A Respectful Honouring of Our Nation

Activities and Events

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Games & Activities

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Balloon Fun

Balloon Fun

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Children’s Programming

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River Landing Amphitheatre Stage – Friday, July 1, 2022

12:00 - 12:20Chinese Dance School of Saskatchewan
12:30 - 12:50Saskatoon Scottish Country Dancers
1:00 - 1:20Qu'appelle Valley Dancers
1:30 - 2:20Salute to Ukrainian Families and Ukrainian Canadian Congress - Saskatoon:
1. Pavlychenko Folklorique Ensemble
2 Leleka Performance
3. Pat Tymchatyn – UCC President speaks
4. Kateryna Grace Sings
2:30 - 2:50Afghanistan Women's Choir - Sounds of Afghanistan
Wushu Martial Arts Demonstration
3:00 - 3:20Mudra School of Performing Arts
3:30 - 3:50Nrityati Performing Arts
4:00 - 4:20River City School of Irish Dance
4:30 - 4:50Joseph Ashong - African Drumming
5:00 - 6:00Indigenous Dance, Drum & Song Presentation - Dakota Dunes Resort Dancers & Singer
6:10 - 6:30Brazilian Dance with Madje
6:30 - 7:00Elder blessing, National Anthem (Michèle Dubois), Cake, City Counsellor, Shad Ali
7:00 - 7:50Sylvia Chave - Children's Entertainment #1
8:00 - 8:30Super Ron Magician - Children's Entertainment #2
8:45 - 9:15Indigenous storytelling (Mary & Gloria Lee)
9:30 - 10:25Michèle Dubois
10:30 PM *** Fireworks ***

Nasser Plaza Programming – Friday, July 1, 2022

11:00 AMTaste of Bannock - FREE tasting thanks to TD and Nutrien! We are encouraging everyone to bring a non-perishable food item upon receiving your bannock. All donations are going to the Saskatoon Food Bank and are greatly appreciated! The donation table is located in Nasser Plaza next to the Taste of Bannock for your convenience.
11:00 - 2:00Fantastic Face Painting
12:00 - 3:00 Balloon Funn By Warren
12:20 - 12:30 Natalie Struck
12:50 - 1:00 Bridge City Bhangra
1:00 - 4:00Tangled in Tiaras
1:20 - 1:30Hula Hoopster - Karla Kloeble
2:20 - 2:30Super Ron Magician
2:50 - 3:00Saskatoon Highland Dance Association
3:20 - 3:30ZoomBounz
3:50 - 4:00DJ Vaibhav Dance Crew
4:20 - 4:30Oriental Dance Arts
4:50 - 5:00Bravo Dance Company
7:00 - 9:00Fantastic Face Painting
7:40 - 7:50Hula Hoopster - Karla Kloeble
8:30 - 8:40 Hilltop Cheerleaders
9:20 - 9:30 Bravo Dance Company
9:30 - 11:00 Tangled in Tiaras

Canada Day Fireworks Show

  • Time 10:30 pm
  • Venue: Fired from Broadway Bridge
  • Many tremendous viewing spots. Best Views from
    • Traffic Bridge
    • River Landing I
    • Rotary Park
    • Downtown Hotels, Nearby Parks and sidewalks
  • Show Direction by Fireworks Spectaculars

Indigenous Education

As we embark on a respectful honouring of our nation, We acknowledge:

  • We all have a role in reconciliation
  • We are all Treaty People
  • That every person in Canada must know the truth about Canada’s history and the impact of colonialism on Indigenous Peoples including the role and impact of aspects such as: Doctrine of Discovery; Residential School System; and failure to honour Treaties to name but a few.
  • The disproportionate harm and suffering brought about to and for Indigenous Peoples in Canada, many of which continue today and needs reform.

Hope for wellness Hotline: The Hope for Wellness Help Line offers immediate help to all Indigenous peoples across Canada.

