Stettler events mark Canada’s birthday

Canada’s birthday is this Sunday, July 1, and Stettler is part of the big party.

Canada’s birthday is this Sunday, July 1, and Stettler is part of the big party.

The local lineup includes:

Canada Day at West Stettler Park at 8 p.m.

Canada Day festivities in Stettler are set for West Stettler Park, with a family event at 8 p.m., with music and cake, and a major fireworks show at 11 p.m.

“This year, we will have a four-foot-by-eight-foot cake,” said town representative Lee Penner.

Music and entertainment features Jukebox Leigh, who was five years old when he started performing. Reviewers say he has wowed crowds as big as 5,000 with his unique style of showmanship, energy and musicality.

Stettler churches celebrate with 1 p.m. picnic

Before the community event, Stettler Ministerial will host the annual Canada Day church picnic at 1 p.m.

For several years, the event has been held on the Sunday prior to Canada Day, with multiple churches from the Stettler area.

Fun at Rochon Sands begins at noon

Out at Buffalo Lake, Canada Day festivities at Rochon Sands kick off with the raising of the flag and O Canada at the flagpole at noon.

Free hotdogs, children’s games and fun are planned for the community hall. The Jazz Guys will play swing and jazz music as they float around the bay at 7:30 p.m., while the evening ends with fireworks at 11 p.m.

Stettler Museum celebrates 100 years for CN station

Stettler Town and Country Museum will celebrate Canada Day and the 100th anniversary of the Canadian National Railway station.

A special ribbon will be cut at 1 p.m. to honour the refurbished building that was recently painted with a new deck.

“It’s time to show its glory of 100 years,” said museum manager Karen Wahlund.

Races and refreshments will also be part of the oldtime fun at the museum, which will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with admission free of charge.

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