid parking permit is mandatory for entrance into this lot. This entrance for this lot is the barricade on the corner of Eveline St. and Superior Ave. We have limited spots available.

Lot Map: https://www.myselkirk.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/Accessible-Parking-Map.jpg?swcfpc=1

Sponsorship Opportunities

Events

Be a part of Canada Day in Selkirk! Support this community event by becoming a sponsor. Join us in making memories!

Check out details on our Events Sponsorship Page: https://www.myselkirk.ca/sponsorship/sponsorship-opportunities/event-sponsorship/.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the area accessible?

The City of Selkirk strives to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals to engage fully. If you have questions, tips, concerns or require assistance, please contact us at 204-785-4900 or [email protected]

Audience Services

An accessible porta potty will be available at each concert. 

There is a wheelchair ramp leading down to the waterfront from Eveline St. 

Is the event outside or inside?

Canada Day is outside at the Selkirk Waterfront.

What happens if it rains?

The city wants to remind everyone that events are never cancelled if it rains. If weather conditions are not suitable, we will post an announcement on the City website and on social media, relocating Canada Day events to the inside of the Selkirk Recreation Complex (180 Easton Drive).

Staff will be monitoring weather & wind conditions throughout the day to ensure the fireworks can safely be set-off.

If conditions are determined to be too dangerous, we will schedule them to be set off the next evening at 11:00 pm (weather permitting).

What time are Fireworks at?

Fireworks are scheduled for 11:00 pm. We try our best to stay on schedule however sometimes unforeseen circumstances come up and they could be delayed.

Are there washrooms on site?

Yes, porta potties are on site and available to use.

Do I need a ticket to attend?

No ticket is needed to attend Canada Day.

Do you serve liquor/is the area licensed?

No liquor is served at Canada Day. The area is not licensed for alcohol.

I want to be a market vendor at Canada Day! How do I sign up?

The Canada Day Market is coordinated privately by Bud and Bloom and supported by the City of Selkirk.

Bud and Blooms Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/budandbloomcollective

Can I perform at Canada Day?

Thank you for your interest in performing! Applications for the 2024 Concert Series are now closed but if you’d like to be considered for future events please fill out the Concert Series Entertainment Application Form at www.myselkirk.ca/entertainmentapplication.

Can I be a food vendor at Canada Day?

If you’d like to be a food vendor please email us here: [email protected]

Location

Thank you to our sponsors / Merci a nos sponsors

Government of Canada Logo reading Funded by the Government of Canada
Access Credit Union Logo
South Beach Casino & Resort Logo with tagline reading "Simply Irresistible!"
St. Clement logo reading St. Clements the place to be
RM of St. Andrews Coat of Arms
The Selkirk Record
Shoppers Drug Mart Logo
Gerdau Logo
Manitoba Public Insurance Logo

Thank you to our partners

Bud and Bloom Logo
Manitoba Metis Federation Red River Metis Logo
Selkirk Transit Logo