Canada is celebrating its 157th birthday this year and celebrations are kicking off all across the country. 

Like most years, Strathmore has various events to bring Canadians together.

The annual Pancake Breakfast at the Strathmore Fire Hall is always the first event to get you into the patriotic spirit. That runs from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m.

Following that you can spend your day at Kinsmen Park from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. with all sorts of activities for people of all ages: 

  • 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. 

If you head over to the Amphitheatre there will also be performances.

  • Opening Ceremonies at 10 a.m.
  • Expressions Dance at 11 p.m. 
  • World Drummers at 12 p.m.
  • Magic Show by Ryan Pilling at 12:30 p.m. - 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. -2:30 p.m.
  • Alex Hughes at 3 p.m.
  • Drew Gregory at 5 p.m.

The Town of Strathmore is putting on the final touches for Canada festivities and is also looking for volunteers. 

To become a volunteer and get on the list, email Jessica at

For more information about Canada Day, visit the Town of Strathmore's website. 

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