July 1 birthday celebrations

Rimbey celebrates Canada Day

July 1 was a great Canada Day in Rimbey and many said it was the largest crowd ever to attend the celebrations at Pas Ka Poo Park.

The activities included the traditional march of Legion members marching in the colours and speeches by Mayor Rick Pankiw, Ponoka County Reeve Paul McLauchlin, MLA Jason Nixon and County councillor Nancy Hartford.

The speeches were short, but all conveyed the same heartfelt message of gratitude for Canada today, and for the history of the forefathers who helped shape the country to what it is today.

During his speech Mayor Pankiw took the time to recognize Rimbey volunteer Barb Patey for winning a medal for her volunteer work. He also spent some time asking a few pertinent Canadian history questions and giving out prizes to the winners.

Following the speeches the politicians were joined by the Rimbey rodeo queen contestants to distribute cake and ice cream to the crowd.

The crowd made the cake disappear in short order the people continued to enjoy themselves for the remainder of the festivities.

There were several activities for the children including a train ride, donkey rides and wagon rides.

Overall, Canada Day in Rimbey was a wonderful, family event and seemed to be enjoyed by everyone in attendance.


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