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Plenty of Canada Day celebrations in the southeast

What's on for Canada Day in and around Estevan. Check out Mercury's recap on celebration plans.
Canada Day 2021
A parade will once again be part of Canada Day celebrations in Bienfait.

Southeast Sask. - Those who are looking to celebrate Canada Day in the southeast will have lots of options.

Bienfait is always a hub of activities and this year will be no different. The festivities will once again begin and end with big attractions. There will be a package breakfast, donated by the Southern Plains Co-op, at the Bienfait Memorial Arena at 7 a.m. 

The annual parade will be at 10 a.m. The route is the same as last year, beginning at Bienfait Weldon School and then moving down Weldon Road, Railway Avenue Carbon Avenue and then returning to the school.

The fireworks spectacular, which is a big attraction for Canada Day each year, starts at dusk at the school.

A poster for the event also lists a dunk tank, bouncy houses, a 50-50 draw, a slo-pitch tournament and cotton candy.

Birthday cake will be served after the parade, Bingo will be contested at the Royal Canadian Legion's Bienfait branch at 11 a.m., the mini-firefighters' rodeo will start at 11:30 a.m., a toonie swim will start at noon and the firefighters will play the farmers in a slo-pitch game at 3 p.m.

The Estevan Kinsmen and Kinettes Club will host a free barbecue at the Hillside playpark from noon-3 p.m. There will be hotdogs, popcorn, snow cones, cotton candy, birthday cake, face painting and plenty of games and activities for the whole family. The pool at Hillside park will be filled and ready for swimming.

All activities at the park that day will be free.

Meanwhile, Mainprize Regional Park outside of Midale will have lots happening to mark Canada's 155th birthday.

There will be a climbing wall from 1-4 p.m. and bouncy castles throughout the day. A cart parade will happen at 2 p.m., and fireworks will occur in the evening.

The 10th annual slo-pitch tournament will be happening from July 1-3, and a beer garden will raise funds for Midale Minor Hockey.

A pancake breakfast will be served from 8 a.m.-noon on July 2.

Oungre Memorial Regional Park will also be busy. A pancake breakfast will be served from 8:30-10 a.m.

A cornhole tournament, bouncy castle and the antique tractor and car show start at 10 a.m.

There will be a parade at 1:30 p.m., and an annual highlight of Canada Day at Oungre, the music jamboree, starts at 2 p.m.

Other highlights will include a time capsule, Beatz Eatz food at the centennial building, indoor swimming from 1-5 p.m. and 6-9 p.m., mini golf, cotton candy and snow cones, and a best-decorated campsite contest.

The Back 40 Drifters will perform at a cabaret at 8 p.m., and fireworks are slated to start after dusk, and a lunch will be served at midnight.

The White Bear Lake Resort will have Canada Day festivities starting with a pancake breakfast at 9 a.m.

A mixed volleyball tournament is booked for those ages 15 and up.

Numerous games will be happening during the day, including an egg toss, a three-legged race, a checkers tournament, kids' games, a blanket pull and a bouncy castle.

There will also be a children's bike parade, free barbecued eats and more.

Those looking to get a head start on their Canada Day activities can attend a fireworks show after dusk at the Bow Valley Park south of Oxbow on June 30.