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Canada Day 2013

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Throughout the province and across the country, people came out in droves to celebrate Canada Day.

  • A flag was unfurled on the field during the national anthems before the Toronto Blue Jays took on the Detroit Tigers in Major League Baseball action.

    Frank Gunn / The Canadian Press

    A flag was unfurled on the field during the national anthems before the Toronto Blue Jays took on the Detroit Tigers in Major League Baseball action.

  • Dressed in patriotic costumes, Hugh McPherson (left) and Shawno Ashmore (centre) walk through the crowd in Vancouver, B.C.

    Darryl Dyck / The Canadian Press

    Dressed in patriotic costumes, Hugh McPherson (left) and Shawno Ashmore (centre) walk through the crowd in Vancouver, B.C.

  • Dressed a Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer, Stephane Delage carries a Canadian flag while on stilts as he entertains the crowd in Vancouver.

    Darryl Dyck / The Canadian Press

    Dressed a Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer, Stephane Delage carries a Canadian flag while on stilts as he entertains the crowd in Vancouver.

  • Chantal Limoges walks on stilts while dressed as a totem pole as she entertains the crowd during Canada Day festivities in Vancouver, B.C.

    Darryl Dyck / The Canadian Press

    Chantal Limoges walks on stilts while dressed as a totem pole as she entertains the crowd during Canada Day festivities in Vancouver, B.C.

  • Master model builder Dan Steininger celebrates with kids after the last brick was laid on his piece during the Canada Day LEGO Flag Build at Parc Jacques-Cartier Park in Gatineau, Quebec. The flag is made out of 128,000 LEGO bricks.

    Francis Vachon / AP Images for LEGO Systems, Inc.

    Master model builder Dan Steininger celebrates with kids after the last brick was laid on his piece during the Canada Day LEGO Flag Build at Parc Jacques-Cartier Park in Gatineau, Quebec. The flag is made out of 128,000 LEGO bricks.

  • Gov. Gen. David Johnston inspects the Guard of Honour at the Canada Day celebrations on Parliament Hill, in Ottawa.

    Fred Chartrand / The Canadian Press

    Gov. Gen. David Johnston inspects the Guard of Honour at the Canada Day celebrations on Parliament Hill, in Ottawa.

  • The Snowbirds fly over the Peace Tower at the Canada Day celebrations on Parliament Hill, in Ottawa.

    Fred Chartrand / The Canadian Press

    The Snowbirds fly over the Peace Tower at the Canada Day celebrations on Parliament Hill, in Ottawa.

  • Prime Minister Stephen Harper makes his way onto the stage at the Canada Day celebrations on Parliament Hill in Ottawa.

    Fred Chartrand / The Canadian Press

    Prime Minister Stephen Harper makes his way onto the stage at the Canada Day celebrations on Parliament Hill in Ottawa.

  • Canadian astronaut Chris Hatfield leaves the stage after singing at the Canada Day celebrations on Parliament Hill, in Ottawa.

    Fred Chartrand / The Canadian Press

    Canadian astronaut Chris Hatfield leaves the stage after singing at the Canada Day celebrations on Parliament Hill, in Ottawa.

  • Canadian singing star Carly Rae Jepsen takes a photo with fans after she performed at the Canada Day celebrations on Parliament Hill in Ottawa.

    Fred Chartrand / The Canadian Press

    Canadian singing star Carly Rae Jepsen takes a photo with fans after she performed at the Canada Day celebrations on Parliament Hill in Ottawa.

  • Five-year-old Logan Vanos pedals his mini-tractor beside his great-uncle Frank Roks in the Canada Day parade in the village of Komoka, Ontario, west of London.

    Dave Chidley / The Canadian Press

    Five-year-old Logan Vanos pedals his mini-tractor beside his great-uncle Frank Roks in the Canada Day parade in the village of Komoka, Ontario, west of London.

  • Members of the Shriners entertain the crowd as they participate in the annual Canada Day parade in Montreal.

    Graham Hughes / The Canadian Press

    Members of the Shriners entertain the crowd as they participate in the annual Canada Day parade in Montreal.

