STORY BY KELCI NICODEMUS
Blackie’s Canada Day celebration is sure to draw a big crowd this year of residents and visitors from surrounding areas who come together to experience the community’s small town feel while taking part in events geared toward people of all ages.
The day kicks off with a pancake breakfast at 8 a.m. followed by the parade at 10 a.m. Throughout the day, numerous activities will be held, including bouncy castles, face painting, life-size Jenga and, a resident favourite, the annual tractor pull.
“It’s a bit smaller of an event and it’s not so crowded so the kids get on the bouncy castles faster and it’s a more enjoyable time,” said Ian Whitworth, president of the Blackie Community
The hamlet will once again have a pig roast for the second year in a row. New this year is a chilli cook off, which will also take place
The day time festivities will conclude at 4 p.m. This year, Whitworth explained activities will continue after the afternoon events with an outdoor movie. A tent will be set up for residents to enjoy a film until the fireworks begin at approximately
There will be a beer garden for the adults complete with a stage for the Free Beer Band and other
Whitworth said the Canada Day event is a great way to focus on the local community and is a treat for everyone no matter their age.
For more information on Blackie’s Canada Day festivities, visit www.blackie.ca.