Canada Day volunteers much appreciated

Thank you to the great people of Red Deer for making Canada Day 2009 a wonderful celebration for the estimated crowd of 25,000!

Thank you to the great people of Red Deer for making Canada Day 2009 a wonderful celebration for the estimated crowd of 25,000!

This was our 40th celebration in Red Deer.

Canada is a fabulous country and Canada Day gives us time to reflect on all the wonderful opportunities and freedoms we have in our country as well as demonstrate our multiculturalism!

Canada Day at Bower Ponds is a day for families and friends to gather in one of the most beautiful parks in the world for a minimal cost.

Thank you to our generous sponsors — the City of Red Deer, Weatherfords, HSE Integrated, Department of Heritage Canada, Alberta Foundation of the Arts, Servus Community Savings, the North Hill Inn for the wonderful large cake, and the Red Deer Advocate.

A huge thank you to all the City of Red Deer workers for the fabulous new stage and the playground, as well as all the work they did to set up and clean up at Bower Ponds.

Thank you to our fabulous entertainers, who kept the stage busy for more than 12 hours.

It was a time to showcase all of our local entertainment; the number of talented people in Central Alberta is amazing.

The costumes, dancing, bands, and music kept the audience enthralled. Thank you to our entertainers — Le Fuzz, (sponsored by ACFA Régionale de Red Deer), Kym Simon, St. James’ Gate, Porter, and the Donna Durand Prairie Four for carrying the music into the fireworks.

Thank you to our food groups who brought an ethnic taste to the day.

People tasted African, Chinese, Danish, German, Norwegian, Filipino, Swedish, and Ukrainian foods.

These clubs volunteer so much time and effort to the event and the food was exceptional this year.

A special thank you as well to Scott and Dale of Weatherford Rentals, who provided the generators to power the food booths and the manpower to run them.

Thank you to all the service groups who also gave of them time so readily — all the RCMP members and auxiliary members, the Red Cross, Tourism Red Deer, Red Deer Library, and the Red Deer Food Bank.

Thank you to David and Elizabeth Plumtree who gave 25 years to our society and laid the foundation for the day’s activities!

Thank you to our volunteers for all their work! Many of them spent the entire 14 hours directing people, organizing activities, providing information and security, and distributing flags and pins. They really showed us that Red Deer is made up of so many great volunteers.

Our apologies to anyone that we missed.

Edna Warriner,

Volunteer co-ordinator

Canada Day 2009

Jackie Smith,


Red Deer Cultural

Heritage Society

at Cronquist House

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