VIDEO: Agassiz, Harrison celebrate Canada Day

The Rootin’ Tootin’ Hometown Country Canada Day celebrations in Agassiz’s Pioneer Park saw kids of all ages try out some rustic games, including lassoing a wooden horse. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)The Rootin’ Tootin’ Hometown Country Canada Day celebrations in Agassiz’s Pioneer Park saw kids of all ages try out some rustic games, including lassoing a wooden horse. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
Families play a game of bingo organized by the Agassiz-Harrison Museum during the Canada Day celebrations. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)Families play a game of bingo organized by the Agassiz-Harrison Museum during the Canada Day celebrations. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
The District of Kent’s Canada Day celebrations featured a petting zoo filled with baby goats. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)The District of Kent’s Canada Day celebrations featured a petting zoo filled with baby goats. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
The District of Kent’s Canada Day celebrations featured a petting zoo filled with baby goats. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)The District of Kent’s Canada Day celebrations featured a petting zoo filled with baby goats. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
The District of Kent’s Canada Day celebrations included a number of blow-up games, including this one where kids had to bounce their way down a course on an inflatable donkey. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)The District of Kent’s Canada Day celebrations included a number of blow-up games, including this one where kids had to bounce their way down a course on an inflatable donkey. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
Todd Richard was the musical entertainment for Agassiz’s Canada Day celebrations, singing songs from his albums and other well-known country stars. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)Todd Richard was the musical entertainment for Agassiz’s Canada Day celebrations, singing songs from his albums and other well-known country stars. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
People young and old came out to Agassiz to enjoy the Canada Day celebrations, including this couple who danced in the street to Todd Richard’s country music. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)People young and old came out to Agassiz to enjoy the Canada Day celebrations, including this couple who danced in the street to Todd Richard’s country music. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
Aspiring firefighters got a chance to try out the Agassiz Fire Department’s hose at the Canada Day celebrations at Pioneer Park. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)Aspiring firefighters got a chance to try out the Agassiz Fire Department’s hose at the Canada Day celebrations at Pioneer Park. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
Harrison’s waterfront was filled with Canadian pride during the beginning of the village’s Canada Day celebrations. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)Harrison’s waterfront was filled with Canadian pride during the beginning of the village’s Canada Day celebrations. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
Families came out to enjoy Harrison beach during the village’s Canada Day celebrations. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)Families came out to enjoy Harrison beach during the village’s Canada Day celebrations. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
Harrison’s Pet Parade featured furry friends of all kinds, including Zorah, dressed in her best as the Aurora Borealis. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)Harrison’s Pet Parade featured furry friends of all kinds, including Zorah, dressed in her best as the Aurora Borealis. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
Harrison’s Pet Parade featured furry friends of all kinds, including many dressed up in costume for the occasion. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)Harrison’s Pet Parade featured furry friends of all kinds, including many dressed up in costume for the occasion. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
Harrison’s Pet Parade featured furry friends of all kinds, including many dressed up in costume for the occasion. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)Harrison’s Pet Parade featured furry friends of all kinds, including many dressed up in costume for the occasion. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
Entertainment at Harrison’s civic plaza went on late into the evening during the Canada Day celebrations. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)Entertainment at Harrison’s civic plaza went on late into the evening during the Canada Day celebrations. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
Dancers enjoyed the music in Harrison civic plaza during the Canada Day celebrations this year. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)Dancers enjoyed the music in Harrison civic plaza during the Canada Day celebrations this year. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
People on the Harrison beachfront enjoyed the view of the sunset before sitting down to the fireworks display at the end of the Canada Day celebrations. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)People on the Harrison beachfront enjoyed the view of the sunset before sitting down to the fireworks display at the end of the Canada Day celebrations. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

Patriotic Canadians got an ideal taste of summer weather during this year’s Canada Day celebrations in Agassiz and Harrison.

This year, Agassiz’s celebrations were held in Pioneer Park, featuring a bike parade, music from local country singer Todd Richard and games for children of all ages.

RELATED: CANADA DAY: Todd Richard to play at Agassiz, Harrison celebrations

The “Rootin’ Tootin’ Hometown Country” theme saw kids practicing their lasso skills on wooden horses, riding inflatable donkeys down a blow-up race course and learning how to make ride-on horses from pool noodles, string and felt.

The festivities also included bingo from the Agassiz-Harrison museum, and a petting zoo filled with baby goats, who loved nothing more than to nibble on grass, the fence, and sometimes fingers.

Both the Agassiz Fire Department and the Harrison Fire Department played important roles in their respective Canada Day celebrations, with Agassiz firefighters teaching kids how to operate the truck’s hoses and the Harrison firefighters giving kids rides around the block in their fire truck.

Harrison’s festivities kicked off with the annual pet parade, which saw pups in costume walk down the waterfront to the civic plaza.

RELATED: CANADA DAY: Pet Parade returns to Harrison

The rest of the afternoon was devoted to children’s games, including one that featured several large wooden Sasquatch feet, and adult entertainment, which went on late into the evening.

Harrison’s main parade got underway at 5 p.m., while the fireworks ended the evening with a 10 p.m. show.



grace.kennedy@ahobserver.com

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