Canada Day events celebrates ‘true patriot love’

It has been 147 years since the Province of Canada joined up with Nova Scotia and New Brunswick to create the nation we know today.

It has been 147 years since the Province of Canada joined up with Nova Scotia and New Brunswick to create the ‘true north, strong and free’ nation we know today. Greater Trail will be celebrating Canada’s birthday with outdoor festivities in Warfield, Beaver Creek Park and Gyro Park all day and into Tuesday evening.

The Trail Canada Day Committee, made up of representatives from the Trail FAIR society, Kiwanis, Trail Parks and Recreation, Teck and Columbia Power Corp, has planned a day of events for Trail and area residents and any visitors.

During the day, Beaver Creek Park will be hosting a craft fair and displays from community groups for attendees to learn more about the people that live and work in Greater Trail.

For the kids, there will be face-painting, games, a scavenger hunt and a celebration of First Nations and their contribution to Canadian history will be offering story telling, a teepee display and some traditional bannock to munch on.

Early risers on the statutory holiday can stop by the park for a pancake and sausage breakfast at 8 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. for only $5.

At noon, Canada’s birthday will be celebrated with a rendition of the national anthem and MP Alex Atamanenko cutting our country’s birthday cake. To go with all that sugar, the Kiwanis club will be serving hot dogs and hamburgers starting at 11 a.m.

When the sun goes down, the fun gets explosive with a fireworks display put on by the Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Services in Gyro Park. Get there by dusk and bring a lawn chair to get a good spot for the show.

Organizers want to remind residents and visitors to wear your sunscreen and bring umbrellas for a fun and safe day.

Wheelchair accessible transportation is being offered for free around the Trail area with pickup spots at Pine St and Farwell St. at 9 a.m., with the first stop at Shaver’s Bench, then Highway Drive and Old Waneta Road. The bus service will be making trips the opposite direction starting at 10:30 a.m.

Warfield will be hosting its own Canada Day celebrations at the Warfield Pool from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Organizers say there will be cake and refreshments as well as a lots of fun activities. For more information, contact the Village of Warfield Recreation at 250-368-8202.

For more information on the Canada Day celebrations in Trail, contact Trail Kiwanis Club or Trail Parks and Recreation and keep an eye out for posters around town.