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UPDATE: Fireworks cancelled, but plenty to do in Enderby this Canada Day

July 1 will see a number of events for all ages
The Funtastic Slo-Pitch tournament is just one of many events taking place in Enderby to celebrate Canada Day July 1, 2023. (Tobias Frederiksen/Morning Star)

The City of Enderby has a jam-packed day of events at the ready to celebrate Canada Day Saturday, July 1.

Just like the City of Vernon, Enderby will not have a firework show due to wildfire conditions — but there’s plenty more to see and do.

The day kicks off with a pancake breakfast hosted by the Enderby Lions Club from 8 to 10:30 a.m. at the iconic Lions Gazebo in Riverside Park, where most of the day’s celebrations are traditionally held.

Shortly after the start of breakfast, one of the city’s most beloved Canada Day traditions will begin. The Funtastic Ball Tournament kicks off at 8:30 a.m. and runs until 8 p.m. at Riverside Park.

There will be a parade from Howard Avenue to Barnes Park, beginning at 11:30 a.m.

A car show (parked by The Detonators) will run from noon to 4 p.m. with plenty of raffle prizes to win. Live music from Rule 857, provided by Canadian 4x4/Tread Pro Tire will accompany the car show.

Around 1 p.m., city Coun. David Ramey will lead a singing of O Canada, and from 12:45 to 1:15 p.m., master of ceremonies Mayor Huck Galbraith will be cutting a birthday cake provided by Enderby IGA.

Val Hilliker, a comedic ventriloquist, performs from 1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.

A hydration station will be provided by RE/MAX North Valley throughout the hottest hours of the day, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., which is also when the Kalamalka Caring Clowns will be performing and when Revolution RV’s dunk tank will be set up.

A summer prize basket table presented by SASCU Insurance will also be on hand from noon to 3 p.m. At the same time, there will be kids carnival games hosted by the Enderby Evangelical Chapel, and a kids obstacle course presented by Play Shuswap.

A free swim hosted by Enderby and District Recreation Services will take place at the outdoor pool from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

From noon to 3 p.m. there will be a bouncy castle for kids presented by Askew’s Foods, a Canada Day photo booth hosted by the Enderby Legion, Enderby and District Fire Hall truck tours, and the Enderby and District Museum will be on site with original fire trucks.

At the Quilakwa Campground and RV Park, there will be a fire hose and foam party at 4 p.m., followed by music bingo at the pavilion at 6:30 p.m. The first card is free and there will be lots of prizes to be won.

READ MORE: No fireworks on Canada Day in Vernon again, but plenty to look forward to

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Brendan Shykora
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Brendan Shykora

About the Author: Brendan Shykora

I started as a carrier at the age of 8. In 2019 graduated from the Master of Journalism program at Carleton University.
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