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Canada Day Weekend Festivities in Lac du Bonnet

June 30

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June 30 - July 2

Canada Day Weekend Festivities in Lac du Bonnet


Come on out to beautiful Lac du Bonnet on the Canada Day Weekend and enjoy our hospitality! This year we have a lot to celebrate: Canada’s 150th Anniversary, Lions Club International’s 100th and the RM of Lac du Bonnet’s 100th Anniversary.

Listed below are the events planned for your enjoyment. The Community Center will again be home to the Lion’s Oasis (canteen) and the Family Fun Zone. A variety of food and beverages as well as numerous games for the whole family to enjoy will be available throughout the weekend.

Wonder Shows
Friday to Sunday, June 30th to July 2nd, 2017 noon to closing
*Please note the Wonder Shows won’t be open until after 5pm on Friday.
No volunteers required.

Farmers’ Market
Saturday, July 1st, 2017 from 10am -1pm in the Lac du Bonnet Community Centre parking lot
Contact: Angie Arthur, Email:
No volunteers required.

Pickerel Fry
Saturday, July 1st, from 4 – 6pm at the Community Centre
Chair: Darryl Popowich, Ph: (204) 340-2840 / Email:
No more volunteers needed at this time.

Helicopter Rides (set up near Wonder Shows) *Weather Permitting*
Friday, June 30th, 5pm – 8:30pm; Saturday, July 1st, Noon – 8:30pm; Sunday, July 2nd, After the Parade – 8:30pm. $40 per person, minimum of 3 to ride. Weather permitting.
Hosted by Provincial Helicopters, Contact: Sheldon, Ph: (204) 345-8332
No volunteers required.

Chainsaw Carving Demonstration
Saturday, July 1st from 10 – 5 pm in the Lac du Bonnet Community Centre parking lot
Award winning chainsaw carver Jim Niedermayer will be onsite demonstrating his incredible chainsaw carving skills. Come on out and watch him carve Canada’s national animal, the Beaver!
Contact: Jim Niedermayer, Ph: 204 367 8796, Email:

Pancake Breakfast
Saturday & Sunday, July 1st & 2nd, from 9 – 11am at Pioneer Club
Contact: Pioneer Club, Ph: (204) 345-8333
Please contact the Pioneer Club regarding their need for volunteers.

Car Show’n Shine
Sunday, July 2nd on Second Street, overflow at the Community Centre Parking Lot
Contact: Jim Pusiewich @ 204 345 2742
No volunteers required.

Mixed Slo-Pitch Tournament
Saturday & Sunday, July 1st & 2nd
Contact: Connie Dancyt, Ph: (204) 345-8720
Please contact Connie directly regarding their need for volunteers.

Talent Show
Sunday, July 2nd at the Community Centre, 2pm
Please note that auditions are closed at this time and no new entries are being accepted.
Chair: Brandi Habing, Ph: (204) 345-6245, Email:

Sunday, July 2nd, 12:30 pm
Chair: Roland Simard, Ph: (204) 345-2823, Email:
No more volunteers needed at this time.

Saturday, July 1st at dusk, town dock (rain date Sunday, July 2nd)
Chair: Bob Lesko, Ph: (204) 340-6166
Donation Collection Chair: Gerry Kachur, Ph: (204) 345-2929, Email:
Volunteers needed:
• Donation collection volunteers from 6pm – 11pm

Vendor Market Square (Lakeview Parking Lot)
Friday June 30th, 4pm – 8pm; Saturday July 1st, Noon – Dusk; Sunday July 2nd, Noon – 4pm
Throughout the weekend there will be vendors set up in the Lakeview parking lot across from the beach. Bigg Smoak BBQ and Little Bones Wings will be selling food. Hair Hut, Scentsy, and Sweet Legs will be set up selling a variety of goods. Recycle Everywhere will also be onsite educating the public about recycling.
Chair: Pamela Habing, Ph: (204) 213-1117, Email:
No volunteers required.

Lions Oasis
Saturday July 1st from 11am – 6pm, Sunday, July 2nd from 1 – 4pm at the Community Centre… hamburgers, hot dogs and beverages. Please note on Sunday the Oasis will be set up outside, weather permitting, due to the Talent Show.
Chair: Lion Hanna Juenke, Ph: (204) 345-9914, Email:
Volunteers needed:
• 2 Kitchen Staff on Saturday, shifts available between 11am – 6pm
• BBQ Chef on Sunday, shifts available between 1 – 4pm

Family Fun Zone (Kids Activities) *ALL FREE*
Saturday July 1st at the Community Centre from 11am – 6pm
Sunday July 2nd starting at 1pm (lobby of Community Centre)
Chair (Games): Lion Kim Bruneau, Ph: (204) 340-0269, Email:
Chair (Face Painting): Lion Nora Roy: Ph: (204) 345-6090, Email:
Volunteers needed:
• Face Painters to work shifts on Saturday from 11am – 6pm and Sunday from 1pm – 4pm
• Game Assistants to work shifts on Saturday from 11am – 6pm

Petting Zoo & Barrel Train Rides *ALL FREE*
Sunday, July 2nd in the Community Centre parking lot from 1 – 4pm
Chair: Roland Simard, Ph: (204) 345-2823, Email:
Volunteers needed:
• Safety Walkers for Train Rides from 1– 4pm

Daily Beer Gardens & Entertainment at the Lac du Bonnet Arena
Friday to Sunday, June 30th to July 2nd:
Snake Oil with Special Guest Black Dog: June 30th 9pm
Marc Labossiere: July 1st after the Fireworks
Ray St. Germain with special guest Clint Dutiaume: July 2nd 3pm

Beer gardens are free Saturday Noon – 7pm, Sunday 5pm – Close pending attendance. All concerts require paid entry and concerts are $20/night or $50 for all three shows. Advance weekend passes can be purchased at Drifters, Ingham’s and Dancyt’s and a select few are available from Reeve Loren Schinkel at the RM of Lac du Bonnet office.
Contact: Jay Zarecki, Ph: (204) 345-3961, Email:
No volunteers required at this time.

Chance to Win 2 Tickets to Roger Waters Concert!
More details will be announced soon through the Lac du Bonnet Lions Club Facebook page. Must be in attendance during the Canada Day weekend for a chance to win. Must be in attendance when draw is made (prior to Fireworks). Must be 18 years or older to win. Prize valued at $500. Tickets generously donated by Corybantic Music Services.

FESTIVITIES ALL WEEKEND! Fun for the whole family!

This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada.


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