Canada Day coming to North Thompson Valley

Canada Day is coming up next Sunday and there will be activities for the whole family in Clearwater and in Blue River

Canada Day is coming up next Sunday and there will be activities for the whole family in Clearwater and in Blue River.

District of Clearwater will once again host Canada Day celebrations at Dutch Lake Beach on July 1.

The fun will begin at 11 a.m. and continue until 4 p.m.

A special occasion to note will be the unveiling of the sign for the Bampton Recreation Area next to Dutch Lake Park. Other events will include Zumba on the beach, face-painting, canoeing and artisan displays. Regatta Guy and Regatta Gals will make an appearance. Barbequed snacks and beverages will be available by donation.

Everyone will be welcome to enjoy the day with family and friends.

Local residents are invited to fly a flag on their businesses or homes.

Raft River Rockhounds will host their Canada Day Club Show on July 1 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The show will take place on the grounds of Clearwater Country Inn/Blue Loon Grill next to Highway 5.

Events at the multicultural show will include a Spirit Bear village, live music, food vendors, jewelry/craft vendors and children’s activities.

Blue River to celebrate its 100th year

Canada Day is always special in Blue River but this year it will be extra-special as the community celebrates its 100th anniversary.

Events will begin with the annual Canada Day parade. The parade will start at 11 a.m. and wind its way through town to the beach at Lake Eleanor.

The singing of “O Canada” at the beach at noon will follow at 12 noon, followed by eating of some birthday cake.

At 12:30 there will be a time capsule opening.

Sandcastle making, canoe races, watermelon eating, nail pounding, diving, volleyball and other contests will be held at the beach during the afternoon.

 

The festivities will wind up with a community dinner and dance in the evening at the community hall. The dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. while dancing will start at 8:30 p.m.