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Due to the inclement weather this past Saturday, the Canada Day birthday cake and fireworks in Emo have been rescheduled to Saturday, Aug. 4 during the stock car races.

Cake will be handed out during the races while the fireworks will take place at dusk.

Everyone is invited to come out, enjoy the races, and celebrate Canada’s birthday.

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With the help Wilma Kooistra’s Grade 3 class from Donald Young School, the Emo-La Vallee-Chapple Healthy Communities Coalition recently planted a community garden at Richard Visser’s (located at 6287 Highway 11, just west of Emo beside Tompkins Road).

They are looking for volunteers to “adopt-a-week” of caring for the garden over the next few months. The produce from the community garden will be shared by everyone.

If you are interested in participating in the “adopt-a-week” garden project, call 482-2211 to add your name to the list.

The coalition would like to thank Visser for allowing them to use his garden for this worthwhile project

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The Northern Echo Bible Camp invites boys and girls in Grades 2-7 to join them in this summer’s exciting camping adventure, SON ROCK Kids Camp, which will be held July 25-30 at Sunny Cove.

Join them for some drama, games, crafts, canoeing, sports, swimming, and learning how to build your lives on the “Rock.”

For more information, contact Lori Shortreed at 482-1002 and she’ll be glad to send you a registration form.

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The United churches of the area will be holding their annual camp at Sunny Cove from July 20-24 for kids aged eight (or entering Grade 3 in September) to 14.

The UCC provides an opportunity for children to discover God, make new friends, and enjoy fun outdoor activities.

The cost per child is $120 (up to a maximum of $350 per immediate family), with registration forms available at the United Church and in the Donald Young School office.

There is still room for more campers. For more information, contact Rev. Frances Flook at 482-2835 or 482-1548.

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The first “Family Dance Night” is scheduled to take place Friday, July 10 upstairs at the Barwick Hall. This event, which will be alcohol- and drug-free, will begin with a dance class at 6 p.m., followed by the dance running from 7-10:30 p.m.

The performers for the evening will be the Clover Valley Echo Band, which consists of members who regularly appear at the “Emo Country Jams.”

Admission is $5 for those aged six and up and free for children five and under. A family pass, which can include two adults and children aged 16 and under, costs $15.

The “adults” can be family members such as parents, guardians, grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc.

The upper hall in Barwick has a great dance floor, is wheelchair accessible, and has washrooms available, so come out and enjoy an evening of old-fashioned family fun.

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Everyone is invited to attend Barwick’s Canada Day celebrations tomorrow (July 1), which will include the annual eight-team fastball tournament beginning at 9 a.m.

Meanwhile, registration for the annual July 1 parade begins at 10 a.m. at the Chapple municipal office parking lot. Anyone putting a vehicle or float in the parade should phone Gary Judson while kids registering for the children’s parade should contact the office at 487-2354.

There will be a draw prize of a bike and helmet donated by Barwick Service, as well as kiddie prizes donated by Barwick Village Restaurant (only children registered for the parade will be eligible for the prizes).

The parade, which also will include an appearance by the Emo Fair queen candidates, will begin at noon from the municipal office parking lot.

There will be kids’ games following the parade, and a canteen and refreshments will be available all day.

Organizers of the Barwick celebrations would like to thank the sponsors, the volunteers, and everyone from across the district who continue to make this annual event such a success.

The recreation grounds upgrading is nearly completed, so come out and see the work being done by volunteers and celebrate Canada’s birthday!

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