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Canada Day at Bower Ponds for Canada 150

June 29, 2017 10:26 AM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

The community is encouraged to take part in Canada Day celebrations being held at Bower Ponds on July 1 to mark Canada Day and Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation.

The Red Deer Cultural Heritage Society is hosting the annual event from 11 a.m. through to a Canada 150-enhanced spectacular fireworks display at 11 p.m. to cap off the day.

International foods, entertainment on the stage, and special children's programming featuring singing, dancing, storytelling, arts & crafts and puppets are all part of the fun.

Information on the event can be found at www.rdchs.com.

Bus Information and Park & Ride

There will be no parking at Bower Ponds, Great Chief Park or surrounding area so citizens are asked to take advantage of the convenient Park & Ride at Sorensen Station downtown (4830 48 Street, Red Deer). Parking is free at the Sorensen Station parkade, nearby City lots and on street. Parkade opens at 10 a.m. and closes shortly after midnight.

Buses will leave Sorensen Station to Bower Ponds starting at 10:45 a.m. and every 15 minutes thereafter. Buses will go to and from Bower Ponds every 15 minutes until after the fireworks are complete.

Bus fares: If you have a bus pass, MyRide card or transfer, you are free to use them. Otherwise, cash only please:

  • $1 for adults
  • 50 cents for seniors and students
  • Free for kids aged 5 and under

Canada 150

A number of initiatives planned as part of Canada 150, including the grand opening of Discovery Canyon on July 21 and upcoming Red Deer Lights the Night on November 18, can be found here: reddeermuseum.com/150

For more information, please contact:          
Communications & Strategic Planning
The City of Red Deer

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