Dominion Day, Canada Day 2015

On July 1st I had one foot in the past and one foot in the present. I started the day working in the peony garden at Fort Edmonton. It was quieter than usual when I arrived at 8 am but by the time I left the crowds had started to gather to celebrate Dominion Day.

Dominion Day at Fort Edmonton
Dominion Day at Fort Edmonton

Later, as the sun set we watched the Canada Day festivities at the High Level Bridge from a condo high up on Saskatchewan Drive.

High Level Bridge Canada Day light show
High Level Bridge Canada Day light show

Jason Kodie and Scott Peters arrived at the party in time to catch the light show after the Captain Tractor Canada Day gig in Fort Saskatchewan. At 10:50 CKUA broadcast Jason’s composition Edmontunes, a musical mosaic of 50 years of Edmonton musical history as the lights on the bridge lit up to Scott’s programming. It was the most complicated lighting done on the bridge since it was first lit up last Canada Day. After Edmontunes and a great rendition of Oh Canada by Asani, there were fireworks.

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Here Global TV’s live broadcast of the event:

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