Well this coming week is Canada Day on July 1st, followed by American Independence Day on July 4th! Busy week of celebrations, so why not Refresh your holiday week with some things going ON in Edmonton and how to celebrate Independence Day in style.
Falynn’s Monday Refresh
I listed a couple things to do in Edmonton for Canada Day in our last OUTINON #7, but I figured I would go into more detail of all the fun events going on in our lovely city to celebrate Canada’s 148th Birthday!
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Edmonton Canada Day Fireworks – Starting at 11:00 pm in Edmonton’s river valley and is completely free. It can be viewed pretty much anywhere in the downtown area! This also coincides with the lighting of the High Level bridge.
Canada Day at the Legislature – Running between 10:00 am to 7:00 pm with a bunch of family-friendly activities and the opportunity to view the inside of our provinces historical Legislature building.
Canada Day at City Hall – Check out cultural entertainment between 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm at Edmonton’s City Hall and Sir Winston Churchill Square. This is also a free event for all the family, with food, dancing, giveaways and city hall tours.
Edmonton Valley Zoo – What better way to spend Canada Day than celebrating with Lucy the elephant (and all the other zoo animals)! Regular admission applies between 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Muttart Conservatory – If you have never been to the Muttart, what better chance than Canada Day! Enjoy activities and music for the whole family between 10:00 am – 2:00 pm (regular admission), followed by lunch or coffee at Culina at the Muttart!
Feats Festival of Dance – This takes place at Fort Edmonton Park with traditional and cultural dancing to learn about Edmonton’s history. While you are attending the festival, check out the rest of Fort Edmonton Park with family fun activities.
As for what to wear to show your Canadian pride! Check out these items to get the perfect laid back Canaidan look!
There are endless other activities for everyone throughout the city! Personally, I will be spending my day on the golf course with my husband prepping for our upcoming blog about a wonderful fundraiser “Ladies on the Green“. Check back for details on the event and what to wear on the golf course!
Amber’s Monday Refresh
This week is going to be a busy one for me, celebrating the birthdays of not one, but two countries is a big commitment (yes, I know… first world problems). I decided to get a jumpstart on the week by planning some of my party decor and outfits ahead of time. If you’d like to ReFresh the ways you show your patriotism, read on!
First, I want to start with a fun and oh-so-simple DIY that makes both an excellent center piece and a great Photo Booth/Selfie prop. To make this work for Canada Day, simply replace the pencil with a more Canadian version and voila!
What you will need:
- pencils (with erasers intact)
- 6” (or larger) paper squares
- sewing pins
What to do:
- Draw an ‘X’ from corner to corner on your paper square
- Cut along the lines, stopping 1″ from the center
- Pull every other corner to the center and stick your pin through. Anchor to the pencil eraser in the back.
As far as clothing goes, I say take this as an opportunity to have a little fun! Whether you are attending a BBQ or a pool party, make the most of your outfit and rock some red, white, and blue. Here are a few of my top choices for star spangled attire and accessories!
I hope you all have an amazing week and don’t forget to remember how lucky we are to live in the countries that we do! Happy birthday Canada and America!