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.

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Canada Day cadets at Hillside

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.


And then the fireworks…