Wednesday , 5 October 2022

Bonnyville ready for Canada Day celebrations

Canada Day celebrations are set to begin early on Friday in Bonnyville.

“I think it’s just a great opportunity to be out with the community and other residents starting with the pancake breakfast in the morning. Who doesn’t love free pancakes and sausages cooked by your elected officials,” said Mayor Elisa Brosseau. 

The morning kicks off with a pancake breakfast at the Sobey’s parking lot from 8:00am to 11:00am followed by the opening ceremonies at the Bonnyville Museum at 1:00pm.

The scavenger hunt will kick off at 10:00am and teams will be racing around Bonnyville with hundreds of dollars in prizes in local gift cards for those who complete the most tasks. Teams must register on the Goosechase app before June 30.

Of course, the parade begins through Main Street at 3:00pm.

Party in the Park at the Splash Park will kick off at 5:00pm with the Legion’s Steak and Beer tent and the Chamber of Commerce’s BBQ fundraiser. Other activities include bouncy houses, face painting and tattoos, loopy ball, beach volleyball tournament, stilt walkers, a fire show, balloon artist, and other food truck vendors.

The stage performance will begin at 7:00pm with a Kids Family Show from Select Entertainment.

At 8:00pm FKB takes the stage and the headliner, Delaney Jane, will start her set at 10:00pm. Fireworks will get going after her performance.

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.