It is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to offer:

  • Counselling
  • Crisis intervention

Call the toll-free Help Line at 1-855-242-3310 or connect to the online chat at www.hopeforwellness.ca.

Reconciliation Saskatoon

Reconciliation Saskatoon and the Remai Modern are hosting Reimagining “Canada Day“ :

Join us for two events that address the complex and problematic relationship many people have with Canada Day. We will create a safe, inclusive space that allows us to hear difficult truths about Canada’s history and the personal stories of those affected by racism. By experiencing those truths as a community, we will open up questions about how to move forward in a good way.

– Wed, June 15: (Virtual) 12:00 – 1:30 pm (CST) – REGISTER HERE for the event.

– Thurs, June 16: 12 – 1:30pm at Remai Modern Theatre (102 Spadina Cres E) Free event. No registration required. Limited seating. Reception to follow. The June 16 event will be livestreamed. REGISTER HERE to participate online and watch the livestream. After the event, please enjoy other exhibits at the Remai Modern, including Maanipokaa’iini,  the first-ever survey of the work of Siksika Nation artist Adrian Stimson.

The intention is to record all events and make the recordings available online. Return to this site after June 21 and we will provide links to the recorded sessions.

Bannock Taste – 11:00 am to 12:00

Come to the site early and learn about Bannock and taste some – first 1000 people will receive complimentary Bannock and hear how its made etc.

Indigenous Stories – 5:30 to 6:30 pm

Local Knowledge Keepers will share indigenous stories around the amphitheater stage. Come learn and expand your horizons and understanding.

Residential Schools

History of Residential Schools

A Strong Nation


List of vendors

Name of VendorsLocation
2 Lemons 1 Cup, Bartari Food Truck, Big O's, Hungarian Society of Saskatoon, Hawaiian Shaved Ice, Smoke's Poutinerie, The Shawarma Joint, Rebel Melt, Al's Kitchen Inc., The Prairie Doughnut, Romiz Kitchen, The Frying Deutschmann, Tropikal TreatzTraffic Bridge - See maps below
Nirmal's Henna Tattoos, Tupperware by Trina, Huda Jewelry, Designs by Sandy & Avon, Two Basic Stitches, Joe Drover Animation, Hub City Optimist Club BBQSpadina Cres E - See maps below
Games and Jumpy Toys Friendship Park

Concert In The Park

  • 4:00 – Gates/Site Open
  • 6:15 to 8:00 pm – Tenille Arts
  • 8:30 to 10:00 pm DJ Charly Hustle
  • 10:30 Fireworks off Broadway Bridge

This is a free concert being held in Victoria Park on July 1st, 2022. Offered in partnership with Saskatchewan Jazz Festival generously funded in part by the Government of Canada. Bring a blanket or lawn chair get comfortable and enjoy the entertainment. Their will be food and beverage available for sale and this venue is a short walk from the Main Canada Day venue and the site of the fireworks show.

  • Born and raised in the small Canadian prairie town of Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Tenille Arts’ dream of performing took root at the tender age of eight. A neighbor overheard her singing a Shania Twain song in her back yard and encouraged her mom to help her pursue music.
  • She made her national television debut on January 29, 2018 performing her original song “Moment of Weakness” for millions of viewers on the hit ABC show The Bachelor. The song debuted in the Top 20 on the iTunes U.S. Top Country Songs Chart. Six weeks later, Tenille’s accomplishments were rewarded in a huge way, as she signed a recording deal with Reviver Records – home to David Lee Murphy, Big & Rich, Thompson Square and Michael Tyler.
  • In May of 2018, Tenille took home all five of the Saskatchewan Country Music Association Awards for which she was nominated. Her name was called time after time, as she was honored with “Female Artist of the Year,” “Songwriter of the Year,” “Album or EP of the Year” for Rebel Child, “Video of the Year” for “Cold Feet” and “Single of the Year” for “What He’s Into.”
  • Tenille nominated for Female Video of The Year and Breakthrough Video of The Year at the 2022 CMT Video Awards. She is nominated for the Country Album of The Year at the 2022 JUNO Awards.



