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Events & Entertainment

Events & Entertainment

JUNE

con?t... 21 National Aboriginal Day Celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples in Canada. These groups share many similarities, but they each have their own distinct heritage, language, cultural practices and spiritual beliefs. 23-25 Plamondon Mud Bogs 20th Anniversary See the mud fly at the annual Mud Bog competition! This CMRO sanctioned event has high octane races. Food vendors all weekend, kids activities, bouncy houses, monster school bus rides & on-site camping. Friday night?s mud event followed by a triple band stand concert. Sat. mud races all day, Celtic band dance at Festival Centre. See ad page 47. 24 Lac La Biche Summer Solstice Half Marathon, 10k, & 5k An annual fundraising race that encourages families and the community to be active and healthy together. 27-29 Beaver Lake Cree Nation Pow Wow This is a must-experience event! Part of the traditional Pow Wow competition is the Grand Entry. You'll feel the vibration from the drums beating, wow at the traditional dancers, and marvel at the extravagant hand-made costumes. **For the latest information visit our Events Calendar at www.laclabicheregion.com

JULY

1 Lac La Biche Mission Canada Day Celebration There?s no better way to celebrate Canada?s 150th Birthday than a free party that begins with a pancake breakfast! The day is jam-packed with children?s activities, artisans and craft vendors, caricature artist and on-site concession. Culture takes centre stage with singing, dancing, and fiddling. Make sure to stay for the steak supper. 1 Canada 150 Fireworks in Lac La Biche It?s the fireworks show 150 years in the making! Canada Day fireworks at McArthur Park Beach hosted by the Lac La Biche County starts at 11 pm. 8-9 Free Fishing Weekend Held on the second weekend of July to encourage folks to give fishing a try. Any person may fish without an Alberta Sportfishing Licence on these dates, but they must follow Alberta's sportfishing regulations. 15 Alberta Parks Day A day for Albertans to rediscover fun and reconnect with nature. Participating provincial parks host activities for the whole family: sandcastle-building competition, bear safety, scavenger hunt, and campfire. All at Sir Winston Churchill Provincial Park. 30 Plamondon Heritage Days Join the community as they celebrate their French culture in Plamondon. Dress in period costume and immerse yourself in the fun! 10 www.laclabicheregion.com

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