On Wednesday morning, Airdrie city officials said that as of now, Canada Day fireworks are going ahead as planned at Chinook Winds Regional Park on July 1 starting at 10:45 p.m.

On Thursday afternoon, The City of Airdrie said that it has moved from a fire ban to a fire advisory, though the outdoor watering ban is still in place. 

"This change is due to reduced fire risk, because of greener grass/trees and rain in the near forecast. A fire advisory means no permits for burning will be approved," The City stated.

However, it was noted that the Airdrie Fire Department will postpone hydrant training and other training that requires water usage until the water system returns to its normal state in accordance with level four restrictions.

"Please keep fires small and only in designated fire rings or boxes. Never leave your fire unattended. Completely extinguish fires. If you have collected rainwater—soak it, stir it and soak it again until it is cool to the touch before leaving it."

The annual Canada Day fireworks are hosted by The City of Airdrie each year on Canada Day. Parking is limited. Available parking lots near the site are:

  • Rocky View Schools
  • W.H. Croxford High School 
  • Chinook Winds Regional Park

Vantage point locations are:

  • Windsong School
  • Coopers Crossing School
  • Living Springs Church
  • Daybreak Church

The fireworks show is visible from multiple locations. 

Canada Day fireworks can be seen from different vantage points around the city. (Graphic credit to The City of Airdrie)
Canada Day fireworks can be seen from different vantage points around the city. (Graphic credit to The City of Airdrie)

While the fireworks display will be a signature end to the Canada Day festivities, there will be plenty of other activities across the city during the day.

Airdrie's Canada Day 

On Monday, July 1, the day will begin at 8 a.m. at Airdrie City Hall, where a free Canada Day breakfast hosted by the Kin Club of Airdrie will take place till 10 a.m. 

"There will be a 50/50 raffle, and donations will be welcomed as this is a fundraiser for community non-profits. The breakfast is available for the first 1,500 parade-goers." the city said.

The Canada Day Parade will occur in downtown Airdrie from 10 a.m. to noon, followed by various other events until 4 p.m.

With less than a week left for one of Airdrie's most anticipated events of the year, the Canada Day Parade route has been revealed. (Graphic credit to the City of Airdrie)
With less than a week left for one of Airdrie's most anticipated events of the year, the Canada Day Parade route was revealed on Wednesday. (Graphic credit to the City of Airdrie) 

"Don’t rush off after the parade! Stroll through Downtown and discover our local businesses' exciting offerings and celebrations," The City added. 

And Airdrie's inaugural Multicultural festival to be held on July 1 - Airdrie CultureFest will be held from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Nose Creek Park, hosted by the Airdrie CultureFest Committee.

St. Lucia-born soca artist, producer, and songwriter, Motto, will be the headliner performance on the main stage starting at 6 p.m.

Motto will be joining the festivities from 6 to 8 p.m. When asked what the booking of this artist meant for the first-time event in Airdrie, Glass said that it had all been shaped by the public's enthusiasm for the event.

The Airdrie Pro Rodeo will continue (beginning June 28) from 2:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Airdrie Rodeo Grounds.

Getting to the festivities in Airdrie and parking

The City is encouraging residents to plan to get to various events.

"Parking is limited at event locations. Carpool or ride share; plan to get dropped off and picked up or share a ride with family and friends," The City advised.

Those who are 16 and older can use available e-scooters to access Chinook Winds Regional Park.

"We encourage riders to always wear a helmet and please follow local regulations including being respectful of other pathway/sidewalk users and parking in appropriate places."

Canada Day fireworks in Calgary going ahead as planned

on Wednesday, Susan Henry, Chief of the Calgary Emergency Management Agency (CEMA), announced that plans for Canada Day, including fireworks, will be going ahead as previously planned after deliberation with the Calgary Fire Department.

"We know you've given up a lot of luxuries over these last few weeks and we know that our Canada Day festivities are an important part of celebrating who we are. While we always had planned to go ahead with daytime programming that didn't drive any additional water use. After much planning, we can confirm the evening fireworks will proceed as scheduled," she said.

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