The amount of effort and work put into this yearly event pays off in the smiles of our residents.
Canada Day this year marks 151 years of our great nation and the Canadians who call it home.
The parade this year left one resident in high spirits and excitement for next year.
"The experience of just seeing all those floats," said 11 year old Camden King as he pointed out his favorite thing about the parade. "It's kind of hard to establish what was the best and what was not as good. Really, it was all good in general."
King tells a story about a missed opportunity involving a frozen treat.
"One person had been handing out freezees," he explained. "They were getting handed out and when they got to me, they ran out. So i was like...aww!"
The fireworks also impressed young King, although he wasn't downtown to see them.
"I didn't go out but I could see them through my window," he shared.
King, like many children on Canada Day, could measure their appreciation for our town's hard work through the smile on their faces and the amount of candy in their bellies.