Those who have made Canada Day Fireworks at Assiniboine Park an annual tradition will have to find somewhere new this year.
There will still be a celebration. Assiniboine Park will host a daytime family-friendly event at the Lyric Theatre on July 1. However, there will be no party or fireworks in the evening.
One of the main reasons was that Canad Inns, the main sponsor of the event, has decided not to continue with it. In addition, the building of the new Diversity Gardens by the zoo has made it difficult to launch fireworks this year. There is no other location in the park that they can safely launch fireworks.
Alternative firework events in Winnipeg will be posted closer to Canada Day.