July 7, 2017

Cranbrook, BC (July 6, 2017)  The City of Cranbrook would like to thank the Cranbrook Farmer’s Market,
Connect Church, PB Pro Audio, Cranbrook to Wardner Trail Committee, Stages School of Dance, the Sam
Steele Sweethearts and the Cranbrook Recreation and Community Services Play program for helping to
celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary of confederation at Rotary Park on July 1st.   

With a record number of Canada Day vendors, 50 during the day and 17 at night, local producers served the
public with food and drink, while others admired the arts and crafts of Kootenay artisans.  July 1, 2017, will
be recognized as one of the strongest attended markets in market history.

Hundreds of kids played in the water park. The new Rotary washrooms were officially opened during the
celebrations by members of the Rotary Club of Cranbrook and Acting Mayor Wes Graham.   
During the afternoon celebrations, MLA Tom Shypitka, and Acting Mayor Wes Graham, welcomed over 70
cyclists who officially opened the Chief Isadore bike/hike trail to Cranbrook citizens, upon their arrival at
Rotary Park.

Nine musical artists entertained the crowds throughout the day and night time activities.  The headliner, JJ
Shiplett, closed out the night on an upbeat note at the festival stage constructed by Connect Church.  The
laser light show was presented by Nu Salt Laser productions who programmed RGB lasers to cut through the
park’s trees, and over the large crowds, while the music of Pink Floyd, and Star Wars was played.  
Stormtroopers from Stages School of Dance, also stormed the stage to entertain the crowds.

To close the night, an acapella rendition of O Canada was sung with the crowds, capped off with a blitz of
red and white fireworks.

The community gathered en masse in Rotary Park to recognize Canada’s 150th anniversary of confederation,
and the City of Cranbrook would like to thank all those that attended and supported the activities and

For more information, please contact:  

Paul Heywood, Special Events and Marketing Manager
City of Cranbrook
Phone: 250‐489‐0261
Cell: 250‐919‐1487
eMail: paul.heywood@cranbrook.ca

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