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GALLERY: A cool Canada Day in Bonnyville

Despite cool, windy and rainy weather, hundreds of Bonnyville residents got outdoors to take part in the numerous activities, from a pancake breakfast to parade and even a Canada Concert along Jessie Lake.

BONNYVILLE - Despite cool, windy and rainy weather, hundreds of Bonnyville residents got outdoors to take part in the numerous activities planned for Canada Day.

The Canada Day event's were kicked off with a Pancake Breakfast held in the Sobey's parking lot. The breakfast was organized by the Bonnyville and District Historical Society with all funds going to the Bonnyville Museum.

At 1 p.m. a flag raising and opening ceremony was held at the Bonnyville Museum with speeches by Bonnyville-Cold Lake-St. Paul MLA David Hanson, Reeve Barry Kalinski and Town Mayor Elisa Brosseau.

The museum offered free admission for the day. For the remainder of summer the museum with have it's summer hours, running seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Before the parade kicked off at 3 p.m., hundreds of residents were already lining the Bonnyville's Main Street in rain gear and with bags in-hand to collect candy distributed from floats.

Families and concert-goers began trickling in to Little Leap Park around 5 p.m. for the Canada Day concert hosted by the Town of Bonnyville.

The Canada Day events included family entertainment by Lindsay Istace involving comedy, fire acts and sword swallowing.

The opening musical performance for the evening was local musicians apart of the band FKB.

Headlining the concert was Juno-nominated singer-songwriter Delaney Jane.

The evening was finished off with a spectacular display of fireworks over Jessie Lake.



Jazmin Tremblay

About the Author: Jazmin Tremblay

Jazmin completed a minor in journalism at Hanze University in the Netherlands and completed her Communication Studies degree from MacEwan University with a major in journalism.
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