PHOTOS: Chilly Canada Day in Eckville

Mayor Helen Posti (left) and Lacombe County Councillor Dana Kreil cut into two of the three cakes for Canada’s 152nd birthday. People packed the Eckville Arena on July 1 to celebrate Canada Day with hot dogs, cake and fun activities. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Eckville Echo
Dana Dial, four, get her face painted by Miyako Palmer during the Canada Day festivities. Majority of the activities were moved indoors due to cold weather, wind and rain on July 1. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Eckville Echo
Kids race to push their ball across the finish line using the water from the fire hose on July 1. The Eckville Fire Department also helped with the fireworks display later that night. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Eckville Echo
The JoeShow performed a series of magic tricks for a packed Eckville Arena lobby. The JoeShow also featured a variety of different puppets including a money and pterodactyl. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Eckville Echo
Jason Nixon, MLA for Rimbey-Rocky Mountain House-Sundre, joins Mayor Helen Posti (left) in wishing Canada a Happy Birthday alongside event goers on July 1. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Eckville Echo
A group raise their right hand during the Reaffirmation of Citizenship ceremony lead by Mayor Helen Posti on July 1. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Eckville Echo
A young Canadian searches for money in the dirt pile in the Eckville Arena. The money search was one of the events moved indoors on July 1. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Eckville Echo

Eckville celebrated Canada’s 152nd birthday on a chilly July 1.

Majority of the activities at the Town’s Canada Day celebration had to be moved indoors due to cold temperatures, rain and wind.

A DJ, face painting, the sand pile money search, entertainment by The JoeShow, as well as hot dogs and cake were all moved inside the Eckville arena.

MLA Jason Nixon and Lacombe County Councillor Dana Kreil were in attendance to partake in the singing of “O Canada” and the Reaffirmation of Citizenship ceremony.

The Rec Board screened “Dumbo” for the family movie.

Despite the weather the Eckville Fire Department braved the cold to let kids try out the hoses on the trucks and to set off the fireworks display.

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