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In Elk Point: Healing ride through town, spring fling goes ka-ching, and Canada Day plans

Healing Ride in Elk Point on Indigenous People’s Day

A healing ride traveling from Blue Quills University to Frog Lake Memorial Site along the Iron Horse Trail will arrive in Elk Point on Friday, June 21, National Indigenous Peoples Day.

Elk Point town councillors will host a supper at the EcoCentre site where riders will camp overnight. The public is encouraged to attend and visit with the riders.

The group will head to Whitney Lake rodeo grounds where they will stay overnight Saturday, then to the Frog Lake Memorial Site for a feast on Sunday around noon.

The ride is to bring healing and connections to all peoples, and everyone is welcome to the feast. Bring lawn chairs, umbrellas, and feast bags.

Wrestling a profit from the Spring Fling

Appropriately called the “Spring Fling” the body-slamming wrestling event at A.G. Ross Arena on May 31 was an entertaining family evening that turned a profit over $3000, Chamber of Commerce president, Terri Hampson reported at the Elk Point Town Council meeting on June 10.

The Town of Elk Point had provided $1000 to co-sponsor the event, and Hampson offered the prorated return of $1072.93. The Town has chosen to put the money towards the principal of the Chamber’s loan for the EcoCentre.

Canada Day plans

Canada Day is always a big event in Elk Point, and this year’s July 1 is packed with activities.

After the pancake breakfast and parade, an afternoon of family entertainment will take place in the area near A.G. Ross Arena.

Bouncy houses, carnival style games and prizes, face painting, dunk tank, gladiator joust, double bungee run, and high striker will offer lots to do. Concessions and beer gardens will run during the day.

A jamboree will be held at the Pioneer seniors’ centre. A huge screen will be set up for a movie to start before the fireworks.

New on this year’s agenda is a car smash at the outdoor rink, evening Laser Tag in the arena, a pie eating contest, and performances by Ben Sures. It’s an all-day extravaganza!