Canada 150 Celebrations taking place on July 1!

In recognition of Canada’s 150th Birthday the City of Morden is planning a birthday party! In conjunction with the Beach Blast and Fireworks we are having a birthday party downtown. The area on 8th Street from Stephen Street to North Railway Street will be closed for Saturday – July 1.

Mayor Ken Wiebe said “We’d like to welcome people downtown, it’s a great opportunity to celebrate Canada’s birthday in our community. Between the beach and downtown there is entertainment for everyone. And of course, we’ll wrap up the evening with a great fireworks display.”

The party will include live music, cultural demonstrations, vendors, beer gardens, a little bit of bingo, games and birthday cake!

The Pembina Hills Art Gallery will be hosting a beer tasting afternoon with Made in Manitoba beer. Beer tasting tickets will be sold for $10 each at the Pembina Hills Art Gallery. Ticket-holders will have the opportunity to choose 4 samples from a selection of 12 Manitoba Beers. The gift shop at the Art Gallery will also be open for the general public.

The afternoon will kick off with a picnic table set for 150 people, food provided by Coffee Culture. Tickets are available at the Access Event Centre for $10. The picnic will be served at 12:00 p.m.

Join us for community Zumba at the Morden Activity Centre in the morning! The Activity Centre will also have a Games Café open from 1-4pm. Come in and play board games, crib, rummolie and use the pool tables! 150th birthday cake and coffee is provided throughout the day.

“We thought it would be fun to celebrate Canada 150 with a downtown celebration. The activities are more geared for the older crowd that might not be interested in going to the Beach Blast, but everyone is welcome. It will be a fun afternoon,” explained Clare Agnew, Community Services Director.

The summer recreation programmer is assisting with the organization of the event, “It will be a great event, we have some amazing performances both local bands and cultural groups to showcase Canada’s diversity that’s right here in our town” explained Courtney Yeo.

Listen for more details, and plan to attend! If you would like to volunteer please contact Clare Agnew at 204.822.5431.
The rain location will be the Access Event Centre, activities will go ahead as planned.

Contact: Clare Agnew – Community Services Director
Telephone: (204) 822-5431 Email: cagnew@mordenmb.com