New location for the Canada Day fireworks

June 15, 2015 / For Immediate Release

AIRDRIE, ALBERTA – The City of Airdrie, together with Airdrie Parades and Fireworks, is announcing a location change for the 2015 Canada Day fireworks.

“Two migratory red-necked grebes are nesting in the middle of East Lake, the planned fireworks site,” explains Archie Lang, Operations Manager, Parks and Public Works, City of Airdrie.

The red-necked grebe is a federally protected migratory bird, under Canada's Migratory Bird Convention Act, and it is prohibited to disturb individuals or their nest.

“The wildlife who make Airdrie their home are an important part of our beautiful natural spaces and we want to ensure we do what we can to not disturb them,” says Lang.

The decision has been made to move the Canada Day fireworks to Chinook Winds Park so as to comply with the federal legislation protecting these birds.

“We are excited to have a new location for the fireworks,” says Lynn Kehoe, Airdrie Parades and Fireworks. “We are working closely with the City to create a plan that will address safety, parking and transportation, and will have additional information on our website as it becomes available.

Please visit airdrieparades.com for more information and a detailed schedule of Canada Day events.

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Media contact:

Archie Lang
Operations Manager, Parks and Public Works
City of Airdrie
403.948.8800 ext 6416

Lynn Kehoe
Media Director
Airdrie Parades and Fireworks
403.945.3114

Stewart McLeish
Chairperson
Airdrie Parades and Fireworks
403.890.0815

 

 

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