June 30, 2020

Celebrate Canada Day Virtually in Saskatchewan

The Provincial Capital Commission would like to encourage everyone in Saskatchewan to “virtually” celebrate Canada Day this year, and to experience some amazing Saskatchewan talent.

To help celebrate, the PCC has posted songs, dance, poems, and spoken-word pieces from a variety of Saskatchewan artists at www.provincalcapitalcommission.ca.

“Despite the current pandemic, the Provincial Capital Commission and its partners are looking to create a safe, inclusive, at-home experiences to help celebrate Canada Day here in Saskatchewan,” Minister Responsible for the Provincial Capital Commission Lori Carr said.  “And what better way to do that, than by featuring some amazing local artists, each adding to our province’s shared heritage and helping tell Saskatchewan’s unique story to the world.”

The site includes specially recorded performances from a variety of Saskatchewan artists, including:

  • Jess Moskaluke;
  • Hunter Brothers;
  • The North Sound;
  • Shawn Jobin;
  • Davy Sage; and
  • Eliza Mary Doyle.

While many traditional Canada Day activities, such as fireworks and large public gatherings, have been cancelled due to COVID-19, each of us can still celebrate from home.  The Provincial Capital Commission’s website also includes downloadable colouring pages for kids, the lyrics to O-Canada, as well as indigenous drumming and dance, and an Elder’s prayer.

To watch these performances and learn more, visit Saskatchewan’s Virtual Canada Day website at www.provincalcapitalcommission.ca.