Strathmore is celebrating Canada's 157th birthday today.

There will be events all day in Kinsmen Park.

From food trucks, local vendors, canoe rides, popcorn, petting zoos, and so much more, it may be a good idea for you to get down there.

Carey Rose, from RE/MAX Key was just one of many vendors set up for the event.

"We are down here today, and we have for several years now, we park ourselves at Kinsmen Park for potato sack races, free popcorn, and we also host the bicycle parade," said Rose.

Rose told us her favorite thing about Canada Day is the people.

"I love seeing people that I haven't seen in a while because as a realtor, we're constantly working."

Shawn Kisling from 748 Kisling Farms is hosting the local petting zoo.

"This is our third or fourth year. So, we got our favorite, the big pig Wilson, we got a bunch of goats down here as well," said Kisling. 

Kisling explained why it was important for him to be down there.

"We love this community. We love Strathmore. Whatever we can do to make people smile, that's why we're here."

Avid listener of 104.5 More Country and local resident Steve Hamilton says he moved to the town years ago and has been enjoying it ever since.

"I moved from Ottawa, I've always wanted to live in Alberta, ever since I was small. So here we are in Strathmore, Alberta and loving it."

Hamilton shares what he loves about Canada.

"I love the country, the size, the beauty, the people. I cannot believe the people of Strathmore; how friendly they are. It blows my mind."

Below is a full list of events during the day:

  • Bouncy Castles.
  • Food Trucks.
  • Main Street Market.
  • Canoe Adventures.
  • Kids Train. 
  • Balloon Animals.
  • Magic Workshops. (11 a.m. - 12 p.m., then 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.) 
  • Acrylic Paint Classes by Wheatland Society of the Arts. (11 a.m. - 12 p.m./ 1 p.m. -2:30 p.m./ 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.)
  • Fishing Derby.
  • Cornhole Tournament.
  • Potato Sack Races and Bike Parade by RE/MAX Key.
  • Petting Zoo by Organic Abilities. 
  • Free Watermelon.

Country artists Alex Hughes and Drew Gregory will also be performing at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. and fireworks will cap off the day at 11 p.m.