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Blackville Celebrates Canada Day

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The village of Blackville showed its patriotic colours last weekend at a variety of Canada Day events. On Thursday night, June 30, the annual fireworks display lit up the sky over Blackville Park, where earlier in the evening Debbie Muck and Eric Hendricks entertained the crowd at the park pavilion.

On Friday morning, July 1, a breakfast was held at the Father AA McKinnon Memorial Hall, followed by a Strawberry Tea.

In the afternoon, hundreds of people lined the streets of the village to watch local businesses, groups and individuals take place in the annual parade.  A celebration was held at the municipal park following the parade, with a bbq hosted by the Blackville Fire Department, games for kids, and a presentation of prizes to parade participants.

For the bike category, 1st place was Chloe Curtis, 2nd place was Nathan Gillespie and 3rd place was Kate Sturgeon.  Float winners were “Fishers of Men” by Saint Raphael’s Youth Group with first place, followed by Silas Jardine Memorial float with second place and the Gray Rapids Pentecostal Church with third place.  Click a photo below to enlarge.

Village of Blackville

Village of Blackville

The village of Blackville is governed by an elected council made up of a mayor and four councillors. Incorporated as a village in 1966, Blackville has a population of 958 and has had a long history related to forestry and salmon fishing.

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