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Casino donation ignites fireworks display

Vernon Mayor Rob Sawatzky and deputy fire chief Lawrie Skolrood (centre) receive a donation from Clay Riley and Anita Whitby of Lake City Casino. Fireworks chairperson Terry Schmauder (left) says Vernon can look forward to a spectacular show July 1.
June 03, 2013 - 1:08 PM

VERNON — The City of Vernon has hit the jackpot.

Lake City Casino presented a $5,424 cheque to the city Monday towards fireworks for this year's Canada Day celebration.

Vernon Mayor Rob Sawatzky said the occasion is a great local event supported through partners like Lake City Casino, the Department of Canadian Heritage, numerous other businesses volunteers and in-kind donations.

"It's a great way to celebrate our community and being Canadian," Sawatzky said.

Event chair Terry Schmauder says Lake City's donation will allow coordinators to put on a very impressive light show.

"I am very excited about this year's show as we are presenting a spectacular choreographed display once again thanks to additional funding received from our corporate sponsor Lake City Casino," Schmauder said.

Fireworks will dazzle the sky July 1 starting at 10:30 p.m. Onlookers can gather at the DND grounds via Mission Rd.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Charlotte Helston at or call (250)309-5230.

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