Canada Day celebration returns to Moir Park with a bang

Organizers say almost 6,000 came out to festivities Tuesday, July 1.

Organizers are saying close to 6

Organizers are saying close to 6

Hats off to the volunteers of Connect Church in Cranbrook, who promised an epic Canada Day celebration at Moir Park on Tuesday, July 1, and who, with the help of community sponsors, delivered.

Hundreds upon hundreds turned out for the event, which featured a host of family friendly activities, a great food court, performances by some of the area’s top bands, and a fireworks display that scorched the sky to cap the evening off.

Organizers took advantage of the topography of Moir Park, placing the mainstage down in the lower playing field, so that the surrounding slopes formed a natural amphitheatre. Performances by RedGirl, Green Velvet Rocking Chair, Dewey, Cheatem and Howe, the Connect Band and the Good Ol’ Goats took place on the mainstage in front of a crowd of hundreds.

There were remarks from MP David Wilks (“Canada’s greatness springs from the hearts of its people”), and Cranbrook Mayor Wayne Stetski handed out the citizenship awards to nine Cranbrook students.

The Kimberley Highland Dancers, Aspire Dance Academy and others also performed on a secondary stage