Residents of Brandon, and the Westman region, are invited to celebrate our national holiday for a full day of culture, arts, music and festivities at the Riverbank Discovery Centre. The day begins at 11:30 am with the 3rd Annual Canada Day Living Flag where participants create a Canadian Flag by wearing red and white t-shirts and creating a giant human maple leaf! The opening ceremonies follow at 1:00 pm and the day ends with a colorful display of fireworks to close out the night at around 11:00 pm.
The event marks Canada’s 149th birthday and residents and visitors alike can anticipate popular features like the Brandon Riverbank Duck Race, the Sean Taylor Band, Evolution Entertainers, and a fire performance by Vince Champagne. Entertainment on the Family Stage will be provided by the Freddy Fusion Science Magic Show and face painting for children will be available from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. For those a little more adventurous Prairie Helicopters will once again be offering a scenic ride over the City of Brandon.
Throughout the day there will be numerous food vendors onsite as well as a Montana's Fund-raising BBQ.
Spray parks around the City will remain open from 12:00 noon to 6:00 pm and both the Kinsmen Pool and Kiwanis YMCA Keystone Pool are scheduled to remain open until 7:00 pm. Pools open weather permitting.