Our country marked 149 years on July 1, and area residents marked the occasion in their own ways.
One Canada Day event was held at the Smoky River Visitor Information Centre in Falher. Approximately 100 people attended the event, pleasing organizer Sandy Primeau.
The Red Hatters were the featured entertainment and they led in everyone in ‘O Canada’ in English and French, as well as other songs.
Gary Braithwaite, Primeau and other volunteers cooked hamburgers and hot dogs for guests.
The event was a fundraiser for the Smoky River Visitor Information Centre.
A cake was also served, with the icing in the design of the Canadian flag.
Outside the building, Jean-Marc Roussin held a horse training demonstration, which included roping and saddle mounting.
The Smoky River Ag Society bench show and mud bogs
A multimedia presentation about the Smoky River Ag Society bench show and the mud bogs was played in the reception area.
That event will be held during the weekend of July 30-31.
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