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City prepares for Canada 150 celebrations
Published Wednesday, June 28, 2017 6:06PM CST
Last Updated Wednesday, June 28, 2017 6:42PM CST
With only three days left until Canada 150, the Queen City is counting down.
The celebrations will take place across the city, with major events set up in Wascana Park, Victoria Park, and Government House. Saturday is also the first-ever regular season game at the new Mosaic Stadium, which will include a public pre-game party outside in the newly restored Confederation Park.
Mayor Michael Fougere said it’s a milestone worth marking.
“It’s a landmark. Its 150 years of the best country in the world, and we celebrate all the great things about our city, our province and our country,” he said.
Local and national acts will hit the stage in Wascana Park for a free concert. Headliner’s include Saskatchewan’s own Colter Wall, as well as Vancouver’s Mariana’s Trench.
At Government House, the retro-themed Rosie and the Riveters are headlining, along with Joel Fafard.
The evening will be capped off with a major fireworks display off the lake. The display, launched off of Willow Island, will be delayed until 11:00 p.m. to allow Rider fans a chance to make it to Wascana Park after the game.
Regina Transit will be offering transit from the game to the park to help people get to the fireworks safely.
Crews are still working on some of the preperations for the big day, but the city says they will be ready to celebrate come July 1st.
A full list of all Canada 150 activities are available on the city’s website.