The city run event takes place at Prince's Island Park and Olympic Plaza on July 1 and will feature live music a family stage, food and merchandise vendors, interactive activities and a spectacular fireworks display.
Event Co-ordinator Stephanie Barnett has been involved in planning The City’s celebration since 1995 and has seen it grow in popularity.
“It has gone from a single site event to an event that drew more than 100,000 people last year,” says Barnett.
There are more than 200 volunteer positions to fill such as working at the temporary tattoo tent or being part of the water trailer team.
“Volunteering for this kind of event shows the pride we have for our country,” says Barnett, adding, “this event gives people an opportunity to continue to learn and meet new people.”
If you would like to volunteer to be a part of the celebration, please visit calgary.ca/recreation.