Ashcroft’s Canada Day on the move

Ashcroft organizers are moving their Canada Day celebrations to Heritage Place Park downtown.

Canada Day will soon be here and this year Winding Rivers Arts and Performance Society is hosting the celebration downtown at the Heritage Place Park.

Festivities kick off at 10:45am with the Kids Bike Parade and prizes will be given for a variety of categories.

At 11 am Opening Ceremonies will begin with greetings and prayers from First Nations dignitaries, the Legion Colour Party, the Cadets and the RCMP, the singing of O Canada, greetings from our MLA Jackie Tegart and Mayor Jack Jeyes. This will be followed with songs and stories of settling in the area by our own John Kidder and there will be a fly over by Andy Anderson. Something new this year for children along with face painting, is children’s activities organized by Sequoya and friends.

Bottled water has been donated by The Legion and the hot dogs will be served by The Lions; the Rotary Club and the Lions Club provide the funds for the purchase of medals. Cake and ice cream are supplied and served by WRAPS volunteers for your enjoyment.

After the singing of “God Save the Queen” the Ashcroft Pool is open at no cost for everyone’s pleasure from 1-4 pm, with thanks to the Village.

As you can imagine, there are many hands that come together and work hard to provide the Canada Day celebrations–we hope to see everyone at our new location on July 1st, at Heritage Park.

Martina Duncan