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Each year since 1953 Canadians and their American friends have gathered in Phoenix AZ for a picnic to celebrate all things Canadian!  On the 1st Saturday in February they gather for the Annual Great Canadian Picnic. This is a free family event which includes music, games and lots of raffle prizes.    

The Great Canadian Picnic is the oldest and largest Canadian event in Arizona.  It is attended by over 2,000 Canadian expatriates, Snowbirds and American friends annually. 

The Canadians in Arizona Benefiting Education and Exchanges (CIABEE) is the non-profit organization that plans and presents the picnic. Profits from this event support Canadian culture in Arizona and exchanges between Arizona and Canada which focus on youth and education.

Thank you for helping us to make this event a success; we couldn’t do this without you!