Canada Day celebrations in local region

Canada Day celebrations in the Lacombe region are going to be bigger and better this year.

Canada Day celebrations in the Lacombe region are going to be bigger and better this year.

A concert at Cranna Lake, the Colour Guard March and fireworks will complete the national celebration on July 1st.

In Lacombe, the celebration includes events in the morning, afternoon and at night, said Lacombe Regional Tourism Executive Director Marie Peron.

The morning celebrations will begin at the English Estates Centre with the annual free pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. “It will also feature several fun family-friendly activities,” said Peron.

The kiddies Kash Sand Pile will return, giving little ones the opportunity to dig for some cash and Flashback Freddie will be providing some live entertainment.

For the rest of the morning portion of the celebration, residents are encouraged to head towards the downtown core to observe the Colour Guard March.

The Lacombe Royal Canadian Legion will start the march from the Lacombe Memorial Centre (LMC) parking lot and head towards the Legion on 49th St. The march will be led by the Red Deer Legion Pipe Band.

“The march will end at the Legion, where the flag raising ceremony itself will be held,” said Peron.

At noon, the Lacombe Lions Community Band will be playing O Canada followed by the serving of some Canada Day birthday cake.

From 12:45 p.m. to 2 p.m. the Legion will be hosting a barbecue featuring bison burgers from local producer Canadian Rangeland Elk and Bison. All three of Lacombe’s museums, the Michener House, Flatiron and Blacksmith Shop will be open to the public throughout the day.

“All of the museums will be open, with drop-in activities for families to do,” said Peron. The Michener House will be hosting crafts and activities from 1 to 4 p.m. that will highlight the Canadian Flag’s significance. The Blacksmith Shop will be featuring live demonstrations from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“They will be selling branded-shingles, that will be available for a $2 donation.”

The celebration will continue beside the LMC with the Lacombe Community Market setting up shop from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. The live music concert at Cranna Lake will begin at 8 p.m. featuring the musical stylings of the Youngfellas and Tap-9.

At 10:15 p.m. O Canada will be sung followed by a fireworks display over the lake.

Residents are encouraged to park at alternate locations like the Lacombe Sports and Leisure Complex, City Hall or Ecole Lacombe Junior High School as Woodland Drive will be closed during the fireworks display.

Several other communities in the area are hosting their own celebrations featuring fireworks and many free family events.

In Blackfalds, the Canada Day celebration will kick-off with free cupcakes served at the Tayles Waterpark by the Town Civic Centre at 1 p.m. At dusk, the Blackfalds Pyro Crew will be returning with another fireworks display at All-Star Park.

In Bentley, Canada Day festivities will be held in the community park and parking lot near the Town office from 5 to 9 p.m. The celebration features a bouncy castle for the kids, the singing of O Canada at 6 p.m., free hotdogs and cake and a family dance.

In Alix, the Canada Day celebration will be held along Main Street leading down to the lake. From 1 to 2 p.m. free hotdogs and drinks will be served. Children and family activities and games including glitter tattoos, a scavenger hunt, bouncy castles and historic trivia will run from 1 to 4 p.m.

The Alix Wagon Wheel Museum Association and the Alix Nature Trail Society will be hosting a free history rally on the nature trail around the lake in the afternoon. At 2:30 p.m. Canada Day cake will be served and at 10:30 p.m. a fireworks display will be held at Centennial Park near the boat launch.

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