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LPAC, Lacombe Tourism hosting Lacombe Canada Day Block Parties

Lacombe will be split into five sections, with each section receiving a live travelling music show

Lacombe Regional Tourism and the Lacombe Performing Arts Centre are ensuring Canada Day in Lacombe can go on regardless of what public health guidelines are in place come July 1.

“We are going to do Lacombe Canada Day Block Parties. We are encouraging residents to decorate their house and yard. After they are done decorating, they can take a picture, send it to Tourism and we will put it into a free draw,” Angelique Hand said.

On the day, Lacombe will be split into five sections, with each section receiving a live travelling music show.

“Our bands are lined up and our flatbed trailers are ready. We are looking for volunteer cohort families to decorate the trailers,” she said.

Following the musical show, all of Lacombe is encouraged to join in and sign O’Canada at 7 p.m.

“We want to encourage everyone to take pictures and videos and then share them on social media to show all the fun we are going to have on Canada Day,” Hand said.

Hand said they also are asking residents to order from their favourite local restaurants or have picnics in their front yard or driveways.

“We encourage kids to decorate their bikes and create chalk murals and sidewalk games,” she said.

Hand said this plan come out of Tourism and LPAC wanting to host a Canada Day regardless of where provincial health guidelines are at.

“The regulations have been changing quickly and back when we first had to come up with some ideas, we really had no idea what those regulations were going to be. We wanted to do something that will fit regardless of where we are with provincial mandates,” she said.

She added, “We are hoping people take the opportunity to celebrate our city and country. We are hoping for a fun day that everyone can come and participate in.”



todd.vaughan@lacombeexpress.com

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