Virtual Canada Day celebrations planned across the city

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Despite COVID-19 restrictions, Calgarians will still have a number of ways, both in-person and online, to celebrate Canada’s 153rd birthday Wednesday.

The City of Calgary is offering a chance for people to enjoy the celebrations from home with a virtual concert from the rooftop of the King Eddy that will start streaming at 5 p.m. on the city’s YouTube and Facebook pages.

The concert, which was filmed last week, includes performances from Calgarians Paul Brandt, Lynn Olagundoye, T. Buckley, Chad VanGaalen and Bebe Buckskin.

At a news conference at Studio Bell Monday afternoon, Mayor Naheed Nenshi reminded Calgarians to practice social distancing at any event they attend and to take all other safety measures available to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

“Stay six feet, two metres or the length of a full-grown moose away from others,” he said. “You’ve got to wear masks if you’re going to be within those two metres.