The big day is approaching and the Fort Saskatchewan Canada Day committee still needs volunteers.

“There are a lot of different areas where volunteers are needed, so there’s something fun for everyone,” said Len Blizzard, Fort Saskatchewan Canada Day Committee volunteer coordinator. “Even if you only have a couple of hours to spare, it’s a great way to give back to your community.”

Blizzard added that the Canada Day events are organized by volunteers, so the more hands the committee has, the easier and better the celebration will be.

Those who wish to volunteer can visit their website and click on the volunteer today tab.

The Canada Day parade is just one of many events taking place July 1. Businesses and organizations are reminded by the committee to have their spot booked. The deadline is June 17.

The public is also reminded of the free Park-and-Ride sites that will run every 15 to 20 minutes from 9 a.m. until midnight. Sites are located at the Dow Centennial Centre, the Kin Family Spray Park on Westpark Drive, the Sportsplex and Chris’ No Frills. There will also be transit stops at 29 bus stop locations in the city.

“We’re encouraging everyone to avoid the stress of trying to park downtown. Instead, take transit,” said Arthur Lewandowski, City of Fort Saskatchewan community events and tourism specialist.

The annual pancake breakfast kicks off the celebration at 8 a.m. For a complete list of the days events click here.

For more details visit www.fortsaskcanadaday.ca.