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The call is out for more volunteer help to assist with in-person Canada Day celebrations on Aug. 21

Lots of family fun activities planned at PasKaPoo Park

The call is going out for more volunteer help to assist with Canada Day celebrations at PasKaPoo Park on Aug. 21st.

With restrictions having lifted, there is a whole bunch of fun family events slated to take place that day – which were essentially postponed from July 1st. Activities, hosted by the Town and held at PasKaPoo Park, are planned to run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

There will also be a concession available through the event, plus all of the buildings onsite will be open for free for folks to wander through.

Meanwhile, highlights for Aug. 21 also include a children’s DJ, face painting, a special opening ceremony with the Mayor from 1 to 1:30 p.m. and birthday cake being served from 1:30 to 2 p.m., said Cindy Bowie, director of community services for the Town of Rimbey.

“We are going to celebrate Canada as we didn’t really get to do that on July 1st,” she said. “It’s something for the community, so hopefully we will have a good turn-out.”

As mentioned, visitors will also be able to check out the historical buildings onsite. And that’s part of where the need for volunteer help comes in.

“In order to do that, we need volunteers to man the buildings,” said Cheryl Jones, administrator for PasKaPoo Park. They also need help to run the concession stand as well.

According to the Town’s web site, “The Historical Park houses Rimbey’s museum showcase. The Rimbey Historical Society has painstakingly preserved the region’s heritage with exhibits located in vintage buildings that were refurbished and brought to the site.

“The original Kansas Ridge School, Town Office, General Store, Barbershop, Blacksmith Shop and Church of the Epiphany are filled with period memorabilia. The main museum buildings contain a huge variety of wonderful artifacts donated by Rimbey pioneers and the original Bluffton Legion, renovated in 2014, contains comprehensive exhibits dedicated to our veterans.”

Meanwhile, for more about volunteer opportunities for the upcoming celebration, call Cheryl Jones at 403-843-2004 or Cindy Bowie at 403-843-3151.