Pioneer Threshermen's plans exciting Canada Day celebration
South Peace News
Pioneer Threshermen's is once again hosting Canada Day Celebrations out at Triangle.
Several events and demonstrations, food booths, and even helicopter rides will be available at the July 1 celebration. For just $7.00 a person, the whole family can enjoy a day of fun.
The day will be kicked off with a free breakfast from 8 to 9:30 a.m, followed by the opening of a food booth.
For a discounted rate, helicopter rides will be offered, a new addition to the celebration. A five minute ride will cost $20, a 10 minute ride $38. Longer rides can be negotiated. Ultra Helicopters, the company doing the rides, is currently offering a package deal, one that will be also be offered during the celebration. This package gives a half-hour ride to four people for $300. The rates offered throughout the day are about half what is normally charged. The rides will continuethroughout the day as demand requires.
Antique tractors will be paraded at 11 a.m. and again at 3 p.m. Pioneer Threshermen member Randy Backs invites those with antique farm equipment to join the parade. It will already feature 15 pieces, and several are real collector's items, according to Backs. He says that they have equipment dating from the late 1890's to the early 1900's. An old steamer and several machines that run on oil will be part of the parade.
A demolition derby will be getting underway at noon, an event that is usually a feature attraction.
"There's always something to talk about with the derby," says Backs. "There's always some controversy."
Cars for the derby should be registered by 10 a.m. on Canada Day. First prize is $2,000; second and third place amounts will be based on the number of entries.
Another event people can enter is the logging events, which start at 11 a.m. Teams with people from Buchanan Lumber, Tolko, and other forestry companies try their hands in competitions involving chainsaws, handsaws, axes and other tools from the industry. Anyone can enter the competition, not just those who work in the field.
Throughout the day, there will also be threshing demonstrations, where stooks are fed through a thresher to produce the grain. This will be followed by flour grinding, making use of the grain produced in the previous demonstration.
An antique vehicle show and shine will be on display throughout the day as well.
"We are promoting antique vehicles, even the old muscle cars," says Backs.
People are welcome to bring their vehicles to the show, they do not have to register them ahead of time.
The exciting day will be brought to a close with a supper catered by Kenatan catering. The home made supper will begin at 5:30 p.m. Hopefully the weather will be beautiful for this busy day, allowing people to celebrate the birth of their country by getting back to their roots.
For more information contact Randy at 523-7617 or Bert at 523-8211.
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