The rain came down in buckets at one point causing many to flee for cover, but celebrating Canada’s 151 birthday July 1 at Stride Place was still enjoyed and appreciated by many.
Here’s a look at the day in pictures.
Mickey Dumont/Citizen photos
Robert A. Oldford, standing, President of the Portage la Prairie Legion and Robert F. Oldford, 12, a cadet, spent time Canada Day honouring Portage la Prairie veterans buried at Hillside Cemetary by placing a poppy on their graves. Annually the Legion and the cadets visit the cemetery early on Canada Day to commemorate the efforts of local veterans.
Re/Max Realtor Peter Bracken takes his turn at the ROK dunktank.
Susan Palmer pins a Canadian flag on Bruce Allan. Commemorative flags and pins were available for free.
Anthony Roulette, left, works some adult magic for one-year-old Charles Sandney ho was fascinated by the bubbles at one of the kid fun stops at Stride Place. Mom Charleigh looks on.
First Nations dancers are always part of the Main Stage entertainment during Portage la Prairie Canada Day celebrations.
The Big Brothers Big Sisters Duck Race fundraiser has become a Canada Tradition. Last minute tickets were available for sale leading up to the evening race. The group expects to realize about $6,000 from the fundraiser.
Portage-Lisgar MLA Ian Wishart, left, and Portage la Prairie Mayor Irvine Ferris cut the Canada Day Birthday Cake.
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