On pa­rade

Kenora Daily Miner and News - - FRONT PAGE - RYAN STELTER

The over­cast weather threat­ened rain all day, but the Kenora Har­bourfront was a sea of red for Canada Day on Sun­day, July 1.

The park­ing lot on Bernier Drive was flooded with kids who were able to let loose on all the bouncy cas­tles and slides. By far the most pop­u­lar at­trac­tion was the face paint­ing sec­tion, with a seem­ingly end­less line all day long.

There was food trucks which filled the bel­lies of all the weary cot­tagers fill­ing in from across the Kenora area. Kenora Mayor Dave Can­field jumped on the mi­cro­phone and asked how many peo­ple were from “Man­tario” to which a rau­cous ap­plause fol­lowed. “As a proud Cana­dian, it couldn’t be a bet­ter day,” he con­cluded.

Peo­ple lined Main Street at noon to see the Canada Day pa­rade with the Kenora Scot­tish Pipes and Drums, Kenora Fire Depart­ment and of course all the bi­cy­cles brightly dec­o­rated by their young own­ers for the oc­ca­sion. Over at McLeod Park, the Kenora Ro­tary Club held their an­nual Lucky Duck Race with plenty of anx­ious spec­ta­tors cheer­ing on the ducks in hopes of win­ning. Kenora Ro­tary pres­i­dent, Lynn Carl­son, on her first day in of­fice said the race was “just one of the many ac­tiv­i­ties we do in the com­mu­nity to raise funds.” The up­com­ing Ro­tary Splash Park be­ing one of the projects ev­ery­one is talk­ing about.

Dur­ing the af­ter­noon the Mather-Walls House hosted their Canada Day Straw­berry So­cial with live mu­sic, tea and straw­berry short­cake.

The rain fi­nally came just in time for the fire­works show but peo­ple flipped out their lawn chairs re­gard­less and filled the Har­bourfront and green­belt all along Lake­view Drive.

RYAN STELTER/DAILY MINER AND NEWS

Riders and their bikes from the dec­o­rat­ing con­test were on dis­play dur­ing the Canada Day pa­rade along Main Street in Kenora on Sun­day, July 1.

PHO­TOS BY RYAN STELTER/DAILY MINER AND NEWS

Jax­ten Whit­ing donned in red and white stops for a pic­ture at the Canada Day fes­tivies on the Kenora Har­bourfront, Sun­day, July 1.

Reese Yeo, who's turn­ing four next week, plum­mets down the in­flat­able slide.

Ethan Fitzpa­trick, 2, is ready to go cruis­ing on a mo­tor­cy­cle at the Canada Day fes­tivies on the Har­bourfront.

Nathan Barette, 6, jumps to­wards the vel­cro wall while brother Wil­liam, 6, goes for an­other turn at the Kids Zone at­trac­tion on the Har­bourfront.

Brown Brian pours a cup of tea for Cathy Kasprick at the Mather Walls House Canada Straw­berry So­cial in Kee­watin on Sun­day, July 1.

The rub­ber ducks are dumped out for the Ro­tary Club's Lucky Duck race at McLeod Park in Kenora on Sun­day, July 1.

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