Blue River marks Canada Day

Residents and visitors celebrate on July 1 with a parade and activities on Lake Eleanor beach

Long time Blue River resident Al Oakman of Oakman’s Store takes part in Canada Day at Lake Eleanor beach. “It’s the first time I have been to Canada Day at Lake Eleanor for a long time. I have been minding the store all these years,” he says.


Left:  Parade marshall Robert Oakman gives instructions to first responder John Katanekszaa, who was to Robert Oakmanbe first in the parade driving Blue River’s Highway Rescue Truck with flashing lights and sirens.





Right: Ron Baer brought 10 of his classic cars fromOld Car Valemount to join in the parade in Blue River.





Left: Jona Lozano enjoys the traditional red and white cake. She is from the Philippines and has lived in JonaBlue River for only six months.

Photos by Eleanor Deckert