If you were among the hundreds of Winnipeggers who joined in on the inaugural Sage Creek Canada Day celebrations last year, you know what all the fuss is about.
This year’s events will exceed Canada Day 2015, promises organizer and Sage Creek Social Committee Chairperson Lang Wong, who has lived in the community for over four years.
“The community spirit in Sage Creek is amazing! Last year 1,300 people showed up and this year we are expecting even more,” says Lang. “It’s really about the community we are creating here. I always say, you can buy a house but you have to make it a home. The same is true for your community and neighbourhood.”
This year’s event promises to be even more spectacular with the addition of new activities but still keeping many of the favourites from last year! One of the newest additions will be a business fair, to promote local as well as home-based businesses in the Sage Creek neighbourhood and area. Attendees can expect a wide assortment of food trucks that will have countless mouth-watering options to keep you full throughout the day!
If you were planning on heading out of town for Canada Day, you may want to reconsider. Here’s a detailed list of the event’s main highlights:
3:00 pm — The day kicks off with the annual water fight, which is very popular with the residents! The local fire hall will supply the water and organizers will divide the participants into two teams for the big event. Also, this year the water activities have been expanded to include a ‘slip and slide’ down the hill at Ron Duhamel Park.
6:00 pm — Enter, live stage entertainment. Catch performances from Magoo the Magician, who will do a magic act and balloon animals, Carmel, who will do a dance demonstration for the kids (hip hop/jazz dance) and The Vicars, a Canadian Top 40 band. Keep your eyes peeled for the another act to be announced.
10:00 pm — David Simard, will give a speech about his experience with the air force and offer the crowd his perspective on Canada Day. The speeches will be followed by a draw for two West Jet tickets to anywhere the airline flies!
10:30 pm — And to top off the evening, fireworks display to finalize an amazing day spent celebrating the beautiful country we call home!