  • Three patriotic teens watch a performance by Toronto band The Elwins at Alderney Landing in Dartmouth, N.S., Monday.

    Tim Krochak / The Canadian Press

    Three patriotic teens watch a performance by Toronto band The Elwins at Alderney Landing in Dartmouth, N.S., Monday.

  • An alpaca gets some attention at the Canada Day celebrations at the Riverbank Discovery Centre in Brandon.

    Colin Corneau / Brandon Sun

    An alpaca gets some attention at the Canada Day celebrations at the Riverbank Discovery Centre in Brandon.

  • The City of Winnipeg Police Pipe Band march in front of the Lyric Theatre in Assiniboine Park Monday.

    Mike Deal / Winnipeg Free Press

    The City of Winnipeg Police Pipe Band march in front of the Lyric Theatre in Assiniboine Park Monday.

  • Christien Lyons plays bass during a performance with Latin band Combo Latino at the Lyric Theatre in Assiniboine Park.

    Mike Deal / Winnipeg Free Press

    Christien Lyons plays bass during a performance with Latin band Combo Latino at the Lyric Theatre in Assiniboine Park.

  • Eliza (Right) and Allan Kingdon from Erickson, MB show off their red and white at the Living Flag event on the grounds of the Manitoba legislature Monday morning.

    Mike Deal / Winnipeg Free Press

    Eliza (Right) and Allan Kingdon from Erickson, MB show off their red and white at the Living Flag event on the grounds of the Manitoba legislature Monday morning.

  • Norman Chief Memorial Dancers perform for the public during the Living Flag event Monday morning on the grounds of the Manitoba legislature.

    Mike Deal / Winnipeg Free Press

    Norman Chief Memorial Dancers perform for the public during the Living Flag event Monday morning on the grounds of the Manitoba legislature.

  • Amber Fitkowski, 6, waves a flag while waiting for the rest of the participants to gather during the Living Flag event on the grounds of the Manitoba legislature.

    Mike Deal / Winnipeg Free Press

    Amber Fitkowski, 6, waves a flag while waiting for the rest of the participants to gather during the Living Flag event on the grounds of the Manitoba legislature.

  • Martin Barnes rides a remake of a 1875 Penny Farthing bicycle during the Living Flag event on teh grounds of the Manitoba legislature.

    Mike Deal / Winnipeg Free Press

    Martin Barnes rides a remake of a 1875 Penny Farthing bicycle during the Living Flag event on teh grounds of the Manitoba legislature.

  • Participants (including Dancing Gabe, giving the thumbs-up) start to take their positions during the Living Flag event.

    Mike Deal / Winnipeg Free Press

    Participants (including Dancing Gabe, giving the thumbs-up) start to take their positions during the Living Flag event.

  • Organizers estimated around 3,500 people turned out to help create Winnipeg's Living Flag.

    Ron Gilfillan / Handout

    Organizers estimated around 3,500 people turned out to help create Winnipeg's Living Flag.

  • A flag flies high during the Canada Day festivities at The Forks Monday.

    John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press

    A flag flies high during the Canada Day festivities at The Forks Monday.

  • Branndy (left), Eric, and Isabella, 4, brought Harley, their 10-year-old Dumeril's boa out to enjoy the Canada Day festivities at The Forks.

    John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press

    Branndy (left), Eric, and Isabella, 4, brought Harley, their 10-year-old Dumeril's boa out to enjoy the Canada Day festivities at The Forks.

  • Damion Oliver, 2, takes a little break from the Canada Day festivities at The Forks.

    John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press

    Damion Oliver, 2, takes a little break from the Canada Day festivities at The Forks.

  • Gerry Wert flies his flag high during the Canada Day festivities at The Forks.

    John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press

    Gerry Wert flies his flag high during the Canada Day festivities at The Forks.

  • Thousands cap off a hot, activity-filled Canada Day with fireworks.

    John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press

    Thousands cap off a hot, activity-filled Canada Day with fireworks.

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