There are lots of events planned across the area for the Canada Day Weekend.
Chamber of Commerce kickoff to summer
This Saturday, June 28 the Moosomin Chamber of Commerce will its Kickoff to Summer. The day will begin with a ball drop, where pingpong balls are dropped from a manlift at 11 a.m. Some of the balls will be worth specials at local businesses, some will go into a draw box for a prize at local businesses, one ball, sponsored by the Moosomin Chamber of Commerce, will be worth $1,000, and one ball, sponsored by the World Spectator, will be worth two tickets to a Rider game.
A barbecue lunch, served by the Moosomin Baptist Church youth, will follow from 11:30 to 1 p.m.
Inflatable toys will also be set up from noon to 4 p.m.
Last year about 250 attended the ball drop, and more are expected this year.
Armoury Canada Day events
The Moosomin Armoury is planning some Canada Day events will commence with a small, informal parade, at 11 a.m. The parade will go from The armoury, to Main Street, to Broadway, to McNaughton, to Mark, to Gertie, and will finish at the Moosomin Swimming Pool.
Anyone interested in participating is asked to show up at the McNaughton High School parking lot by 10:30. Parade participants will be offered a free hotdog and drink, compliments of Borderland Co-op.
An afternoon of free swimming at the Moosomin Swimming Pool is offered by the Town of Moosomin.
There will be an Open House at the Armoury in the afternoon, with free cake, coffee, tea, or lemonade, hosted by Moosomin Conexus Credit Union.
The walls will be decorated with artwork from the schools and the Play Fair Daycare Centre.
Tables will be set up where guests can play card games or crokinole.
Draws will be made throughout the afternoon for small Canada Day prizes.
“We felt that Moosomin hadn’t been doing anything for Canada Day, and why not celebrate it?” said Pansy Taylor of the Armoury Committee.
“I think with the armoury we’ve become more aware of the guys that went out of there and fought for Canada, and we take so much for granted. Now, with the world being the way it is, why would we not celebrate this country?” said Lynn George of the Armuory Committee.
Anyone looking for more information or who wants to be part of the celebration can call Pansy Taylor at 306-435- 3170 or Lynn George at 306-435-3649.
Elkhorn Canada Day events
Elkhorn Canada Day events will begin at 8 a.m. with a pancake breakfast until 10. A parade will take place a 12, beginning at the Ag grounds and finishing at the Museum grounds.
After the parade there will be a number of events held at the Manitoba Automobile Museum.
The Museum will be open, there will be cars on display, and there will be a threshing display, all around 2 p.m.
There will also be a Strawberry Social at the museum, hosted by the Leisure Centre. At the Social there will be cake, strawberries, and ice cream. Lunch will also be available.