The volunteers at the Aldergrove Legion Canada Day party were taken aback — and very pleased — by the amount of people coming in to visit the kids’ playground area that they had set up for their Canada Day Party.
“We had over 400 people attend,” said Legion vice president Karen Hobbis. “It tripled in size from last year.”
The dunk tank had kids and parents and even some Legion folks went in the obstacle course, bouncy castle, water balloon toss — and it’s not the same without a wandering magician to entertain kids of all ages.
“We had people step in and do some face painting too. We gave out over 300 hamburgers and hot dogs, free popcorn and delicious birthday cakes from one of our talented members,” said Hobbis.
The lure of old-fashioned and free family fun in the Aldergrove Legion’s fenced park area brought in droves of happy families, who had Canada Day painted faces and 150th Birthday ink “tattoos” applied to their skin for the day.
There were also the very popular sports day activities such as sack races.
“Thanks to Township for their donation to help the Legion make this day special for our community and to finish the day off we sold steak dinners and had a band perform. Many thanks to the Aldergrove comunity for coming and supporting our local Legion,” said Hobbis.
In related news, the BC Pioneer Truck Society parked some of their vintage trucks nearby at the Otter Co-op, which hosted a Canada Day Raspberry Social.
Also in attendance were volunteers from the Aldergrove Fair Days, selling their tie-dyed T-shirts, while soliciting more volunteers for the upcoming Aldergrove Fair Days, July 14-16.