2014 Canada Day parades Edmonton AB
One of the most exciting celebrations among Edmonton, Alberta natives is Canada Day. Really, we suppose this is one of the most fun and anticipated events of the year for Edmonton residents, and for that reason, we want to share in the enthusiasm and excitement.
Canada Day is the celebration of Canada’s union of the three colonies of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and the Province of Canada into a single country now fondly call Canada within the British Empire.
This celebration was previously called Dominion Day, but was renamed Canada Day in 1982 after the Canada Act was passed. Canada became its own ruling kingdom in 1867.
Canada Day is celebrated throughout the country and by Canadians all over the world through parades, concerts, fairs, carnivals, picnics and firework shows. Depending on where you are located within Canada, there are a variety of 2014 Canada Day parades Edmonton AB, especially near the southern half of the Alberta province.
For example, the city of Calgary and the city of Edmonton both have a Canada Day celebration each year in which they invite all community members who want to partake in commemorating the day Canada became its own country. Canada Day takes place each year on July 1, unless that date takes place on a Sunday. Then, the holiday will be celebrated on July 2.
As far as Canada Day parades Edmonton AB, there haven’t been any specifics scheduled quite yet, but there will be a variety of activities taking place around the city. For example, the Canada Day Road Race is a run/walk that raises money for cancer research in Alberta. You can choose to participate in the 15K walk, the 15K run, the 5K run/walk or the 2.5K fun run. The race will start at the Alberta Legislature Grounds.
You can also celebrate Canada Day at the Edmonton Valley Zoo, which will also mark the zoo’s 55th birthday. Or, you could visit Elk Island National Park for music, activities and more!