Pin­court spreads pic­nic blan­ket this wee­kend

Sum­mer full with 50th an­ni­ver­sa­ry events

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The town of Pin­court is 50 years-old. To ce­le­brate, of­fi­cials have filled the calendar with events sche­du­led to take place over the co­ming months.

But one, amul­ti-cul­tu­ral day and com­mu­ni­ty pa­rade that was to have ta­ken place this wee­kend has been scrap­ped in lieu of a pic­nic open to all. “It would be nice to know your neigh­bours bet­ter,” say or­ga­ni­zers, who feel bon­ding bet­ween re­si­dents will im­prove sa­fe­ty for all. “War­mer ties rein­force a ci­ti­zens’ fee­ling of be­lon­ging.”

With that in mind, all re­si­dents are in­vi­ted to a com­mu­ni­ty pic­nic this Sa­tur­day, June 5, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Olym­pique Park that will in­clude chil­drens’ en­ter­tain­ment, mu­sic, games, obs­tacle courses, in­fla­table struc­tures and face pain­ting.

And the first 500 people to show up won’t even have to pack their own lunches, as the town will pro­vide one. In case of rain, the pic­nic will be mo­ved in­doors to the Om­niCentre.

More to come

Other an­ni­ver­sa­ry ce­le­bra­tions sche­du­led du­ring the co­ming months in­clude: Pin­court’s an­nual Fi­re­men’s Day pa­rade and ce­le­bra­tion on Au­gust 14. The pa­rade will start at the Om­ni-Centre at 12:15 pm and end at Bel­le­vue Park at 1:30 pm. The day will conclude with the town’s wellk­nown fi­re­works dis­play.

And the ove­rhaul of Bel­le­vue Park and bay will be on dis­play on Au­gust 21 du­ring Pin­court Boa­ting Day. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., re­si­dents will be able to take a turn at no charge in one of the town’s ca­noes, kayaks or ra­bas­kas.

More events will in­clude a Fa­mi­ly Bi­cycle Ou­ting on Sep­tem­ber 12, and a li­bra­ry reu­nion on Sep­tem­ber 22. The 50th an­ni­ver­sa­ry will conclude next fall with a re­cap of the year’s events.

For a de­tai­led list of an­ni­ver­sa­ry events, go to the town’s web site at www.vil­le­pin­

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