People in Saskatoon, Regina celebrate Canada Day
Many Canada Day plans have been rained out, but it didn't stop celebrations in Saskatoon and Regina
Many plans have been rained out across the province over the past few days, but people in Saskatoon and Regina were still able to get outside and celebrate Canada Day.
In Saskatoon, hundreds of people gathered at Diefenbaker Park to celebrate the nation's 147th birthday.
The festivities included multicultural dance performances, music, and family activities throughout the day. A fireworks show kicked off at 10:30 p.m. CST.
While the party in Diefenbaker is nothing new for Saskatoon residents, Canada Day is a very new experience for some. Lexi Ding and her family moved to Saskatoon from China one month ago.
Ding said she's thrilled to be celebrating her new home.
"It's a good day for me and it's really, really huge," Ding said. "It's really, really great. Happy Canada Day."
Mike Okemaysim said this Canada Day is one to remember for his family.
"I got a new one here today, so it's his first Canada Day," Okemaysim said about his son Nolan. "He's just twelve weeks old, he was born in April."
From park to parking lot
The Canada Day party is still underway in Regina, but the wet weather on the weekend forced organizers to make a few changes.
The festivities have been moved to the parking lot in front of the Legislature because the grass in Wascana Park is too soggy and the lake is overflowing.
The change of location isn't keeping people like Stu Niebergall from coming out to show their Canadian pride.
"(We're) a little disappointed not all things are going originally as planned," Niebergall said. "But in good Canadian fashion we make the best of it. And we still come out to support this great country, and this great city"
Fireworks in Regina are set to go off at 10:30 p.m. CST.
Here are some people in Saskatoon and Regina showing their Canada Day spirit: