Performance in the park
Bring your picnic blanket and snacks and make your way to Drake Landing Park as it transforms into a pantomime theatre for the weekend.
Goodger-Pink Family Theatre is delving into the imagination of an 11-year-old girl with the play Win the Warrior: A King Arthur Tale. In the event of inclement weather, performances will be held at Alberta Dance Academy.
Where: Drake Landing Park
When: June 28-29 at 6:30 p.m, and June 29-30 at 2 p.m.
Enjoy a day of family fun with multicultural dances and food as Okotoks celebrates Canada Day.
Head inside for free swimming, family aquafit and access to the gym or go outside and sit on a blanket to watch singing, dancing and drumming on the stage. Sample foods from other cultures and join in the singing of O Canada, followed by cake, to celebrate this patriotic occasion.
More details are available at okotoks.ca
Where: Okotoks Recreation Centre
When: July 1
Music all around
Celebrate Canada Day in Black Diamond with a music festival, children’s activities and plenty of food and drinks.
The festivities kick off with a pancake breakfast, followed by a vendors market, face painting, inflatable obstacle course, dog shows, First Nations drumming, music festival and beer gardens. Don’t miss the mayor’s address at 11 a.m., followed by singing O Canada and cake.
A fireworks display will close the festivities at dusk. For more details go to town.blackdiamond.ab.ca
Where: Erma Joy Brown Park
When: July 1
Off to the races
Saddle up and head on down to the Millarville Races for a day of stock horse races, ladies sidesaddle races, pari-mutuel races, wiener dog races and children’s races and games.
The event kicks off with the singing of O Canada by Rob Kroeger at noon, followed by a small parade honouring the Tosh and Bull families and an Indian relay bareback race demonstration sponsored by the Tsuu T’ina Nation and Grey Eagle Casino.
Where: Millarville Racetrack
When: July 1
Summer collegiate baseball gets its annual taste of patriotism on Monday night.
The Okotoks Dawgs (18-5) annual Canada Day game features post-game fireworks and there could be some during the game as well as the Western and Eastern division leaders square off for the first-time as the Weyburn Beavers arrive in Okotoks for the first of a three-game set.
Earlier in the weekend, Okotoks will also wrap up its three-game set with the Regina Red Sox with 7:05 p.m. starts on June 28-29. The June 27 game was postponed due to the inclement thunderstorm weather and will be continued at 4:05 p.m. on Saturday.
Where: Seaman Stadium
When: June 28, 29, July 1 at 7 p.m.