Monday , 17 January 2022

Vermilion will hold drive-in movie, fireworks for Canada Day

To celebrate Canada Day, the Town of Vermilion will be hosting a drive-in movie and fireworks on Tuesday, June 30.

The event is at the Lakeland College football field, grounds will open at 9:15 p.m., and the drive–in movie Pixar’s Onward will begin at 10:00pm.

Fireworks will follow at approximately 11:45pm. 

According to Director of Community Services, Kevin Lucas, the fireworks will be set off in such a way that attendees will only need to look up and to the right of the big movie screen to see them.

Parking will also be available for those that don’t partake in the movie but still want to watch the fireworks display.

With all of the COVID-19 social distancing measures in place, there will be no concession and no washrooms on site. People are asked to stay in their vehicles for the duration of the event. I am really looking forward to June 30th as it will really bring in Canada Day with a bang,” said Lucas.

He went on to say that due to COVID-19 that all of this year’s Canada Day grants had been cancelled.

As a result the town feels very fortunate to have received a donation from Enbridge who is the main sponsor of the event.

According to Lucas, the remaining balance of the event will be covered by the Town.


About Angela Mouly

Angela comes to Lakeland Connect after leaving traditional newspaper where she spent the past four years reporting on community events. Her repertoire includes writing about history, politics, agriculture, sports, entertainment and art. She was the third place recipient of an AWNA General Excellence Award for “Best Front Page” during their 2016 Better Newspaper Competition. Angela has lived in rural Alberta all her life and in Vermilion for the past 15 years. She looks forward to continuing to serve and inform the Lakeland community by joining in people's many adventures and sharing their stories.