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Patriots gathered together at Crescent Park, creating a sea of red and white.

Children danced in the grass with their brothers and sisters to Canadian rock and roll hits, while parents looked on.

The park was packed with activities, with something new to discover along every winding path. 

The Canadian flag proudly waved off of strollers, ponytails and hats. 

Others made their own outfits, and painted their face to show off their pride. 

Laughter and joy echoed throughout the park. Different cultures were united, and new friends were made. 

Dignitaries mingled with the public, others bought art, while some just relaxed under the sun and warm breeze.

It was a Canadian day in Moose Jaw and the residents of the city came out to celebrate.

This year the Canada Day Committee focused on getting kids more involved in the day's celebration. They brought in a ventriloquist who charmed the mother's in the audience and made the children laugh.  

On the west end of the park, tents were set up for Park Art allowing artists from around the province to showcase their talents. 

Earlier in the day a pancake breakfast was hosted at the Cosmo Senior Citizen's Centre. Mayor Deb Higgins cut the ceremonial cake, and Laurel Downey-Desjarlais and the Valleyview Community Choir sang along with members of 15 Wing Moose Jaw. 

Ray Boughen, the MP for Palliser described the day best. 

"Take pleasure and take moment of the fortune we have. We're blessed to live here...blessed with heritage, freedom and democracy. We really are the true north strong and free."

Mickey Djuric can be reached at 306-691-1263 @Mickey_MJTimes 

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