National Park prepared for busy long weekend

By By Nigel Maxwell
June 30, 2018 - 10:00am Updated: June 30, 2018 - 12:13pm

A volleyball tournament, bike decorating competition and parade are among the events planned for Canada Day long weekend at Prince Albert National Park.

Lisa Rowe, the administrator at the Waskesiu Chamber of Commerce office, said the weekend represents the official kickoff to their season.

"With our recreation rentals we go from maybe seeing two people a day to being fully booked and rented most of the day," she said.

Rowe said she is most looking forward to the opening of the new mini-golf course Sunday at 2 p.m.Work on the site near the tennis courts was started back in September.

The Canada Day festivities kick off Sunday morning with yoga in the park at 8 a.m as well as a pancake breakfast at the community hall. The parade is scheduled to start at noon and will run by down Waskesiu Dr., to be immediately followed by the ceremonial flag raising outside the visitor centre. Throughout the day there will be lots for families to see and do including games in the park and a children's entertainment stage. Waskesiu's community hall will be rocking from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. with live entertainment provided by the bands Flashback and Almighty Voice.

Shayne Lazarowich, with Almighty Voice, said he looks forward to playing the concert July 1.

"There's generally a very large audience, and anybody who's there is happy and having a good time," he said. "I feel that's good energy to be around."

Almighty Voice has a new album coming out in the fall, and Lazarowich said the band will likely play a few songs off that album as well as some of their more familiar songs.  The band's performance is scheduled to start at around 5:30 p.m. 


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