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Winnipeg Blue Bombers look ahead to big Canada Day party

We may be only a few days into May, but the Winnipeg Blue Bombers are already thinking months ahead.

The team announced Friday that a large-scale Canada Day celebration is planned for July 1 at Princess Auto Stadium, complete with live entertainment, free activities for all ages, and of course, a fireworks show.

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The party kicks off at noon on Canada Day from the tailgate-area stage, featuring local musicians and DJs, as well as magicians, face-painting and other fun for the kids. It will be followed by a headlining performance inside the stadium by Juno-winning alt-rockers the Sam Roberts Band.

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Local artists Neighbour Andy, Brandi Vezina, Catie St. Germain, Doc Walker, and Indian City round out the bill.

Although attendance is free of charge, Bombers fans are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to donate to Manitoba Harvest, and mainstage tickets — also free — can be obtained in advance on the website.

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