Fireworks will go off over the Town of Rimbey on July 1 to celebrate Canada Day, however, most of the traditional activities are being postponed until later in August.
A day full of family-friendly activities is being planned for Aug. 21, at Pas Ka Poo Park.
“It’s in the works right now … it was decided it wasn’t really feasible to hold activities on July 1,” said Cindy Bowie, the town’s director of community services.
On Canada Day, the pool and splash park will be open, with a public swim time of 1 to 4 p.m., and fireworks will start at 11 p.m.
Provincial COVID-19 restrictions lifting July 1 make it possible for other festivities to be held, however, the planning committee, usually made up of the Rimbey Historical Society and the town’s recreation department, needs more time to pull the event together, says Bowie.
The committee also wanted to hold the event at Pas Ka Poo Park, and the history sites won’t be ready to be open until later in July, and summer staff start on July 5, so the committee decided to wait until the park is ready.
Possible activities include a ceremony and free cake, mini golf, face painting, bouncy castles and maybe even a car show.
It will depend on what is available and who is interested in participating, says Bowie.
Planning will continue into the summer. Anyone interested in volunteering on the committee or who would like to facilitate an activity can contact Bowie at the town at 403-843-3151.