City fundraising for Canada Day fireworks

Fireworks are back on the table for the Canada Day celebrations.

  • Jun. 5, 2013 5:00 a.m.

Fireworks are back on the table for the Canada Day celebrations.

The City has decided to get behind a proposal by Gord Felske to provide the fireworks display for the July 1 celebration.

Council originally approved a scaled down event at Rotary Park, with Leisure Services staff taking the lead in planning the event.

Council also opted to leave the door open for a community group to step forward and organize the fireworks display at Moir Park.

The City has committed $2,000 towards the fireworks celebration and $2,500 towards the music and entertainment at Rotary Park. The city received a Heritage Canada Day grant of $2,500 to support the downtown celebration.

Felske will be undertaking a fundraising campaign, on behalf of the City of Cranbrook, to undertake the fireworks display.

“My goal is to raise at least $8,000, but the more we raise, the bigger and better the show,” Felske said.

City staff wanted to let residents and businesses know that this is a legitimate fundraiser, supported by the City of Cranbrook, and you may be approached for a donation to the fireworks display.

Donations for the display will be held by the city. You can also drop by city hall during regular business hours to donate.

The City had been hoping a community group would step in to organize the Canada Day celebrations. However, since no groups came forward, the city stepped in.

Once all the Canada Day events, locations and times are finalized the City will begin advertising to the public through the local media and at www.cranbrook.ca.