Many activities for Canada Day celebrations

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A Canadian flag flies in the wind on Main Street in Moose Jaw.

By Lisa Goudy

It’s been 145 years since Confederation and there is more than enough to do to celebrate.

People can participate in the 11th annual Moose Jawg Charity Road Race at the Wakamow Valley Oval at Kiwanis River Park. All proceeds from the race go to the Moose Jaw Health Foundation. There will be a five kilometre and 10 kilometre race plus a runt race for kids. Registration is open until 7:45 a.m. on race day. Race package pickup is between 6:45 and 7:45 a.m.

For the five and 10 km races, the entry fee is $45 per runner, which includes a charge for insurance coverage, breakfast, a ticket for prize draws and a technical shirt. Those races start at 8:30 a.m.

The runt run begins at 8:15 a.m. and includes treats at the finish line and a t-shirt. Registration is already closed for the runt run. Volunteers are always needed for the event. To volunteer, visit www.moosejawg.com.

There will be a Canada Day pancake breakfast at the Cosmo Senior Citizens Centre from 8 to 11 a.m. The cost is $5 a person. The breakfast will include performances by the Moose Jaw String Orchestra at 9:30 a.m., the Moose Jaw Scottish Dancers and remarks by several officials, including elected political members and the president of the Royal Canadian Legion, the Armed Forces Veterans Association and the 15 Wing commander. Also in the morning at the centre, BJ’s School of Dance and the Doris Sitter School of Dance will have performances and there will be a 50/50 draw.

In the afternoon several events will take place at the Crescent Park Amphitheatre. Food and music will be provided from noon until 1 p.m. Refugee Adhiero Omot will share his experiences and there will be greetings from different multi-faith organizations. There will be performances by artists such as Laurel Downey-Desjarlais, Krista Konkin and Leon Willey of the Live Out Loud Theatre, Aaron Rustin and the Uncoolas, Dustin and Carrie Hlady, Dan Arnold and many more.

At 2 p.m. there will be a hip-hop street dance competition in Crescent Park. In the evening, there will be Canada Day fireworks behind the Western Development Museum. The pre-show begins on 98.5 FM radio at 10:30 p.m. At 10:45, there will be music to accompany the choreographed fireworks display.

For more information, see an upcoming edition of the Times-Herald.

Organizations: Wakamow Valley Oval, Moose Jaw Health Foundation, Cosmo Senior Citizens Centre Moose Jaw String Orchestra Royal Canadian Legion Armed Forces Veterans Association Doris Sitter School of Dance Western Development Museum Times-Herald

Geographic location: Kiwanis River Park, Crescent Park

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