Morinville Historical Society brings Canada Day to the park [PHOTOS]

A group of children prepare to sing O Canada in English and French Sunday, part of the formal portion of this year’s Canada Day celebrations, held once again in St. Jean Baptiste Park. See Page 2 for more photos. – Stephen Dafoe Photo

Stephen Dafoe Photos

Morinville – The Morinville Historical and Cultural Society, together with local volunteers, once again put on Canada Day celebrations in St. Jean Baptiste Park. Overcast weather and a light rain did not prevent a display of true patriot love. In addition to the raising of the flag and the singing of the national anthem, the formal portion of the day’s events included a simulated 21-gun salute using pyrotechnics, and the cutting of the Canada Day cakes. Children’s games and live entertainment rounded out the family-focused day.

Morinville RCMP Constable Cindy Blackmore and organizer Murray Knight take a stroll through the park.

Drizzling rain did not dampen the wishful thinking of Ed Bulger and members of the Cardiff Hall Band. The group sang Here Comes the Sun in hopes of some good weather.

Joel Chevalier takes another swing at the ring the bell game.

Six-year-old Liam Chenier receives the artistic treatment from a face painter’s brush.

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