The Summerland Legion, along with their community partners organized the Canada Day celebrations held in the community last Wednesday.
The day started with a Kiwanis breakfast followed by the flag raising ceremony at 11 a.m. Free cake, ice cream, hamburgers, hot dogs, pop and water were served by the Legion members and the Ladies Auxiliary. Traditional children’s games, face painting, tattoos and the opportunity to see inside a fire truck kept the youngsters busy. Tea and treats were served by the Faith Rebekah Lodge at the I.O.O.F. Hall in the afternoon and entertainment was held during the evening at Spirit Square, Peach Orchard Beach.
“The important part is the partners we have to make it all worthwhile,” said legion member John Dorn. He said they received funding from the District of Summerland and from the province through B.C. Gaming funds. He thanked the Kiwanis Club, SADI, Summerland Girl Guides, Rebekah Lodge,Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Summerland Fire Department, Summerland Parks and Recreation, Summerland & District Credit Union, Your Dollar Store with More, and Advanced Audio for helping to make the day a success.