Canada Day around the bay

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Con­cep­tion Bay North was buzzing with ac­tiv­ity July 1 for the an­nual Canada Day and Me­mo­rial Day cel­e­bra­tions.

Even with rain in the fore­cast, chil­dren and par­ents took part in sack races, kite fly­ing con­tests and bike pa­rades. As luck would have it, not a drop of rain fell.

Car­bon­ear and Har­bour Grace kept kids busy with bouncy cas­tles, while Vic­to­ria and Spa­niard’s Bay held bike dec­o­rat­ing con­tests.

There were also fun things for adults to do, in­clud­ing the an­nual “boil up” in Vic­to­ria, fea­tur­ing a caplin and mo­lasses bread snack. Spa­niard’s Bay hosted a con­cert in the evening.

All events ended with a fire­works dis­play.

Bay Roberts held their fam­ily fun day on Sun­day June 30 to al­low for a Me­mo­rial Day pa­rade and ser­vice on the an­niver­sary of the Bat­tle of Beau­mont Hamel, where most of the New­found­land Reg­i­ment was wiped out on July 1, 1916.

More than a dozen wreaths were laid at the War Me­mo­rial on Wa­ter Street in the town by fam­ily, friends and or­ga­ni­za­tions to hon­our those who lost their lives dur­ing war.

More pho­tos on Page B8

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