Catching up on Canada Day in Canyon Creek (and elsewhere)

There were 19 floats in this year’s Debbie Seppola Annual Canada Day Parade in Canyon Creek. Put on by the Canyon Creek Recreation Association (with a $1,000 contribution from the M.D.), the parade and barbecue hosted somewhere between 400 and 600 people, CCRA president Gwen Zwick estimates.

Zwick says sponsorship was good and allowed for some nice prizes for parade participants.

“Having this parade gives everyone a chance to come together as a community and celebrate being Canadian,” she says. “At 11:00 a.m. we even managed to put on the fireworks show, as we do every year.”

Zwick says, “The members of the CCRA feel that the parade was another success and we look forward to organizing the parade for 2019.”

Girls enjoying a ride in a fire truck at the Debbie Seppola Annual Canada Day Parade in Canyon Creek. Photo (and the one above right) courtesy Keith Smits.

Another victim in the Canada Day pie-eating contest.

Kasen Coutts sporting a Canadian bandana at his first Canada Day.

Sara Coutts handing out Canada Day burgers.

Canada Day fire: firefighters douse a smouldering fire in an old tree during Canada Day celebrations in Schurter Park in Slave Lake.

A float in the Canyon Creek Canada Day parade.

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