This is our home

We are so lucky to call Canada home and to have a City where a party is thrown in its honour. I was a die-hard celebrator this year; we made a whole day out of the event. We took the kids to the festivities in the afternoon and my husband and I were lucky enough to have a night out in the evening.


The weather was looking pretty bleak for the outdoor portion of the activities. This was too bad as I am sure hanging out at Centennial Park in the shade would have been much better than standing in front of a bouncy castle watching my son, the tornado, jump on other kids and flailed himself down the slides.


We met some friends there that also had a little boy, so my big kids could each take a little one and take part in the festivities. The older kids were constantly in line for the bumper cars. They loved getting to use the little kids as an excuse to play on the rides.

The tornado is mostly scared of people in uniform so I was happy to hear that the Estevan Police and Estevan Fire would be in attendance. Maybe he would be able to warm up to them, and that he did! He rode the trucks and even got behind the wheel of the fire truck. This could be his dream job one day! Recruitment at its finest😊. If foreshadowing is a thing – my niece and I sat in the back of the paddy wagon (not sure what the correct terminology is) but it’s a van to transport prisoners. Here’s to hoping its not a thing!

After all of the fun inside, we were hungry! We tried to head to the food booths, but instead the tornado played in the puddle with his Canada flag. I love impromptu fun. We ate taco’s, empanadas, and pizza from the food trucks while the little one splashed.

We ran the little ones home after supper and got the littlest washed and ready for bed. We then headed back into town. It was time for the adults to have some fun! We watched the fireworks, we drank some beer, and we danced. We had a great night visiting with friends!

#ThisisCanada #ThisisEstevan

Get out there and #ExperienceEstevan


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Rebecca Westling
Rebecca Westling
I have four kids ranging from ages 2-14 and a husband that works in the agricultural field. Our family is very busy, but we always make time to slow down and enjoy the little things.