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Triathlon a Canada Day tradition

Canada’s birthday bash has a special way of being celebrated in High Country.

Athletes come together from Alberta and beyond to participate in the annual Turner Valley Triathlon each Canada Day for the past four years.

Five hundred participants ranging from preschoolers to seniors with a range of athletic skills and abilities participate in this annual event that has competitors swimming in the Dr. Landis Memorial Outdoor Swimming Pool, cycling west of Turner Valley along Edgar Avenue, Windsor Avenue and Hulbert street and capped off by running along the Friendship Trail that connects Black Diamond and Turner Valley.

The distance of swimming, running and cycling depends on the age of the participant in this family-focused event.

Close to 1,000 people watch the event from its start at 8 a.m. in the pool until its finish at noon.

After enjoying lunch in one of the area’s restaurants, spectators head over to Black Diamond for its Canada Day festivities featuring music and a children’s carnival in the municipal building parking lot on Centre Ave.

Canada Day Diamond Valley Style takes place from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and features live entertainment and fun for kids of all ages.

For more information about the afternoon festivities go to www.visitblackdiamond.ca

Further information about the Turner Valley Triathlon can be found at www.turnervalleytriathlon.ca

Caption: Celebrate Canada Day with a run, swim and bike ride for the Turner Valley Trialthlon.

 

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