McLennan Canada Day celebrations begin with the flag raising ceremony at the Birdwalk/Railway Museum, 11.30pm Sunday July 1

Tom Henihan
Express Staff

The Kimiwan Birdwalk Interpretive Centre located on Highway 2 in McLennan opened for the 2018 season on May 8, but the official opening of the Birdwalk and Railway Museum usually coincides with the Canada Day celebrations on July 1.

McLennan’s 2018 Canada Day Celebration begins with the Raising of the Flag and a rendition of O Canada at 11.30am, Sunday July 1 outside the Kimiwan Birdwalk interpretive centre. .

Following the raising of the flag, cake and hotdogs will be served with juice and coffee also available.

The “Music on the Hill,” from 1pm to 3pm will be performed by Rewind, a well established local band comprised of Natalie Lepage as lead singer, Dave Audet on lead guitar, Norm Audet bass with drummer Spencer Edmonson and sound engineer Randy Milton.

Rewind also performed to an appreciative crowd at the 2017 McLennan Canada Day celebrations, with pitch perfect renditions of 50s, 6os and 70s rock and country music.

Beginning at noon, face painting by Tanaya will be offered and from 1pm to 3pm a wide variety of activities will be available for children.

Those planning to attend the celebrations are encourage to come prepared with their lawn chairs, sun hats, bug spray, sunscreen etc. so they can relax, enjoy the refreshments, the excellent music and fun activities. The event runs until 3pm.

This year, Justine Dubrule is the Birdwalk’s Summer Supervisor and she will be working with Megan McNeil. Madeleine Jordan will also be returning to work at the Railway Museum.


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