CANADA DAY SASKATOON 2024

A Respectful Honouring of Our Nation

Activities and Events

Jumpy Toys

Jumpy Toys

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Face Painting

Face Painting

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Games & Activities

Games & Activities

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Balloon Fun

Balloon Fun

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Children’s Programming

Children’s Programming

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Entertainment

Nasser Plaza – Monday, July 1, 2024

11:00- 2:00Fantastic Face Painting
12:00 - 3:00Beeper the Clown
1:00 - 1:20Hula Hoopster
1:00 FREE Bannock Tasting
1:00 - 4:00 Tangled in Tiaras
1:30- 1:40 Ameya School of Dance
2:30- 2:40Natalie Struck
3:00- 3:15Oriental Dance Arts
7:00 - 9:00 Fantastic Face Painting
12:00 - 10:30Bike Vallet
10:30 PM *** Fireworks ***

Rotary Park – Monday, July 1, 2024

12:00 - 10:30DJ's Amusements
(Jumpy Toys & Games)
12:00 - 7:00HMCS UNICORN
12:00 - 4:30Saskatoon Dog Rescue
12:00 - 7:00 Parks Canada
12:00 - 7:00Saskatoon Exhibition
12:00 - 7:00Saskatoon Stock Car Racing Association
12:00 - 7:00Cruz FM

River Landing Amphitheater Stage – Monday, July 1, 2024

1:00-1:20
1:30-1:50Drum and Dance
2:00-2:20Drum and Dance
2:30-2:50Change Over
3:00-3:20Nrityati Performance Arts
3:30-3:50
4:00-4:20
4:30-4:50
5:00-5:20
5:30-5:50
6:00-6:20Saskatoon Scottish Country Dancers
6:30-6:50
7:00-7:30
7:30-7:50
8:00-8:30Chinese Dance School of Saskatchewan
8:40-9:00
9:10-9:40
9:40-10:00
10:00-10:25
10:30 FIREWORKS!!!

Canada Day Fireworks Show

  • Time 10:30 pm
  • Venue: Fired from Broadway Bridge
  • Many tremendous viewing spots. Best Views from
    • Traffic Bridge
    • River Landing
    • 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.

A Strong Nation

Vendors

List of vendors

LocationName of Vendors
Traffic Bridge2 Lemons 1 Cup, Big O's, Smokes Poutinerie, Al's Kitchen, Romiz Kitchen, Biggar Bites, Chick- a-Lick, Hungarian Society of Saskatoon, Smokehaus Meats, Frying Deutschmann
Rotary Park- Art VillageAvon and Designs by Sandy, Exotats, Zamla and Gems, Huda Art and Jewelry, Willow Designs by Leaha, AP Custom Art, Sparkle tattoos by Kimmie, Nirmal's Henna Tattoos, KOSstore
Rotary ParkGames and Children's Entertainment, Flors Catering Corp, Kona Ice, Travelling Beans Coffee Co, Having a party?
Spadina Cres. Mamu's Corner Cuisine, Cucina ni Flora, Chubb's Grub, Pop's Shawarma, Generation Love Project (Hawaiian Shaved Ice), Hub City Optimist Club, Joe Drover
Nasser PlazaBike Valet, Tangled in Tiaras Princesses, Beeper the Clown, Pop-up Performances, Fantastic Face Painting

Oh Canada Singer

Dominique Fréchette is a young Fransaskois artist who has been immersed in the artistic world for 5 years. She participated in the Assiniboia Music Festival in 2017, where she was noted for her performance and personality, winning first place in two categories. Since then, Dominique has performed in several events including the Galala in Edmonton, the Francofièvre and the Festival Fransaskois, where her passage is noticed by his incredible talent despite her young age.

If you have any questions about Dominique, please contact [email protected].

Partners

Announcements

    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

    Getting around for Canada Day Celebrations: free bus service after fireworks!
    Forget parking and traffic – leave the car at home! Make first and last mile connections to Saskatoon Transit routes with your bike, an e-scooter, an Uber or a taxi as you head
    downtown for the Canada Day celebrations.

    Planning your trip is easier than ever when you use Transit, Saskatoon Transits recommended trip planning app. The Transit app works out suggested trips that easily combine public transit with options like Uber or Riide, and it also lets you pay
    your Saskatoon Transit fare with just a few taps.

    Transit will be running regular holiday service until 9 p.m. (normal fares apply).

    After the fireworks, free buses will leave from locations on either side of the river (3rd Avenue northbound/north of 19th Street and Broadway Avenue southbound/south of
    12th Street). Buses will stop when requested along the routes noted in the Canada Day 2023 special event bus map!
    All Access Transit pickups and drop-offs for the event will be at the temporary stop on 2nd Ave just north of the Alt Hotel. Access Transit operates until 11:45 p.m. for
    customers. Trips must be booked in advance as per normal booking procedures and subscriptions do not apply on statutory holidays.

    We are offering FREE use of the bike valet on Sunday for everyone to use! It will be located in Nasser Plaza. 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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