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Big celebrations for Canada Day in Blackie

Blackie’s Canada Day cel­ebration is sure to draw a big crowd this year as guests come together to experience the community’s small-town feel.

The day kicks off with the Firefighters’ Pancake Breakfast at 8:30 a.m. followed by the parade at 10 a.m. Throughout the day numerous activities will be held, including bouncy castles, face painting, cake cut­ting, a sand pit with prizes and, a resident favourite, the annual tractor pull, which will beginat noon.

According to Stacey Groen­eveld, Blackie Community Association president, there are activities for both young and old. For the adults, a beer gar­dens with live music and a con­cession will be open throughout the day.

A special Canada Day dinner will also be held at the Blackie Lions Campground in the events hall, Groeneveld explained. Fireworks begin at 11 p.m.

The community of Blackie celebrates Canada Day likenone other, she said.

Groeneveld explained there is something to do for all ages and encourages those in the surrounding area to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday in Blackie. You won’t regret visit­ing this Albertan hamlet.


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