This Sunday we get to celebrate our nation as it celebrates its 145th year! One of the things Edmonton is know for are its festivals and events that are held throughout the year and Canada Day is no exception. There are many attractions and activities happening in our city this Sunday and for a full list of events happening in Edmonton click here.
Spend your Canada Day at the Legislature where you will find a free pancake breakfast and can watch a citizenship ceremony. There will also be many performers like the Royal Canadian artillery band and Magician Kent Wong who are sure to keep you and your family busy. Click the link below for more information on all the performers.
Celebrate Canada Day at the Valley Zoo where they will also be celebrating their 53rd birthday and Lucy the elephant’s is turning 37! Come down between 11am and 4pm to join in fun activities such as a Canadian animal scavenger hunt, Canada Day crafts and Canadian airbrushed tattoos. For a list of all the activities click here.
One of the best things about Canada Day is the firework show! The final fireworks show will start at 11pm over the river valley parks and North Saskatchewan River. Get the best view from the Telus Field, Alberta Legislature Grounds, Victoria Park, Ezio Faraone Park, Dantzer’s Hill and the Government House Park.
What will you be doing to celebrate Canada Day this year?
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Wedding archways are a great statement piece for your ceremony as you can incorporate your wedding colours or theme into the style and décor of your archway. Archways assist in creating a beautiful backdrop for all those photos taken not only by your photographer but also by your family and friends.
Most archways come undecorated and in a variety of different styles to give you the ability to create the archway of your dreams. Add flowers and/or tulle to cover the arch completely or leave it bare for a modern industrial feel. To get the most out of your archway use it for your ceremony and then move it to the reception to adorn your wedding cake.
If you have a talented handyman in your family this might be the time to ask for their time and skill to create you a one of a kind archway or gazebo. Having an archway custom made for you allows you to move this sentimental piece to your backyard for years of enjoyment.
Will you be using or did you use an archway at your wedding ceremony?
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The father daughter dance is an emotional and touching moment between the two and can bring tears to guests’ eyes. The song that is chosen can both bring forward fond memories and touch on the aspect of daddy letting his little girl go.
Top 10 father daughter songs:
- Butterfly Kisses by Bob Carlisle
- When Angels Fly by Tony Ransom and The Heavenly Light Orchestra
- I Loved Her First by Hearland
- Through The Years by Kenny Rogers
- Always Be Your Baby by Natalie Grant
- How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) by James Taylor
- The Way You Look Tonight by Frank Sinatra
- Unforgettable by Natalie Cole
- Lullaby (Goodnight by Angel) by Billy Joel
- 10. My Fathers Eyes by Amy Grant
What song will you or did you and your father dance to at your wedding?
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Don’t know what to get your amazing dad for Fathers Day this upcoming Sunday? Try making a homemade BBQ sauce, recipe from All Recipes Canada, for the dad who has everything and loves to BBQ.
Once the sauce is made put it in a mason jar or a container of your choice, add a personal note tag and tie it around your container with some twine or ribbon. All dads who love to BBQ will love that you took the time to create a special BBQ sauce just for him.
- 2 cups ketchup
- 2 cups tomato sauce
- 1 1/4 cups brown sugar
- 1 1/4 cups red wine vinegar
- 1/2 cup unsulfured molasses
- 4 teaspoons hickory-flavored liquid smoke
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
- In a large saucepan over medium heat, mix together the ketchup, tomato sauce, brown sugar, wine vinegar, molasses, liquid smoke and butter. Season with garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, paprika, celery seed, cinnamon, cayenne, salt and pepper.
- Reduce heat to low, and simmer for up to 20 minutes. For thicker sauce, simmer longer, and for thinner, less time is needed. Sauce can also be thinned using a bit of water if necessary. Brush sauce onto any kind of meat during the last 10 minutes of cooking.
Last Tuesday we suggested a fun Go-Kart bachelor party but what about the ladies? Do something a little on the wild side by renting a cabin in Banff, Jasper or at a local lake to enjoy the fresh air and tranquil atmosphere. A cabin getaway will allow you to spend quality time with your girls before your big day.
Roast marshmallows, tell tales around the fire and have a slumber party with your girls while reminiscing about the past and talking about each other’s hopes and plans for the future.
A cottage by a lake will allow you and the girls to relax and get some sun on a lakeside beach. But, if you are a little more outdoorsy and enjoy hiking along trails rent a cabin in the mountains where you can enjoy the calming nature of the wilderness.
We hope that however you choose to spend your bachelorette weekend or evening that you have a wonderful time!
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With instant access to games and videos on any smart phone or computer it’s no wonder people are starting to have a short attention span and want to be wowed on a daily basis! So it is no surprise that more and more couples are incorporating some type of entertainment during their wedding reception.
There are three popular wedding reception entertainment trends that are sure to keep your guest entertained. The first is a live band; find a local talent or if you have some musically inclined friends let them perform for you and your guests. The second is to hire a cartoon artist to create entertaining caricatures and the third option, one of our favorites, is a photo booth! Make your own photo booth by creating or renting a fun backdrop, have fun props such as silly hats, a digital camera on a tripod and a printer. If you don’t have the desire to create your own photo booth you can always hire a local photo booth company who will supply everything you need.
If the above options seem a little too tame for the wedding atmosphere you want to achieve why not hire professional belly dancers? If you have a large reception space amaze your guests with a flamethrower or aerial artists. Before you book your elaborate wedding performer be sure to run it past your venue to insure that there will not be any issues with the type of entertainment you choose.
Will you be having any entertainment at your wedding?
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