Canada Day around the bay
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.
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