Canada Day celebrations heat up at the Discovery Center in Brandon, with activities starting the day before!
Chief executive James Montgomery said after a two-year hiatus, this year’s Canada Day will be back to where it was before the pandemic, comparing the list of events with 2019.
Montgomery says they will have a special event to kick off on July 1, with a special show on Thursday, June 30. “we’ll have the Canine Stars for three bonus performances on the afternoon of Thursday June 30th. And then on Canada Day, things start around 9:45 with our first band, followed by the Canine Stars again, and a world-renowned magician, juggler, comedian. So the day is going to be fantastic until 11 p.m. with the fireworks!”
Adding to this year’s list are helicopter rides over the town of Brandon, from there to the Discovery Centre. Live entertainment, food trucks and helicopter rides are just a few of the activities taking place on the grounds of the Discovery Center on July 1.
In 2019, they welcomed around 20,000 visitors during 11 hours of entertainment. Montgomery says they expect at least 10,000 people this year, enjoying children’s activities and games, bouncy castles and a farmer’s market, and more.
“We have a full market, which we have every Saturday here, but we have a completely made-in-Manitoba market that will be appealing to a lot of people, and the groups we have are very family-friendly and a bit for I think people will be very happy if they come to Brandon for Canada Day!” he adds.
All day is free to the public except for shopping at the Discovery Centre, food at the Food Trucks, and helicopter rides for $50 for a 10-minute ride over Brandon (cash) , or $55 if paid by debit or credit card.