They do things smart in Bragg Creek – like combining two big anniversaries.
The annual Bragg Creek Days go July 21-23 and this year it will be combined with the Bragg Creek Heritage Festival.
Be sure to wear your Canada pride red-and-white for the Bragg Creek Days Parade on July 22 at 10 a.m.
The event will not only celebrated Canada’s 150th birthday, but also is the 50th anniversary of the parade.
“This is a special occasion for the parade and plus it is Canada’s 150th,” said Dave Rupert, vice-president of the Bragg Creek Community Association. “We want to celebrate both those events so the theme is going to be Red-and-White.”
The fun will kick-off bright and early Saturday morning with a delicious pancake breakfast hosted by Redwood Meadows Emergency Services volunteer firefighters.
Each year the pancake breakfast attracts about 500 people who are eager to get the festivities underway.
The action-packed parade is at 10 a.m.
“It has definitely grown over the years, it’s not the Stampede parade, but it typically last 45 minutes to an hour, there’s floats, bands… ” Rupert said.
Bring your rain-jacket rain or shine.
It’s been a bit of a tradition for water pistols, buckets and other cool stuff to be sprayed to cool things off – only for those who participate.
There is live entertainment throughout the day and folks can enjoy carnival and midway games, great food and a beer garden held outside at the Bragg Creek Community Centre.
“We will have local artists who will on stage for a jam — we have a lot of talent in and around Bragg.”
The Market Square will also be held Saturday and Sunday in which locals can display their delightful wares, craft and goodies. On Sunday, the Ride for Sight Foundation is hosting its third Ride for Sight Poker Rally in which motorcyclists can ride in the majestic foothills to help people with vision issues.