The Town of Elk Point hosted their Canada 150 Celebrations on Saturday with over 3000 people in attendance.
The crowds started early with the pancake breakfast hosted by the Friends of the Library. The line up stretched over a block at one point. The parade was reported to be one of the biggest the town has seen in years. The procession lasted over 30 minutes and was received very well.
Highlights of the day included illusionist/magician Greg T and the versatile duo, The Campfire Kings, who entertained the crowd at the main stage during the afternoon. The entertainment throughout the day was sponsored by The Town of Elk Point. The 4H Multi-Club hosted their achievement day with dog agility presentations that wowed the crowd. Waskahat Family Dancers made a surprise performance and local singers, duos Jorja & Cameron and duo Lauren Rose and Tyler.
The kids’ zone and teen games were a big hit and a nice relief for parents. The games and bouncy houses were sponsored by the Early Childhood Development Committee, the Elk Point Lions, Canadian Natural, TD Bank and the Community Lions.
Many classes reunited at FG Miller Jr/Sr High School, with the school open for a tour. There were old yearbooks on display, along with photographs and other memorabilia. There was even a professional photographer on site capturing the day. The largest reunited class was 1972 with 28 members returning to town to celebrate 45 years. The smallest reunited class was 1988 with two classmates meeting up.
The day came to a close with a dance featuring Mid Life Crisis. The Town sponsored the band, while Weatherford, Shotz Liquor Store and Servus Credit Union sponsored other incidentals to put on the party. B&R Eckle’s Transport made sure everyone got home safely by sponsoring a designated driver and van.
The crowd enjoyed biggest fireworks in recent years, thanks to the County of St. Paul. Other sponsors of the event included; Melanie McRae Avon, Footcare by Theresa McNamara, Cornerstone Co-op , JPD Enterprises, Elk Point Insurance, Outrider 646 Truckstop, Shamrock Enterprises, Golden Loaf Bakery, Dr. Ayobami Oyebode, Benevolent Order Elks, B&R Eckels’ Transport, Lakeland Realty, Elk Point Community Lions, Cuts by Candace, Rona, St. Vladimir Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Sound by Rob Walker, Shirley’s Trays & Odd Catering, Elk Point Review, Canada Post Elk Point and Lakeland Connect Media Inc