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Canada Day Weekend Hours: What’s Open and Closed in Winnipeg

Canada Day Weekend Hours: What’s Open and Closed in Winnipeg

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People take part in the living flag on the lawn of the Legislature to help celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday in Victoria, B.C., on July 1, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)

WINNIPEG — Canada Day brings with it several holiday closures, including many on the following Monday, July 2.

Here’s a list of what’s open, closed or operating on a reduced schedule in Winnipeg this weekend.

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Canada Day Weekend Road Closures in Effect

Canada Day Weekend Road Closures in Effect

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WINNIPEG — Take note of the following road closures for Canada Day weekend across Winnipeg.

Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba (IRCOM) Summer Celebration
From 1:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, June 29, Ellen Street between Bannatyne Avenue and McDermot Avenue, and Bannatyne Avenue between Ellen Street and Dagmar Street will be closed to traffic.

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Canada Day 2018 in Winnipeg: Where to Celebrate

Canada Day 2018 in Winnipeg: Where to Celebrate

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Fireworks are planned at several locations across Winnipeg on Canada Day. (TOURISM WINNIPEG)

Looking for somewhere to belt out your Canadian patriotism on July 1? A handful of local Canada Day celebrations are planned across Winnipeg. Wherever you decide to celebrate, there’s something for everyone.

Here are a few options to help you navigate Canada’s birthday bash.

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Assiniboine Park Alters Canada Day Programming for 2018

Assiniboine Park Alters Canada Day Programming for 2018

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Assiniboine Park Lyric Theatre and Pavilion are shown in this file photo. The park will host a summer of free programming for visitors, as well as an abbreviated celebration on Canada Day, July 1. (APC / HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — Canada Day at Assiniboine Park will have more of a family feeling this year as revellers head home hours before the sun sets.

The Assiniboine Park Conservancy says longtime sponsor Canad Inns has bowed out of Canada Day programming for 2018 after the culmination of Canada’s 150th birthday last year.

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What Does It Mean to Be Canadian?

What Does It Mean to Be Canadian?

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, myWestman

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A Canada 150 sign sits in front of the Assiniboine Park’s Pavilion in celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

NEEPAWA, Man. — What does it mean to be Canadian? As the country celebrates its 150th birthday, many people, myself included, are asking this question. I was born in this country, as were my parents, you would think I would know what it means to be Canadian, but I don’t.

It’s easy to think about what Canada is — a cold and peaceful country, full of pristine wilderness and polite, friendly people. This may not be the Canada most people experience, but the stereotype remains and it’s one, I think, most Canadians cling to. But what does it mean to be Canadian? Summer or winter, Canadians like to complain about the weather, but we can hardly say that’s what it means to be Canadian!

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Canada 150: The Evolution of Multiculturalism

Canada 150: The Evolution of Multiculturalism

Canada’s identity has been shaped by its people, from its original Indigenous inhabitants, to its earliest settlers, to the immigrants who have arrived from all over the planet — now representing more than 250 ethnic origins, from Afghan to Zulu — to build a new life in Canada. They brought elements of their cultures with them, through their food, their dress, their prayers and language, contributing to the identity of Canada as it evolved into the diverse society it is today. It is a story that, by virtue of our history and geography, is uniquely Canadian. It is a story that allows the four children of Sen. Paul Yuzyk and his wife, Mary, to celebrate their Ukrainian heritage and yet be proudly, unquestionably Canadian. It was not always written that way.

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Canada Day Street Closures in Effect Starting Tonight

Canada Day Street Closures in Effect Starting Tonight

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Canada 150 merchandise is shown for sale in Ottawa on Thursday, June 22, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

As the party gets started on Canada’s 150th birthday this weekend, there are several street closures you should note to make sure your festivities on Saturday run as smoothly as possible.

The City of Winnipeg is closing a number of streets to make way for celebrations.

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Expect Traffic Delays at The Forks on Canada Day: Police

Expect Traffic Delays at The Forks on Canada Day: Police

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The Forks (FILE)

WINNIPEG — With the largest Canada Day celebrations in the city happening at The Forks on Saturday, Winnipeg police suggest those attending leave their vehicles at home.

“Parking will be at a premium in and around The Forks. Consider car-pooling with friends or family, walking or cycling, or taking public transit to help reduce congestion and delays,” police said in a release on Thursday.

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