CANADA DAY BOAT PARADE and FIREWORKS AT WIZARD LAKE 2018
Boat Parade According to our chief statistician and photographer (Larry Staples) we had 58 boats, 2 seadoos and 1 dingy. Thank you all for turning out on a very windy day especially considering the previous howler a couple of weeks before.
I would also like to thank the RCMP (Julian and partner) (picture below) and Leduc County By-law officers for coming out and being part of the festivities we all appreciate your presence and commitment not to mention the water balloons!!! I would also thank both Counties in particular Josh Bishop (County of Wetaskiwin Councillor) and Tanni Doblanko (County of Leduc Mayor) for their support for this community event as well as Wizard Lake Watershed and Lake Stewardship Association.
Fireworks What can we say a fantastic show...... the best ever guys....... this year’s show gave Edmonton a run for their money. All of us cannot thank you enough for the work and commitment you put into this special night and on behalf of all the participants on and off the water we offer Brent and Terry a huge thank you for a job well done. Special mention to the cleanup crew including Lynn Elder. I would be remiss if I did not thank all of you for your financial contributions which made it possible for Brent and Terry to put on such a great show.
As an added comment we had far more spectators all dressed up on the shore this year than in other years. Next year we will all continue the boat parade and finish where we started so the south side residents can view the parade and then have the “water exchange”. The camp site (Jubilee Park) campers have asked that they would also like to financially participate in the fireworks so I will make arrangements to advise them on how to do this and thanks to Allan Sabourin for suggesting.
Our annual Canada Day celebrations have evolved and includes all ages, families and the community. We have all contributed to the creation of a memorable way to honour our country!!
Chris and Kate Daniel Curilane B
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