Celebrating Canada’s 150th

Getting into the spirit

Whitecap Chev Buck GMC was the winner last week in the Town of Slave Lake’s Canada 150 storefront decorating contest. Eighteen storefronts were judged in the contest. Appara Shoes was the runner-up. Whitecap receptionist Brooklyn Larmand came up with the concept, says Jill Gongos of Whitecap, and got a lot of help from Chelsea Lucas in getting it all done.

A close second

Appara Shoes got second place in the Canada 150 storefront decorating contest. Pictured are employees Chantal Brisebois and Dawn Crawford

Seniors (l. to r.) Adelard Beaver, Fay Brown and Bernice Willier from Vanderwell Lodge helped RCMP Staff Sgt. Chris Murphy (far left) raise the centre’s new Canadian flag last Friday. We’re told the flag came all the way from Parliament in Ottawa.

One of the many Canada 150 displays around town was the one of local quilts at Patchwork Fabrics on 2nd Ave. NE in Slave Lake, on June 24. Visitors were invited to vote on their favourites and we have the results. Debbie Anderson’s quilt (far right) took top spot, with Cathy LaCouvee (third from the right) second and Irene Hrechuk’s (second from the left) was third.

The Lesser Slave Fire Service hung its larger-than-life Canadian Flag up for everyone to see at the annual Schurter Park celebration.

An illusionist had the crowd in quite a tizzy during his performance. The tool he was using is called a diablo.

Slave Lake RCMP kick off the Canada Day parade in Canyon Creek.

Local Rotarians Srini Jayaraman (l) and Harry Bartlett (r) man the grill at Schurter Park.

Even the wee-ones were showcasing their Canadian pride through outfits.

Aside from the playground, splash pad and other games, kids were able to bounce on jumpy castles provided by the Town of Slave Lake.

Now that is one big beaver! This wood-eating rodent was one of the floats in the Canyon Creek parade on July 1st.

Young ladies from Dance Creations were also on the scene, busting moves for parade-goers.

One of the more humourous floats in the annual Canyon Creek Canada Day parade.

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