City of Leduc Mayor gets foamy in preparation for Canada 150 celebrations

Monday, May 29, 2017

Canada Day is a chance for the community to come together and experience the many exciting cultural and recreational activities the City has to offer. In preparation for this year’s big celebration, Foam Fest organizers took City of Leduc Mayor Greg Krischke to Dallas, Texas to try out the event, which is coming to the city July 1.


Mayor Krischke visited Dallas on May 13 to undertake the 5K Foam Fest – 22 of some of the best and most exciting obstacles in the world including the world's largest inflatable waterslide, slip and slides, and mucky mud pits!

“I had a blast in Dallas!” says City of Leduc Mayor Greg Krischke. “I challenge you to join me in the 5K Foam Fest this Canada Day in Leduc. It is just one of the many thrilling events our City has lined up for this year’s national birthday bash!”

This year, plans for Canada Day celebrations exceed the traditional pancake breakfast, parade and spectacular display of fireworks - providing residents and visitors numerous options to enjoy their day. 

“Leduc is in for a treat,” says Mayor Krischke. “We are so proud to support local community and bring in local artists to help celebrate the day.”

CANADA DAY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS*    
8:00am -3:30pm 5K Foam Fest William F. Lede Park
10:00am Pancake Breakfast Leduc Legion #108
10:00am – 1:00pm Farmers’ Market Leduc Recreation Centre
12:00pm Parade Main Street
12:30pm  Flag-raising Leduc Legion #108
12:30pm Canada Day BBQ Leduc Legion #108
12:30pm – 3:00pm Canada Day Celebration Gateway Church
12:30pm – 3:00pm Family Carnival St. Peter’s Lutheran Church
5:00pm  City of Leduc Canada Day Concert  LRC East Parking Lot
  Greetings from Mayor/ CFCW MC Nick Gulka   
  Opening Act: Celtic Fusion Illusion  
  Opening Act: The Cold Still  
  Headlining Entertainment: Tebey  
  Foam Fest Dance Party Zone  
11:00pm Fireworks Display Leduc Recreation Centre

*Schedule of events subject to change.

Parking at events will be limited and we encourage you to help prevent unnecessary traffic and roadway congestion so everyone can enjoy the day. Take advantage of Park & Ride locations that will be made available throughout the City.

Have a parade float? Want to decorate and ride with the parade on your pedal bike? Please be sure to contact the Leduc Grain Elevator at 780-980-2679 for more information and to register your space.

Be sure to check www.leduc.ca/canada-150-leduc so you don’t miss out on any of the exciting events in store for this Canada Day.

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