There are a mere 69 days left to Canada Day celebrations on Monday, July 1 and float registration for the Canada Day Parade hosted by Airdrie Parades has already opened.

The annual parade is one of the most well-attended events in the city, with spectators lining Main Street well in advance of the celebrations. As with years past, the parade will begin at 10 a.m. and lasts till noon.

"The first Canada Day parade was organized by the Airdrie Pro Rodeo committee in 1967 and is currently organized by the non-profit organization Airdrie Parades. Watch up to 100 floats gliding throughout the streets joined by 30,000 parade goers," The City stated on its website.

While the parade is arguably the most memorable part of Canada Day celebrations in Airdrie, there are plenty of other events before and after. The day will kick off with a free pancake breakfast hosted at City Hall from 8 a.m. until 10. The City added that there will be a a 50/50 raffle, with donations welcome; proceeds will be going to the city's non-profits.

At 1 p.m. Nose Creek Park will be holding a multicultural celebration that will last until 6.

"A multicultural celebration is currently being organized by several community non-profit organizations and residents."

More details are expected closer to the event.

July 1 will also be the final day of a multi-day event of the Airdrie Pro Rodeo, which begins on June 28. The City of Airdrie's website states that on Canada Day events will be held at the Airdrie Rodeo Grounds from 2:30 p.m. until 10 p.m. 

"This annual event is organized by the Airdrie Rodeo Ranch Association, a not-for-profit, 100 per cent volunteer-driven group of passionate community members who are committed to preserving our rural roots and promoting our great community."

And in true fashion and tradition, the evening will close out with the Canada Day fireworks show hosted by The City. The fireworks are currently slated to start at 10:45 p.m. and last till a little after 11 p.m. and will be held at the Chinook Winds Regional Park.

"A 20-minute brilliant and dazzling artistic light performance to be enjoyed by all. Grab blankets, lawn chairs and refreshments to watch the show."

It is anticipated that there will be more details on other community events in the coming weeks and months, as well as an announcement on the naming of the Airdrie Parades Canada Day Parade Marshal.

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