Canada is set to celebrate 143rd birthday on Thursday and Drumheller will celebrate yet again with the same enthusiasm as any other year.
Although road construction is being done in front of the big dinosaur, Canada Day events for the valley will still take place at Memorial Park, but many are spaced out across town.
Starting at 7 a.m. Thursday, the annual Kinsmen Pancake Breakfast will take place at Riverside Value Drug Mart.
After this the parade will begin at 10 a.m. until noon, then live music and entertainment will be held on Centre Street afterwards.
Food will be plentiful around town, with CO-OP roasting smokies, and IGA serving beef on a bun starting at noon.
The rest of the day’s events will be held at Memorial Park and the Splash Park, if construction is finished, a release says.
Highland Dancers will kick off the opening ceremonies at 2 p.m., with live acts by the Russell Brothers and Eight Bit Evolution, as well as crafts, face painting and more to do at the park starting at 3 p.m.
The cutting of Canada’s birthday cake and the singing of its anthem will be held at 6:30 p.m., with more live music leading up to the fireworks celebrations at 11 p.m.