JULY 18 – 20, 2003
Best Bragg Creek Days Ever?
Sponsored by local businesses, volunteers and community groups
It might have been the best Bragg Creek Days ever. Warm temperature, a clear blue sky and an enthusiastic group of volunteers, participants and spectators. The floats were excellent, the horses well behaved and the children’s bikes were a picture. The parade wound along White Avenue from the Community Centre over to Balsam Avenue, along River Drive N. and back to the Centre by Burnside Dr. Spectators lined the streets with the children anxiously scrambling for the candies and goodies thrown down from the floats. Even the spray from the Redwood Meadows fire trucks was a welcome refresher from the hot sun. The Shriners brought out their ever-popular “air force”, the Ladies Auxilliary put on a stunning display in purple and there were a few extraordinary contraptions, like the bucking Jeep. Janis Tarchuk, our MLA and Bob Everett, our Municipal Councillor were there. Miss and Mrs. Calgary accompanied Miss Oktoberfest. Among the drummers was one of the Moffat musicians. It was a parade with something for everyone – antique cars and tractors, kids, candy, music and even a little mayhem.
Following the parade the Seniors Fellowship group inaugurated the new playground by the Community Centre. They raised the $65,000 needed for equipment, helped design it and then spent 461 hours building a wonderful play area. The playground is dedicated to the memory of Ena Nichol, who donated the land for the Community Centre and was a lifelong supporter of the Bragg Creek community.
During the day there were activities for kids and everyone including dogs as The Animal Hospital put on their annual Pet show.