EDMONTON — Hordes of people dressed in red and white waving — and wearing — flags filled Edmonton streets and parks today in celebration of Canada’s 142nd birthday.
Beginning at 7 a.m., thousands showed up to the Alberta legislature grounds where some special guests served up a free pancake breakfast, courtesy of the Ismaili Muslim Community of Edmonton.
Federal Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff took a break from serving pancakes and watermelon to talk about the meaning behind Canada Day. He pointed to the diversity of the breakfast crowd as an example of what Canadians should be proud of.
“Canadians of every walk of life are all together … it’s a great feeling,” he said.