By Kevin J. Sabo
For the Independent
With Canada Day right around the corner, the Town of Stettler is looking at options for the celebration.
With the province currently in phase two of the COVID-19 “Open for Summer” plan put forward by the Government of Alberta, options for the celebration are limited.
“Our COVID Canada Day celebrations will not happen as they did pre-COVID,” said Town of Stettler Chief Administrative Officer Greg Switenky, during the June 15th council meeting.
“However, we feel that, based on council recommendation, (we can) have a fireworks display in the same manner and level as last year.”
The fireworks will be the same format as the 2020 show, with it being a drive-in type of event at West Stettler Park, and people will be encouraged to remain in their vehicles.
“We’re still not sure when phase three will happen, so we’re basically limited to what our options are,” said Manager of Recreation and Culture Brad Robbins.
“We’re just going to plan what we can with phase two restrictions in place, which is basically going to be in the West Stettler Park space.”
The funding for the fireworks show has already been allocated, according to Switenky.
Stettler council approved proceeding with the fireworks in a motion put forward by Coun. Scott Pfeiffer. More information about the fireworks will be released the week of June 20th, which will outline parking options and what people can and cannot do the evening of the display.