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Fort Macleod, Granum ready to celebrate Canada Day

Canada Day celebrations are planned July 1 in Fort Macleod and Granum.
The Fort — Museum of the North West Mounted Police will host the party in Fort Macleod.
The work of Fort Macleod artists Marney Delver and George Kush will be on display throughout the day at the Fort Museum.
Canada Day begins at 10 a.m. with family games and face-painting.
The Fort Players present “Folk Tales, Legends and Fairytales” at 10:30 a.m.
Official opening ceremonies get under way at 11 a.m. with Rebecca Runions singing O Canada and Livingstone-Macleod MLA Pat Stier bringing greetings from the province.
The 2014 Mounted Patrol will perform the inaugural Musical Ride following the opening ceremonies.
A barbecue and birthday cake will be served at 12 noon.
The Fort Players will present “The March of the Red Coats” at 12:30 p.m.
The Loose Kannons — Erin Henderson and Jenn Wolstenholme — will perform at 1:15 p.m.
The Mounted Patrol will be inspected in the museum compound at 2 p.m, followed by the Musical Ride.
At 2:45 p.m. The Fort Players will present “Folk Tales, Legends and Fairytales.”
The Mounted Patrol will perform the Musical Ride at 3:30 p.m., following an inspection in the compound.
Canada Day wraps up at 4 p.m. with the fifth annual watermelon-eating contest.
Granum celebration
Canada Day kicks off at Granum at 8:30 a.m. with free coffee served from the concession at the Homesteader.
The concession opens for food service at 9 a.m. and will remain open until 4 p.m.
The Granum Go Fars Car Club will host its annual show ‘n’ shine from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the park.
Participants in the annual parade will begin lining up at 10 a.m. in the southeast corner of the school yard.
The Granum parade gets under way at 11 a.m.
The Granum Old Jail and Museum will be open from 12 noon to 4 p.m.
The museum was recently renovated to increase display area for military items.
There will be a market on the museum grounds from 12 noon to 4 p.m. with vendors selling a variety of goods, including crafts, candles, antiques, jewellery and Epicure products.
Anyone who donates to the museum will be entered in a draw for a prize.
Afternoon activities include face-painting, children’s games, free watermelon, games of chance.
There will be a rubber duck race at 3 p.m. at the pond.
The Granum Educational Support Society will host a fund-raising supper from 5-7 p.m., followed by cutting of the Canada Day birthday cake and the singing of O Canada.
A DJ will provide entertainment and music for dancing from 8-10:30 p.m.
The Granum Canada Day celebration concludes at 11 p.m. with a fireworks show at the golf course.

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