November 29, 2016 1:14 pm
Updated: November 29, 2016 3:57 pm

Regina begins Canada’s 150 celebrations on New Year’s Eve

Regina is hosting the Countdown to Canada's 150 on New Year's Eve.

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The City of Regina is getting ready for Canada’s 150th birthday by hosting a New Year’s Eve celebration.

The event, called “Countdown to Canada’s 150: New Year’s Eve in Regina” will be free for residents. It will feature indoor and outdoor activities at the Conexus Arts Centre, Saskatchewan Science Centre and Wascana Park.

The Government of Canada will be giving $150,000 from the Canada 150 Fund to the city for the celebrations.

“Regina is excited to have the opportunity to host this fun-filled event to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary,” Mayor Michael Fougere said in a statement.

“By featuring local multicultural and Indigenous performances, a DJ dance party, a magician and comedian, how-to-paint sessions, as well as outdoor activities including ice skating, snow decorating and much more – this event offers something for everyone.”

Countdown to Canada’s 150: New Year’s Eve in Regina starts at 12 p.m. at Dec. 31 and ends with fireworks at 6 p.m. at the Conexus Arts Centre.

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