Attendees at the Cache Creek Canada Day celebration enjoy refreshments from the concession.

Attendees at the Cache Creek Canada Day celebration enjoy refreshments from the concession.

Canada Day in Cache Creek had something for everyone

From a bike parade to bingo, and softball to a family dance, there was a full slate of events at the July 1 celebration.

The Village of Cache Creek had a wonderful Canada Day Celebration on July 1. The attendees enjoyed the warm weather, community spirit, and the free hot dogs, chips, and drinks. The park festivities started at 10:30 a.m. and went to 1:30 p.m., with many coming to check out the softball activity, enjoy lunch, and catch up with neighbours.

The softball gathering at the Cache Creek Recreational Park was the first one since the flood. The enthusiastic participants enjoyed a morning and early afternoon of learning how to play catch, bat a ball, and other fine points of the game. Some eager participants brought their brightly decorated bikes, and attendees enjoyed watching them ride around the park on the paved path. The Cache Creek pool, which is free all summer, was also open during the celebration of the day, giving the opportunity for participants to go for a refreshing dip!

In the afternoon a rousing game of Canada Day bingo was played at the community hall, with more than 70 participants cheering and laughing as they played some lively games with family and friends. Three beautiful ice cream cakes were provided by the Cache Creek Dairy Queen, and were enjoyed by the attendees. DJ Tom Moe supplied some fun music for the dance party that evening, and many participants received prizes for their amazing dance moves and Canada Day attire.

The day could not have happened without the help of councillor Lisa Dafoe and Dorothy and Orest Maksymiw, and donations from the Cache Creek Dairy Queen, the Ashcroft and District Lions Club, and Husky. We also acknowledge the support of the Government of Canada. Thank you to all for your continued support.