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County to celebrate Canada 150 on Canada Day

Free evening celebration to supplement traditional fireworks show

Post Date:06/06/2017 1:11 PM

Canada’s 150th birthday is on July 1, 2017, and Lac La Biche County plans to mark the occasion in style with a free community celebration.

McArthur Park will play host to a wide variety of activities and attractions from 7 to 10 p.m., after daytime festivities at the Lac La Biche Mission have ended and before the traditional Canada Day fireworks show.

“Canada 150 is a coast-to-coast celebration of our country that Lac La Biche County is proud to join,” said Mayor Omer Moghrabi. “At the time of Confederation in 1867, the settlement of Lac La Biche was already almost 70 years old. Here we are nearly 150 years later and our community is stronger than ever, with a proud showing of the diversity and multiculturalism that Canada as a whole takes great pride in.”

The Canada 150 event will feature unique recreational activities inspired by ParticipACTION’s 150 Play List. There will also be Canadian-themed “eh!-ppetizers,” an alumni baseball game, bumper boats, a firefighter challenge, cultural activities organized by the Lac La Biche Canadian Native Friendship Centre, and more.

A fireworks show featuring a live DJ will take place at 11 p.m. to end the evening.

The County acknowledges the support of the following organizations and businesses for this event: Lac La Biche Canadian Native Friendship Centre, Community Futures Lac La Biche, Portage College, Britton’s Your Independent Grocer, BCMInns, IGA Lac La Biche and Certified Pool & Spa Service.

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