Greenwood is celebrating Founders Day on July 14 and 15 this year.
Admission is by Donation with the money shared between Founders Day and the Greenwood Food Bank so please be generous.
The line-up for who is appearing / what is happening on the stage:
All the vendor spots appeared to be full at the beginning of Saturday. You can see or yourself in the VR Walk through I did early in the morning. Once the video begins you can change the direction you are looking in by dragging around your mouse finger in the video.
This year’s parade went off smoothly with no stalls or waits. The weather was accommodating and the onlookers appreciative.
the area’s MP Richard Cannings was present (he even rode a bike in the parade) as was Local MLA Linda Larsen. The Pipe band began the day’s official kick off festivities. While I don’t have the speechifying I did capture the band proceeding to the stage. When the video begins the band is behind you so you will have to ‘turn around’ to see them . . .
For more information and a full list of who is appearing visit their website www.foundersday.ca or their Facebook page.
The Founders Day celebration this year in Greenwood came up to and surpassed last year’s.
Lot’s of Vendors, learning activities for young and old, entertainment, refreshments, good times and good people … and they had a parade as well! Luckily the weather cooperated – the Sun was obscured so the temperature was bearable. Music ran into the evening and I hear people were dancing right to the end.
Some of the videos in the playlist below require that you be using the Google Chrome web browser to get the full effect (they’re 360 degree videos)
UPDATE: July 18
I missed a video clip from the event Oops! Look below the first video to see it.
Canada’s Smallest City turns 117 years old this year. And they had a party – they call it Founders Day.
I was invited to come out and cover it so I did. And it was fun – there was even a parade.
They put on quite a shindig for a town with less than 800 people. In some ways it outshone the Canada Day celebrations in Grand Forks …
I was only there for part of the day – the heat was kind of brutal. BUT you can see what I saw below. Enjoy.
And my apologies to the Mayor, the President of the Board of Trade, The Grand Forks Pipes and Drums AND the people of Greenwood for missing including the following clip.Too much Sun and Haste made me kind of wasted and that’s my excuse.