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Inflatable zip line coming to West St. Paul Canada Day Celebrations

Posted: March 1, 2018


Inflatable zip line coming to West St. Paul Canada Day Celebrations


If you count yourself among those who’ve had enough of our winter weather and need something to warm your spirit, we’ve got a suggestion for you – start thinking about West St. Paul’s Canada Day celebrations.

The annual family party will be back this July 1 and it’ll have some new exciting features that are sure to make you think sunshine and warm, outdoor fun.

West St. Paul Fire Chief Ryan Yackel says the Canada Day Committee has connected with Tag‘Em Entertainment to bring several new attractions to the party, held at the Sunova Centre – West St. Paul’s Recreation Site.

Highlights of the new attractions include an inflatable 85-foot zip line, foam machines and mini golf.

"We’re always looking for new things for Canada Day. We’re super excited about bringing these new features here to West St. Paul, and we think the kids, and even adults, are gonna love it,” Yackel said.

Mayor Bruce Henley said these new attractions will build on what has become an extremely popular event over the years.

"July 1st in West St. Paul has certainly become one of the must attend events in the Capital Region,” Henley said.

"We have the local community and so many other families from the region that attend, and they keep coming back year after year as it truly is a great family event. Everyone, young and old, can celebrate Canada Day in a safe, secure and fun, family environment.”

Ty Worthington, the Chief Fun Officer from Tag‘Em Entertainment, said the zip line is one of only a couple available in Western Canada, and it is a ton of fun.

"We’re the only ones in Manitoba/Saskatchewan to have it,” Worthington said.

"It’s phenomenal. The majority of the events that take it in, it’s usually the talk of the event. If you ask any kids that have been on it, it’s their favourite inflatable to go on.”

Worthington said it’s safe, using the exact same technology that stuntmen use to fall on.

This is the second year Tag’Em has had the zip line and Worthington said it’s already being requested for Canada Day 2019.

"It’s extremely popular.”

The foam machine with a foam pit is also very enjoyable, Worthington said, as is mini golf.

The show and shine has been a staple of West St. Paul’s Canada Day activities and this year Yackel said they’re partnering with Manitoba Mopar Association to make the show bigger and better.

"We’re excited to be partnering with the Manitoba Mopar Association and to be bringing in potentially several hundred different and new cars to the show,” Yackel said.

And, the show is also a fundraiser for The Movement Centre of Manitoba, with a $10 fee for those who enter their cars in the show going to the Centre.

Manitoba Mopar Association’s Paul Kun says the show is known as the Mopar and Friends Canada Day Car Show and this year will be the 21stanniversary of the show. It was previously held in Kildonan Park. 

Kun said the club has a mandate to do community support work and over the past 10 or so years, they’ve raised just over $20,000 for The Movement Centre, a non-profit organization committed to improving the physical health of children and adults with physical disabilities.

The show is open to all years, makes and models of specialty and collector vehicles.

"It’s open to all makes and models, we don’t really discriminate, as long as it’s some sort of specialty vehicle and we’re pretty loose with that interpretation. There’s everything from ‘20s all the way up to altered, modern cars,” Kun said.

You don’t have to be a member of the Mopar association to enter.

All the other fun activities will be back as well, including the kids candy scramble and live entertainment as well as the spectacular pyrotechnic musical firework show that closes out the evening.

More information on West St. Paul’s Canada Day Celebrations will be announced in coming months.