Stettler has fun-filled day planned for Canada Day

Fireworks, entertainment at West Settler Park

By Jessica Jones

For the Independent

The Town of Stettler will be celebrating Canada’s 152nd birthday with its annual July 1st, Canada Day festivities at West Stettler Park next week.

The family-friendly celebrations will kick off at 6 p.m. with free hot dogs and freezies provided in partnership with FCSS.

The community will also be coming together to try and form the largest, hand-held community circle around the park. It will be a $2 per person donation to join the circle with all proceeds going to the Stettler Crisis Aid Program.

Brad Robbins, Town of Stettler manager of recreation and culture, says the Snack Shack will be open for ice-cream, and other “indulgences,” at West Stettler Park. The Town will also be handing out kid tattoos and Canadian flags.

Cupcakes to celebrate Canada’s birthday will be served at 7 p.m.

“It’s a great way to kick off the summer and to celebrate our nation on its birthday,” Robbins said of the event.

“It’s a Monday and most people have the day off so its exciting to get the community together and gather,” he added.

The local band Loose Change will be providing musical entertainment, starting at 8 p.m. and a great fireworks show will light up the skies at dusk.

The success of the Canada Day festivities is dependent on the weather so Robbins is, “Keeping his fingers crossed” that Mother Nature cooperates.

“We are just hoping for a great night. It’s a long weekend so come down and enjoy a great evening with the community,” he said.

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