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Summerland Legion hosts Canada Day activities

Summerland will celebrate Canada Day with events in Memorial Park on Friday, July 1.

Summerland will celebrate Canada Day with events in Memorial Park on Friday, July 1.

The day will begin with a Kiwanis pancake breakfast at 8:30 a.m.

At 11 a.m., an official ceremony will begin with a flag raising ceremony. A short presentation will follow, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the tragedy at Beaumont-Hamel.

A barbecue, Canada Day cake and ice cream will follow the ceremony.

Sparkle and Canada flag tattoos, Canadian flags and pins, as well as Forget-Me-Not pins are also available free for attendees.

Traditional picnic games for children, face painting and other activities will be held from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. These events are coordinated by the Summerland Girl Guides.

This year, activities will also include a bouncy castle for children.

Summerland’s Canada Day events are organized by the Summerland Legion. Donations to defray the cost of this event are accepted.

A complete schedule is available online at www.summerlandlegion.ca.