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'Canada 150' party set


Emo's “Canada 150” committee has some fantastic activities planned for July 1.

A pancake breakfast will be held from 8-11 a.m. on Saturday at the Christian Reformed Church.

Admission is free but those attending are invited to make a free-will donation to the Emo food bank.

The kiddie parade will follow at 11 a.m., with the route going from the Emo Health Centre to Lions Park, where some great prizes will be handed out.

Meanwhile, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m., the public is invited to meet Emo's Fire and Emergency Services members and “Sparky” the Fire Dog. 

At noon, food vendors will be open at the Lions Park. At the same time under the big tent at the tennis courts, the opening ceremonies for the “Canada 150” celebration will take place.

As well, the winners of the poster contest, the home/business decorating contest, and the kiddie parade will be announced.

Join your friends and family in the singing of “O Canada” and enjoying some birthday cake.

Then from 1-4 p.m., a variety of inflatables for the kids will be set up at Lions Park and the water park will be open.

There will be dancing and games with Party Rock under the big tent from 1-5 p.m.

A 2.5-km “Colour Run” will start at 3:30 p.m., with the entry fee being $10.

Pre-registration is required, which can be completed at the Emo municipal office (runners should meet in front of Rejuvenate Fitness Centre prior to the race).

Family games in the park from 5-7 p.m. will include a Canadian scavenger hunt and Ultimate Frisbee. Meanwhile, a spaghetti fundraiser for the Emo Public Library will go from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Emo Legion.

More live entertainment—featuring The Nite Hawks and Thinking of Pinky—will be held under the big tent from 8 p.m.-1 a.m., along with an Emo Legion-sponsored beer gardens.

A “Canada 150” fireworks display will be held at dusk at the Emo Sports Field. Bring a lawn chair, sit back, and enjoy the show.

Be sure to celebrate Canada's 150th birthday—it's going to be an amazing party!

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