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135 Years
Volume 136 Issue 17 Friday, July 6, 2018 90 cents plus tax

this week Canada’s Birthday Bash!
Crook Plays

Photos by Hillary Miller

Minnedosa Beach was the place to be this July 1st as
Canada Day celebrations continued rain or shine!

By HILLARY MILLER breakfast. The sun was wagon rides. The always were back up and running keep people away. The in-
Pearson shining and the beach was popular display of classic in no time. creased attendance last

Retires After A s Canadians, we do
not often flaunt our
national pride the way our
packed as the annual sand-
castle building contest be-
gan. Other morning events
and/or unique vehicles re-
turned as the Valley Cruiz-
ers hosted their Canada
“Considering the
weather, I feel like things
went pretty well,” said
year may have been a re-
sult of the special Canada
150 celebrations.

47 Year southern neighbours do,
but come Canada Day, our
included a vendor market,
yoga and community wor-
Day car show.
Alas, by early after-
Recreation Director, Erin
Houck. “I was thankful that
Following the rain
some of the schedules for

blood runs red and white, ship service. The Kid Zone noon, lightning began to a lot of people waited out the musical entertainment

and we celebrate, rain or was full of little Canucks, crash, and rain began to the rain and returned once had to be re-arranged and
shine! eager to have fun for their soak all who were at the it had stopped.” did cause a little panic and
Canada’s 151st country. They were able to beach, causing many of the While Houck suspects confusion but all went off
birthday celebration in enjoy the bouncy castle, a Kid Zone activities to shut there were fewer people well.
Minnedosa kicked off petting zoo, trampolines down. With luck, however, at the Canada Day Cel-
beautifully with the Ma- and a EuroBounce, face the rain did not stay long, ebration this year than last Coninued on
son’s hosting a pancake painting and horse-drawn and the bouncy castles year, the weather did not Page 16

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