One year after from Canada’s biggest-ever celebration, Canada Day 151 festivities will ring out in North Battleford.
The July 1 celebrations in North Battleford have changed a bit this year. The fireworks display will start at 10:45 p.m. on King Hill, right above Destination Battlefords. City Community Programmer Siobhan Gormley said the change was necessary after the end of the city's partnership with Fort Battleford.
“The last few years we ran them at Fort Battleford in conjunction with them,” Gormley said. “Unfortunately, they are not going be doing any Canada Day festivities this year, so we moved them over to North Battleford. The length of the show will be about the same as last year, and usually takes 15-20 minutes.”
The funding for the show was helped by a grant through Heritage Canada, which is going to cover roughly three-quarters of the total cost of the fireworks display. The grant was available to municipalities as an initiative to help smaller communities celebrate the big event.
This is the eighth year the City of North Battleford has hosted the fireworks display. This is also the eighth year the city has brought in a Calgary-based company, Fireworks Spectacular, to put on the show. If you’re coming out, Gormley said there are a few prime viewing spots.
“The best place to view them is anywhere along Railway Ave., or in the parking lot for the Don Ross Centre,” Gormley said.
Gormley asked anyone coming out to watch the fireworks to park at the Don Ross Centre or along Railway Ave. in order to avoid congestion.
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