Com­mu­nity marks Canada 150 with Pic­nic in the Park event

The Drumheller Mail - - NEWS - Terri Hux­ley The Drumheller Mail mailphoto by Terri Hux­ley

Dar­ren Goldthorpe, Man­ager of Recre­ation, Arts, and Cul­ture poses for a photo in front of the new Canada 150 flag on the top floor lobby of the Bad­lands Com­mu­nity Fa­cil­ity (BCF) on Tues­day, May 23

To cel­e­brate Canada’s 150th birth­day, the Town has part­nered up with lo­cal busi­nesses and or­ga­ni­za­tions to have a fun-filled ‘Pic­nic in the Park’ on May 30.

The event is sched­uled from four to seven p.m. be­hind the Bad­lands Com­mu­nity (BCF).

“Things are go­ing great,” said Ju­lia Field­ing, a town or­ga­nizer of the event. “It’s just go­ing to be a nice way to spend an evening.”

The event in­tends to recre­ate an old fash­ioned feel of one hun­dred years ago by adding Fa­cil­ity games. There will be a cor­po­rate tug of war chal­lenge, old school games like hop­scotch, a bean­bag toss, and the egg in the spoon race. Teams are still needed for the tug of war so call Field­ing at 403-823-1320 to sign up with a new team.

“If any­one else wants to join it, we would love to have you,” said Field­ing.

The pic­nic is spon­sored by Fre­son Bros., with prof­its go­ing to the Fam­ily Fun Com­mit­tee. This com­mit­tee plans fam­ily ori­ented events in part­ner­ship with Fam­ily and Chil­dren Support Ser­vices (FCSS) and pro­mote fam­ily friendly events within the com­mu­nity. Or­ga­niz­ers are also look­ing for food bank items. A list has al­ready been pre­pared but any do­na­tions are grate­fully ap­pre­ci­ated.

“Peanut but­ter is a big thing,” said Field­ing. “If we could get 150 jars of peanut but­ter, wouldn’t that be fan­tas­tic?”

May 30 is a sig­nif­i­cant day as it is the 150th day of the 150th year of Canada’s con­fed­er­a­tion. Many com­mu­ni­ties across the coun­try are cel­e­brat­ing with ex­cit­ing ac­tiv­i­ties like this one.

“What a great way to cel­e­brate the year. Canada’s com­mu­nity feel is fan­tas­tic so let’s cel­e­brate that and all get to­gether and cel­e­brate what a great com­mu­nity we live in,” said Field­ing.

in Drumheller. The Pic­nic in the Park is one of the many com­mu­nity ac­tiv­i­ties the BCF is host­ing dur­ing Canada’s 150th year of con­fed­er­a­tion.

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