The City of Selkirk presents Canada Day at the Selkirk Waterfront on Saturday, July 1.
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 itinerary will be continuously updated.
The free event will take place outdoors (weather permitting) so please bring a lawn chair.
The City of Selkirk is on Treaty 1 territory and that the land on which we gather is the traditional gathering place of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene Peoples, and the homeland of the Red River Métis Nation.
As we work towards reconciliation, it’s important to recognize Canada’s history and acknowledge the harms and wrongs this includes. We reflect on what it means to be Canadian and how that experience has been and continues to be inequitable for many. We reflect on what sort of Canada do we want to build together, for the future.
Selkirk has a vibrant Indigenous population that has shaped our community and we are so proud of that. The City of Selkirk aims to plan an event that allows the community to come together in a welcoming and educational space. All Canadian’s are encouraged to take time to learn, and reflect on how they can contribute to reconciliation.
Please visit the Indigenous educational resources below.
Indigenous People of Manitoba – A Guide for Newcomers
A comprehensive guide about the languages and cultures of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples of Canada. Contains history of the residential schools, the treaties, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and current issues.
Truth and Reconciliation Commission:
National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation
An archive which includes records created or collected by the TRC during its mandate, a memorial of residential school students, several exhibits, and educational resources. The website aims to help Survivors, their families, educators, researchers, and the public understand the residential school system and hope to foster reconciliation and healing.
Reports from the TRC can be read here https://nctr.ca/records/reports/
Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada Calls to Action
PDF document outlining the calls to action presented to the Canadian government.
United Nations Declaration:
United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs Indigenous Peoples
Describes the history of the declaration, and its purpose.
History of Treaty Lands:
Treaties with Indigenous Peoples in Canada
Differentiates between the numbered treaties and other treaties created in Canada and the US. Describes specific historical events as they relate to various treaties, such as the Selkirk Treaty of 1817. A section is designated to the Numbered Treaties. Maps are included.
A map designating the locations of each of the numbered treaties. This article discusses the history of the treaties, and the effects, and artifacts.
First Nations and Treaty Areas in Manitoba
A map locating treaty land areas in Manitoba.
Explains what Treaty 1 is, how it was formed, who is involved, and describes what the members of Treaty One are doing to protect and strengthen treaty rights.
The National Residential School Crisis Line:
Wa-Say Healing Centre:
Assists former Indian Residential School students and their families in accessing emotional health and wellness support services.
Aboriginal Health and Wellness Centre of Winnipeg:
204-924-3700 | http://ahwc.ca/
Counselling, sharing circles, traditional teachings, ceremonies.
Mental Health Counselling - First Nation & Inuit Health Branch:
Manitoba region: 204-983-4571 or 1-800-665-8507 toll-free
Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls’ Inquiry Support Line:
1-844-413-6649 | [email protected]
Kids Help Phone:
1-800-668-6868 | Text TALK to 686868
Disability Supports for First Nations People Living On-Reserve
Manidoonsag Imaa Mikinaako-Minisiing Sacred Spirits of Turtle Island
Commemorates the history and legacy of the Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls & Two-Spirited.
Anishnaabe Mashkiki Gitigaan or The People's Medicine Garden
Manitoba Ave. East, pocket park
Healing space for the whole community.
Mashkawigaabawid Abinoojiiyag—Stand Strong Children
Commemorates the history and legacy of residential schools and their survivors.
The Healing Path
Depicts 7 sacred teachings and animals associated with these teachings.
Manitoba Ave. East, pocket park
Represents many of Manitoba’s endangered species, includes elements of Indigenous cultures.
Nookoomis Gikinoo’amaagoowinan – Grandmother’s Teachings
Downstairs Young Minds, 222 Manitoba Ave. Selkirk
Shows unconditional love and guidance from grandmothers and how they instill teachings to provide protection for individuals affected by missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people.
Canada Day Events at the Selkirk Waterfront
"A tour-de-force of ingenious, charming silliness." Globe and Mail
Rockalypso established in 1990, is an exciting Caribbean band with talented and creative stage presence that brings to life the rich rhythms of the Caribbean. The repertoire of Rockalypso appeals to a very broad audience emphasizing traditional Caribbean and Calypso favourites, which demonstrate the amazing vocal abilities of the band. The beautiful harmonies and reggae styling of Rockalypso create an aura of the islands!
Free Ride, has enthralled audiences worldwide with their captivating performances, featuring renowned entertainers on stage. From Atlantic City to Japan, they have brought excitement to diverse venues. Despite lineup changes, Free Ride has adapted their shows to suit the times while maintaining tributes to iconic acts. Don't miss the chance to witness the sheer showmanship of Free Ride whenever they perform.
4:00 - 8:00 pm
Featuring outdoors games, craft table and glitter tattoo provided by Glitter Bug!
Other Canada Day Activities
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 about 5 million litres of water! With a paved bottom and a measure, gradual dept. increase of 1.5 metres, 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!
Looking to showcase your culinary talents and serve up delicious food to hungry crowds? Contact us today to become a food vendor at Selkirk’s Canada Day! Don’t miss out on this chance to be part of Selkirk’s biggest event of the year – apply today!
Frequently Asked Questions
Outside! Unless it rains...
The city would like to remind everyone that events are never cancelled if it rains. If weather conditions are not suitable, an announcement will be posted 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, they will be scheduled to be set-off the next evening at 11:00 pm (weather permitting).
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.
Transportation & Parking
A dedicated accessible (reserved) parking area will be announced. Please have proper identification as a valid parking permit is mandatory for entrance into this lot.
Drop-off spots are also available should all the reserved parking be taken at the time of your arrival.
An accessible porta potty is available.
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.
Yes, porta potties are on site and available to use including an accessible unit to accommodate mobility aids.
The Canada Day Market is coordinated privately by Bud and Bloom and supported by the City of Selkirk.
Thank you for your interest in performing at Canada Day! Applications for Canada Day are now closed.
No this is a free family fun event!
Yes, at our information booth!