Canada Day in Vernon to be 'something we haven't seen in a number of years'

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VERNON - Plans are coming together for this year’s Canada Day event, and by the sounds of it, you won’t want to miss it.

Coun. Scott Anderson could hardly contain his excitement for the festivities at a council meeting yesterday, April 11.

“It’s going to be something we haven’t seen in a number of years,” he said.

Anderson is the city liaison for the North Okanagan Canada Day Society, which is made up of local citizens. The society was formed after an appeal from the city for community members to step up and organize the event.

On Monday, council received a formal request from the society for permission to have a horse drawn carriage, entertainment balloons, and a dog agility group in Polson Park.

Anderson added there’s also talk of potentially mixing things up with the fireworks display, and possibly having them set off on Okanagan or Kalamalka Lake.

Anderson couldn’t compliment the group of volunteers enough on their efforts.

“I love it. There’s so much energy in the committee,” Anderson said.

The city is putting forward $10,000 for the fireworks display and $2,000 for the Polson Park festivities. The event is free and open to all. 

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