Canada Day celebrations as diverse as the nation
The parking started to fill up early morning on Sunday as people made their way to Diefenbaker Park for Canada Day celebrations.
The rain came as quickly as the breakfast that was served but it did not stop people from coming down to the park.
"We've been coming every year... we are going to be here all day right until the fireworks," said Sandra Janzen who came to see the festivities with Gordan Moregen.
They said that it's not just the free cake that brings them down.
"We just are thankful to be living in Canada," said Moregen.
For others the Reaffirmation of Citizenship Ceremony is a huge draw.
"We became Canadian, we weren't born Canadian. We chose to stay in this place because it is great," said Jean Chen who came to Canada in 2001 from Taiwan.
"I always loved to celebrate Canada Day, even before I became the permanent resident and later the citizen of Canada."
Chen's husband, Faycil Haggy came from Tunisia in 1998.
"We are from different cultures and different religions but this is the middle ground. It's a nice place that will accept our differences," said Haggy.
Matalca Aloisio came all the way from Victoria, BC for the festivities. She brought her 5-month-old son to visit Grandpa in Saskatoon and have his very first Canada Day.
"He loves the dancing," she said of her son who was dressed head-to-toe in red and white maple leaves.
"He was born here so he should be proud of where he is. We are very proud as Canadians and we want to pass that on to him."
Festivities continued until late night at Diefenbaker Park with seven different bands and fireworks at dusk.
Other celebrations took place at Friendship park.
At 10 a.m. over 175 people took part in Om Canada. It was a group yoga session that was run by Ryan Leier from One Yoga.
Across Canada, #CanadaDaySongs began trending on Twitter. People added their favourite Canadian musicians or songs about Canada to create a national playlist.
Classics included the Guess Who with Running Back to Saskatoon and Harvest Moon by Neil Young. But there were new and interesting suggestions such as @mcallisterjeff's idea that Wake Up by Arcade Fire should be used as an alternate national anthem.