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.
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.
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.