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Thanks to Ste. Rose Du Lac IGA for sponsoring the pancake breakfast!

Canada Day Family Fun Day went off with a BANG!

With the forecast showing rain for July 1, 2016, mother nature really came through and provided the perfect day for Canada Day Family Fun Day!

We kicked off the day with a pancake breakfast out on the grounds at the Narrows Lodge. The volunteers began preparing early for the crowds but never anticipated how many people would come and join us for breakfast and show their support. Our outdoor grills were working hard to keep up with all our guests, but thanks to Debbie and the Narrows West Lodge staff, the committee members and community volunteers, we were able to cook over 600 pancakes and over 500 sausages, feeding more than 250 people. A special thanks goes to Ste. Rose IGA for donating all the ingredients, plates and cutlery needed to pull off such a wonderful breakfast! Also a thank you to all those that volunteered (Scott, Whitney, Brandee, Deb, and Corey) at the pancake breakfast and those that helped us out with our supplies. Even though we planned for double the people we had last year, the popularity of the pancake breakfast surpassed even our expectations. Thank you to Rosie and the Lodge who donated extra cups and cutlery to enable us to serve such a large crowd.

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Free Pancake Breakfast on a beautiful Canada Day!

 
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Great turn out for breakfast!

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Donated by Moosehorn CO-OP

Full Day of Fun in the Sun for the Kids!

After the breakfast the real fun began. This year we had two bouncy castles for the kids to enjoy. Our Ocean Breeze bouncy castle was perfect for the little tikes. Kids had a blast jumping inside and then sliding out the slide. Thank you to Moosehorn CO-OP for donating the Ocean Breeze Bouncy Castle for the day! Thank you Rosie, Joy and Gabe for supervising the castle for the day!

Our mini fishing games were a hit last year and so we brought it back along with a few new ones like Ring Toss, Krazy Cans, Tic Tac Toe, and kids lawn darts!

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Mini Fisherman's Derby was a hit with all the kids! Thanks to Gabe for supervising this game!

 
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Thank you Cheyanne Dokken and Alisha Coutu that helped out with the event posters, preparing for the day and then supervising the games!

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Kids lining up for the Ocean Breeze Bouncy Castle

 
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Carnival games and prizes a hit for children of all ages!

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Donated by Lake Manitoba Narrows Land Owners Association

Our Sports Extreme bouncy castle was a huge hit with all the kids. Two at a time, kids got to run, jump, shoot and then slide down this 30 foot basketball net! Thank you to the Lake Manitoba Narrows Land Owners Association for donating the Sports Extreme bouncy castle for the day!

Thank you Colleen, Greg, Maria and Elsdon for supervising the sports castle for the day!

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Donated by Lake Manitoba Narrows Land Owners Association

 
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Thank You Lori Gulay for putting together all the loot bags!

Loot Bags and Lunch!!!

Like last year, the committee prepared a registration table where kids received wrist bands and loot bags filled with Canada day stuff and treats! This year each loot bag had a special surprise! A free lunch coupon which included a free hot dog donated by Porkchops Roadside Grill as well as chips and a drink provided by the Narrows Camper Committee.

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Thank you to Evan Kruse and Marc Ghantous for BBQing the hotdogs. Thank you to Porkchops for the hot dog donation!

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Amazing Face Painting

From 1 - 3 pm we held face painting under the blue tent! Volunteer Amber Hagans and Committee member Tegan Fielberg created pure art for the kids. Due to the amazing designs and popularity of the face painting station, the ladies stayed until almost 5pm to make sure every last kid got the design of their dreams! Amazing job ladies and thank you for all your hard work.

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Thank you Tara Dokken for all your hard work preparing the Silent Auction and thank you Sue Rehberg-Reid for all your help on the Family Fun Day!

Family Fun Day Silent Auction

From 12 - 4 pm we held a silent auction under the tent. We had a wide range of prizes, some valued at over $500! Thank you to all the businesses, land owners and campers that donated prize packs for the silent auction. With your generosity we were able to raise more than enough to cover the day's events, buy additional fireworks and have a great head start towards next year's Family Fun Day which will celebrate Canada's 150th birthday!

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Thank you to all that supported the Silent Auction.

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Check out a few videos from the Canada Day fireworks display on our Facebook Page.

The Grand Finale: The Fireworks Display

At 11 pm the entire community joined together on the beach, in their boats along the shore and on the deck of the Lodge to see the fireworks display. It was a spectacular show that lasted over 30 minutes. Thank you to Scott, Clancy, Elsdon and Maria for all their hard work in creating such a wonderful fireworks display and a fantastic ending to a great day at the lake. The cheers and honks from the spectators could be heard long after the last sparks landed, reassuring us that the Family Fun Day was a great way to bring this amazing community together.

A Special Thanks To All That Donated For The Fireworks Display

On behalf of the Narrows Camping Committee, we thank everyone for helping make the Family Fun Day and Fireworks Display a huge success. Thanks to Archangel Fireworks in assisting us in our fireworks production, to Narrows West Lodge for letting us use their green space, use of their their picnic tables, porta-potties and the kitchen, and helping raise money with their posters, collection jars, 50/50's in the bar and advertising. Thank you to the Lake Manitoba Narrows Game and Fish for their donation to the fireworks. Thank you to Brock Warrener, Jim Dokken and Gabe Rodriguez for helping with the set up and clean up of the event.

A special thanks to the Narrows Camping Committee made up of Tara Dokken, Tegan Fielberg, Lori Gulay, Rhonna Rodriguez, Sue Rehberg-Reid and Delaine Figur for all their hard work throughout the year to make this day possible.

We would like to take the opportunity to say thank you to all the community members, campers, cabin owners, land owners and everyone who has made donations or volunteered. We are truly appreciative for your contributions and support towards this community event.

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