Uranium Heritage Festival saw a busy weekend
Elliot Lake’s annual Uranium Heritage Festival saw a lot of heat, a number of activities and a disappointment.
The disappointment came on Saturday just before noon when the city was forced to cancel the Uranium Heritage Festival parade due to thunder, lightning and a brief but heavy shower.
Saturday started off with a breakfast at the Masonic Hall. There was a yard sale at the Collins Hall and the Summer Art Fair at the Lester B. Pearson Civic Centre.
The Lions Club hosted a Western Jamboree and Barbecue at the Collins Hall, where a Classic Car Show took place.
Saturday evening was the street dance featuring Elliot Lake’s Shed Jammers and former Elliot Lake resident Celine Tellier. A Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute band from Sudbury performed and was wrapped up by Green River Revival, a Creedence Clearwater Revival tribute band from southern Ontario.
The Elliot Lake Beach Party was held at Spruce Beach with many taking advantage of the water to cool down on such a hot day, in which temperatures reached the mid 30s, with the humidex heading into the 40s.