  • Global Morning News

    Catch Nowshad Ali, Event Coordinator, on Global Morning News on June 28th @ 6:50 AM talking about Canada Day Saskatoon 2022!
  • CTV Morning Live

    Catch Nowshad Ali, Event Director, on CTV Morning Live @ 7:45 AM on June 29th where he will be chatting all things Canada Day!
  • CTV News at Noon

    For all those who are not morning people, Nowshad Ali, Event Coordinator, will also be featured on CTV News at Noon on June 28th! Tune in for details on Canada Day Saskatoon 2022!

Maps and Site Layouts

A Statement of Rationale and Intention for Canada Day

Consistent with the Truth and Reconciliation Recommendations and in particular Recommendations that support and encourage us to adopt and advance the (#43) full implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as the framework for reconciliation. And with an aim to walk forward together in the spirit of reconciliation. 

We acknowledge:

  • We all have a role in reconciliation
  • We are all Treaty People
  • That every person in Canada must know the truth about Canada’s history and the impact of colonialism on Indigenous Peoples including the role and impact of aspects such as: Doctrine of Discovery; Residential School System; and failure to honour Treaties to name but a few.
  • The disproportionate harm and suffering brought about to and for Indigenous Peoples in Canada, many of which continue today and needs reform.

Inspired by the call to (#79.ii) revise the policies, criteria, and practices of the National Program of Historical Commemoration to integrate Indigenous history, heritage values, and memory practices into Canada’s national heritage and history.

Encouraged by the call to (#94) faithfully bear true allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada, Her Heirs and Successors, and faithfully observe the laws of Canada including Treaties with Indigenous Peoples and fulfill our duties as a Canadian citizen.

This respectful honouring is being designed and developed to include:

  • Active involvement of Elders and Knowledge Keepers
  • Educational elements surrounding our acknowledgements noted
  • Indigenous Cultural Practices (Blessing; Story Telling; Dance and Song)
  • Celebration of Achievements of Canadians
  • Cultural presentations of song, dance, art and history
  • Bringing our community together with an aim to advancing understanding, acceptance and to walk forward together in a spirit of reconciliation
  • Traditional Fireworks Show
  • Festivities which will occur throughout the day on July 1st.

Getting Here & Getting Around

Forget parking and traffic – leave the car at home. Attendees can take regular transit service from all over the city and we encourage you to make these connection to the Saskatoon Transit routes with your bike, or an Uber, or taxi as you head downtown for Canada Day. It’s easier than ever when you use Transit, Saskatoon Transit’s recommended trip planning app. Transit suggests trips that easily combine public transit with options like Uber or Riide, and lets you pay your Saskatoon Transit fare with just a few taps. Regular service runs until 9:15 PM and regular fares apply ($3.00 per trip for adults and $2.25 for children), transfers, passes and electronic tickets are also accepted.

Saskatoon Transit will have FREE bus service available following the fireworks from 3rd Avenue northbound / north of 19th Street (west of Broadway Bridge) and Broadway Avenue southbound / south of 12th Street (east of Broadway Bridge) to take passengers to six central spots, Confederation Mall terminal, Centre Mall terminal, Market Mall terminal, Lawson Heights terminal and Cope terminus and Nelson / Lowe Road. Buses will stop when requested along the routes noted in the map below. From there you are encouraged to book a ride hail as part of a multi-modal trip.

Access Transit: All the pickups and drop-offs for the event will be at the temporary stop on 2nd Ave just north of the Alt Hotel.

We are offering FREE use of the bike valet on Sunday for everyone to use! It will be located in the parking lot of the Meewasin Valley Authority building on Spadina and 3rd. A big thank you to Erin for coordinating this excellent service! Ride your bike, save some gas, and rest easy knowing it will be safe all day with the Saskatoon Cycles Bike Valet!

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