CAKE CUTTING Mayor Peter Waterman, left and MLA Dan Ashton cut the cake to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. The Canada Day celebrations were organized by the Summerland branch of the Royal Canadian Legion.

Celebrating Canada Day

Summerlanders gathered in Memorial Park to celebrate Canada’s 151st birthday on July 1

It was a time for national pride, flag waving and birthday cake as Summerlanders gathered in Memorial Park to celebrate Canada Day on Sunday.

The event was organized by the Summerland branch of the Royal Canadian Legion.

This year’s Canada Day activities included a pancake breakfast, a flag raising ceremony and activities and games for children.

In addition, a free barbecue and free Canada Day birthday cake were served to those who were in attendance.

Some of the funding for the celebrations came from the municipality of Summerland, the B.C. Ministry of Finace and Canadian Heritage.

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COLOUR PARTY The Summerland Legion had a colour party at the celebrations. The Legion also organized a flag raising ceremony and speeches from local dignitaries.

TRUE COLOURS Dressed in red and white and waving Canadian flags, Sue Stead, left, and Margaret Stocks were in the spirit of Canada Day.

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