Canada Day is coming up fast and as a part of the fundraising experience for the popular fireworks display the Kinsmen Club of Windermere Valley will be holding a barbecue at Home Hardware in Invermere starting at 10:30 a.m. on June 25.
Once again this year, Al and Lucy Miller at Home Hardware have offered their store to hold the fundraiser, which means a great deal to the club.
“It is huge. The Miller family has been a strong supporter of the Kinsmen for many years. They also support many other groups in the area. There is always a lot of traffic up there and it helps get awareness out to the community. They are proud to be in the community and we are fortunate to have them there,” said fireworks chairperson, Steve Mantyka.
The Kinsmen invite everyone to come to Home Hardware to enjoy a brat on a bun and a drink anytime after 10:30 a.m. Saturday morning until the brats are all gone.
Stoneset Equities have generously allowed the Kinsmen to set off the fireworks again this year from their property east of the Eddie Mountain Memorial arena in Invermere.
Prime viewing locations are the area beside the Arena, Lakeview Road on the east side of Lake Windermere, Athalmer beach at the north end of the lake, or on one of the many boats that anchor in the lake each year to see the show.
As for why people should drop by Mantyka said, “They should come out because they are supporting the fireworks. All of the proceeds go towards the fireworks so not only are you having a tasty snack, you are also helping us celebrate being Canadian. This event is a ton of fun and it is very social for the members. It is amazing. The community blows my mind when we have a fundraiser because the proceeds go through the roof. People care about this community and want it to be the best place on earth to live.”
The Kinsmen Canada Day Fireworks will be launched one minute after midnight on the night of Thursday June 30.
The Kinsmen hope to see a record crowd on the night to take in the Fireworks and kick off another great Canada Day.