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  • Mariah Wilson

4 Ways to Commemorate Canada Day in 2021

Unlike last year, Calgary is hosting some in-person and online events to commemorate Canada's 154th year since Confederation. To save you some time, we've outlined events and activities you can do to mark this occasion with your family — whether it's at-home, online, or in-person!

In light of the recent news of the mass graves being found at former residential schools, many Indigenous, First Nations, Métis, and Inuit across Canada are recommending that Canadians starting reading the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's 94 Calls to Action. You can access the full list of the Calls to Action here, split up by topic.


If you can't get a good view of downtown, you can tune into Calgary's livestream of the event. The fireworks begin at 11 p.m. on Canada Day and usually last anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes. Grab some fuzzy blankets, make a bowl of popcorn, and jumpy into your comfy pyjamas to enjoy the show! You can watch the online fireworks show here.


The City of Calgary has put together a selection of crafts, recipes, and learning activities that you and your kids can do leading up to Canada Day. Our top picks are the Indigenous Art and Stories activity as well as the Apple, Raspberry, Pecan, and Maple Crumble. You can find a full list of the activities here.


Tune into CJSW 90.9 FM for a full-day of live performances, discussions, and children's programming from 7 a.m. to midnight. They even have a musical program planned that will coincide with Calgary's fireworks show! You can check out the full list of acts and music here.



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