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Saturday , 8 May 2021

Drive-in fireworks display happening Family Day in Lac La Biche

Eyes will be on the skies this Family Day in Lac La Biche.

Fireworks will shoot off Monday night at 7:00pm and residents can park on the lake or throughout the town for the “drive-in” display.

“It’s going to be awesome,” said Lac La Biche Chamber president Dave Phillips.

“We’re going to blast them off the lake, about 400 metres off from McArthur Park. The reason for the 400 metres is so the fireworks will be visible from Nashim Road to McGrane Island on the west, from Churchill Park to Lakeview Estates on the east. And many of the homes along the shoreline in between, as well as everybody on Lakeshore Drive, the parking lot by the museum, and the three parking lots were going to put on the lake.”

Phillips, a long time fireworks enthusiast, has gotten a seal of approval from Lac La Biche County council, which then began talks with the local AHS health inspector to keep the event compliant with public health orders and safe to attend.

That’s why residents are asked to watch the fireworks show from their vehicles or homes.

“There will be a presence of the peace officers. They are in full agreement. Every communication I had with the health inspector was CC’ed with our local peace officers so they know exactly what’s going on,” said Phillips.

While most of Alberta continues to sit in a polar vortex with temperatures in the minus 40s with the wind chill, Lac La Biche’s expected forecast for Family Day Monday is sunny with a high of minus 14.

“Don’t be afraid to park a distance away. Some of the fireworks will go up to 2000 feet above. So you’ll be able to see them from the causeway at Churchill Park.”

About Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connected Media Inc. Born and raised in Vermilion, he started in May 2018 during his NAIT Radio and Television practicum and reports on local politics, sports, and community issues. He became the Bonnyville Pontiacs play-by-play voice during the 2019-20 season. He also comments on provincial and national issues. Menzies hosts Connected! Evening Monday-Thursday at 5 o’clock. He also likes to buy books and read some of them.