Celebrate Canada Day at Broadmoor Lake Park

June 21, 2016

Celebrate Canada Day at Broadmoor Lake Park

Experience the region’s best and biggest Canada Day festival on July 1 at Broadmoor Lake Park. Each year, over 25,000 people gather to share their Canadian pride while enjoying a multitude of indoor and outdoor activities.

The festival kicks off at 9 a.m. with the Axiom Mortgage Solutions Pancake Breakfast and stage show in the Community Centre (located at 401 Festival Lane, Sherwood Park). At 10 a.m., the Chamber of Commerce Parade will wind its way around the heart of the community.

New activities this year include:

  • Alberta Safety Council zone
  • Spinunity drop-in and demonstrations
  • London Drugs Dance Central
  • Dinosaur building
  • Wood carving demonstrations
  • Swing dance lessons
  • Backyard Games
  • Preschool Paint N Play and Splash Zone
  • Strathcona County Youth Programs
  • Archery Tag
  • Sport Zone
  • Performance by Hey Romeo


This year’s festival will also see many favourite activities return, including:

  • Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians) 
  • Military vehicle display
  • Prairie Toyota Fun Zone
  • Wax hands (tickets apply)
  • Zipline (tickets apply)
  • Canoe rides (tickets apply)
  • Inflatable bouncy castles
  • Petting zoo and pony rides 
  • Re/Max Spray Park and Playground
  • And more!


While the majority of activities are free, some do require tickets or the Sherwood Park Mall Unlimited Access Wristband, which is on sale now for $5 at the Sherwood Park Mall and at recreation facilities in Sherwood Park. On July 1, tickets can also be purchased on-site for $1 per activity.

The celebration will wrap up with an exciting performance from Canadian Country Music Award winners, Hey Romeo at 9:30 p.m. All eyes will be on the sky at 11 p.m. to watch the spectacular fireworks display from Sobeys Lakeland and Nottingham.

There are still volunteer opportunities available for the Canada Day festivities. Each volunteer will receive a free t-shirt, beverages and food during the festival. Volunteers who sign up for six hours or more will also receive and an exclusive invitation to the Special Guest Reception to watch Hey Romeo and view the fireworks.

Guests are invited to take advantage of the FREE Transit express shuttle that runs every 15 minutes from the Bethel Transit Terminal (650 Bethel Drive, Sherwood Park) to the front of Festival Place in Broadmoor Lake Park.

Festival attendees are invited to share thoughts about the Canada Day event by using the hashtag #mycanadafest on Twitter and Instagram for a chance to win prizes.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Recreation, Parks and Culture in Strathcona County. Since 1996, the department has seen tremendous growth including the creation of popular community events like the Canada Day Festival.

Set in the centre of Alberta’s energy and agricultural heartland, Strathcona County is a thriving, successful and vibrant community of almost 96,000 residents. Strathcona County is made up of the urban area of Sherwood Park and a large adjacent rural area of farms, acreages and smaller hamlets. It is home to 75 per cent of refining in Western Canada. With a focus on economic, governance, social, cultural and environmental sustainability, Strathcona County is committed to balancing the unique needs of its diverse community.

 

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Contact:

Strathcona County Communications, 780-410-6595