Editor, The Times:
Blue River Community Association will be sponsoring the Canada Day festivities again this year with funds provided by the association and the Department of Canadian Heritage.
This year, the parade will begin at 11 a.m. Gabe Lavoie, our Blue River Volunteer Fire Department chief, and parade marshall, will lead the way with our brand new (new to us) fire truck!
Local businesses have been invited to participate with floats or decorated vehicles, and everyone is welcome to join with a decorated bike or trike, or on foot!
The theme this year is Canadian Heritage, what it means to you…
The parade will end at Eleanor Lake, where we will celebrate Canada’s birthday with cake and ice cream, and sing O Canada.
The afternoon will be full of activities to engage kids of all ages, from sand castle building to watermelon eating to volleyball and face painting … and fire department demos of what they do.
The concession will be open, but we also encourage people to bring a picnic dinner and make Canada Day in Blue River a day to remember.
We hope this year to see many local residents, seasonal staff, and visitors from all over the world enjoy the day together as they have so many times in the past.
Charmaine Schenstead, secretary-treasurer
Blue River Community Association