Port’s Canada Day ready to roll!

  • Jun. 23, 2014 8:00 a.m.

It’s Port Clements 100th Anniversary Canada Days Weekend starting Friday and the excitement is building.”We’re excited,” said Mayor Wally Cheer, “we are celebrating our towns resilience — both the ups and downs that we’ve been through.””We want to recognize the hard work that went in to building the community for the past 100 years,” he added, “and try to make it better for the second hundred years. The weekend will be kicked off with a fishing derby on Friday, with accompanying barbeque, coffee, cake and prizes,Saturday will begin with a hefty firemen’s breakfast, between 8 and 10 am, and then immediately after the parade will start.The theme of the parade will be “100 Years and Growing,” in recognition of Port Clements centennial year. Saturday will feature ball games, soccer games, logger sports, beer gardens and children’s games, ending in a dance at 9 pm at the community hall, featuring popular band Out of the Blue. On Sunday, many of the same events will continue, but there will also be a paddle race starting a 9:30 am on the Yakoun River.Finally — at 1 pm — the always-anticipated Mud Bog will start with the growl of souped up engines and the sloshing of tires and mud. Do. Not. Miss. It. For further information, see the flyer in this Observer or call the village office 250-557-4568.

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