Canada Day activities in Pigeon Lake region

Lots going on in Pigeon Lake and other region for Canada Day.

Those readers who live in the western reaches of The Pipestone Flyer’s circulation area have plenty of options on July 1 for Canada Day activities.

Village of Warburg

Warburg Heritage Days June 27 and 28 are coming up soon and there will be a lot to do in this busy little town.

On Saturday all events will be held in and around the Warburg Community Hall unless otherwise. The pancake breakfast runs from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. for only $5. It’s sponsored by the village council, administration and the Pioneer Ag Society.

The 50/50 draw starts at the pancake breakfast and runs throughout the day. The draw will be made at 7 p.m.

The baseball tournament will run at Blue Willow Ball Diamonds.

Kids will like the fact that fire trucks will be on display from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Car fanatics will want to make note that the show and shine will also be returning.

Hungry? Well, organizers have mini donuts, kettle corn, cotton candy and popcorn available.

The beer gardens will open at 12:30 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion. Hot dogs will also be available.

A public market will also be available. Organizers note there is no cost to vendors, but they must bring their own tables.

Dance and country music fans will be happy to know that the square dancing event begins at 1:30 p.m. A piper is also scheduled to play the bagpipes as well.

Parents should make a note that face-painting, sponsored by Warburg Agencies, begins at 12:30 p.m. and runs to 3 p.m., so be sure to drop by.

One of the major events of the day will be the Heritage Days parade, which begins at 12 noon with the very cool “Sixties” theme. Museum pie and coffee will be available in the curling rink from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Get ready for the bathtub races Saturday at 1:30 p.m. The Euro-bungee is available from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. for $5, unlimited uses.

The bouncey houses will be available, the demolition derby smashes up at 2 p.m., the Warburg Hotel’s live music is available from 2 to 4 p.m. with evening entertainment beginning at 9 p.m., the family movie begins at 3 p.m. at the curling rink, the Warburg Cultural Society offers perogies, sausage, cabbage rolls, beef on a bun and ice cream from 2 to 7 p.m., the ball tournament dance begins at 9 p.m. and fireworks at midnight.

On Sunday, all events will be held in or around the park unless otherwise stated. The pancake breakfast returns Sunday from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.. This event is located at, and sponsored by, the Royal Canadian Legion.

The ball tournament returns Sunday at Blue Willow Ball Diamonds too.

Party in the Park begins Sunday at 11 a.m. and runs to 3 p.m. The event includes Heritage Days cupcakes, cotton candy, popcorn, mini donuts, Dan the Balloon Man from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. who will be roaming, the fish pond will be open, the Great Balanzo (juggler) will begin performing at 2:15 p.m., the bouncey house will open for business, museum pies will be available, Zoo 2 You will open for guests, the Grad 2016 fundraising concession will be open, the mechanical bull and pony hop races sponsored by Leduc County will run, the 50/50 draw will be available (draw made at 3 p.m.), face painting will again run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., various local performing artists, musicians will participate in a jam session (bring your instrument and join in) and the public market will again be open.

On Sunday the seniors center will have free coffee along with a quilt and art show.

Nerf Wars will be held from 3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the school field for kids in Grade 4 or older. Bring your own Nerf gun.

Village at Pigeon Lake

Bring the whole family out to “The Village” to celebrate Canada Day Wednesday, July 01 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Kids can participate in the very popular bike decorating contest, that had over 80 entries in 2014, where they could win a new bike. Your child could win a girl’s bike or a boy’s bike with judging by special celebrities.

Only $5 gets each participant a village bag filled with decorating supplies. Bringing lots of people with you? The village offers a family rate for over four people for just $20. Watch the parade led by the Ma-Me-O Royal Canadian Legion and followed by the children’s bike parade.

Kids have fun with the bounce house, balloons, hot dogs and free cupcakes…so much fun for the whole family! Accepting donations for Bosom Buddies breast cancer group. The event will be held at 6A Village Dr Pigeon Lake.