From the sounds of things, St. Paul will not be lacking in things to do for Canada’s 150th birthday.
Linda Sallstrom with the local Canada 150 committee says there are already plenty of events scheduled for the year.
“The first event that’s happening is the curling funspiel that’s being put on by the curling club as it’s also their 50th anniversary.” That’s coming up this Friday and lasting until Sunday.
“Mannawanis Friendship Centre has a project on the go as well. They’re in the planning stages and asked for some funding for that. They’re looking at running those from June 21st to July 1st which would cover Aboriginal Day, St. Jean de Baptiste Day, Multiculturalism Day and Canada Day.”
The committee is also running a school initiative. “Champions for Change will be doing their banner project. The theme of that is 150. So they’re sending out the invitations to do the banners.” They also have a number of projects that are still in the works as well.
The committee has suffered a few setbacks in planning however. They were unable to get a federal grant for their celebrations and the gala will likely be moved to later in the year instead of July 1st due to multiple changes in venue.