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Canada Day celebrations set for July 1 in Fort Macleod, Granum

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Fort Macleod and Granum host Canada Day celebrations on Monday, July 1.
Canada marks the 152nd year of confederation in 2019.
Fort Macleod Lions will host a free pancake breakfast from 9-11 a.m. Sunday at Lioness Park. Donations will be accepted for the food bank.
The Canada Day celebration in Fort Macleod takes place at The Fort — Museum of the North West Mounted Police, with free admission.
The day begins at 9 a.m. with games and crafts in the compound.
At 9:30 a.m. the play The March of the Redcoats will be performed in the Rotary Theatre.
The Southern Alberta Horse Artillery, dressed in period replica uniforms, will give a cannon and rifle demonstration in the compound at 10:30 a.m.
Official opening ceremonies take place at 11 a.m. with the raising of the Canadian flag and the inspection of the 2019 Mounted Patrol.
The first performance of the Musical Ride in 2019 takes place at 11:30 a.m., with other performances set for 2 p.m.and 3:30 p.m.
There is a barbecue in the compound at noon, with Canada Day birthday cake served in the museum’s main gallery.
The Southern Alberta Horse Artillery gives cannon and rifle demonstrations at 1:30 p.m. and 3:15 p.m.
The Musical Ride is at 2 p.m., followed at 2:45 p.m. by another performance of The March of the Redcoats in the Rotary Theatre.
The Musical Ride returns at 3:30 p.m., followed at 4:15 p.m. by a watermelon-eating contest on the lawn in front of the Blackfoot Gallery.
Granum celebration
Canada Day starts early at Granum, with breakfast served at the Drop-In Centre from 8-10 a.m.
The annual parade gets under way at 11 a.m., with the museum to open immediately following.
A concession runs from 12 noon to 4 p.m. at the Homesteader with a duck race and Remington Carriage rides.
From 12 noon to 2 p.m. at the Granview Park beach there will be sand castle building. glitter tattoos and aquatic fun.
At 2 p.m. at Granview Park there will be performances by a hoop dancer, and a magician.
The Canada Day cake-cutting ceremony happens at 3:30 p.m.
Supper will be served beginning at 5 p.m. at the Granum Golf Club clubhouse.
The fireworks show gets under way at nightfall featuring a grand finale sponsored by Scougall Motors in Fort Macleod.