Boundary Creek Times editorial – July 4 Bless the Children

It is good to see family events being shared across communities in the Boundary.

Canada Day was a bit different for some in the West Boundary this year. Greenwood didn’t have a parade.

Many folks from Greenwood and Midway went down to the Rock Creek Canada Day Parade and Party. This is good.

We need to encourage neighborliness between local communities and family-friendly functions are an excellent way to mix it up.

Kudos to all of the groups and individuals who contributed to the day, and especially to the 4-H kids for the great job they did organizing the kids’ games at the Rock Creek Canada Day Party.

Some adults (teachers and spouses of, generally) took turns putting their face in a hole in a life-size clown plywood cutout. That was a popular activity.

Kids were lining up to toss sponges dripping with water at them. You only felt sorry for them until you realized that the day was so hot they were probably way more comfortable than a lot of other people.

Terry Keough, president of the Rock Creek Community Medical Society, was grinning from ear-to-ear as he watched the medical centre parking lot fill up with people.

He said that it was a fine example of how many different community groups can come together to make a great day for everyone.

Two similar events are going to happen this month in the West Boundary.

Greenwood celebrates Founder’s Day is on July 13th this year (it’s always the second weekend of July).

Midway will have Kettle River Day and the JLB Memorial Run on the 20th.

All three events include families and young children. The number of young families attending Canada Day in Rock Creek was incredible – let’s continue to support family friendly events across the region.

Bless the children – for they are a catalyst acting to bring our communities together.

 

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