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Large crowds welcome back Canora in Bloom

Community embraces the return of week-long events for all different ages.

CANORA - For the first time since before COVID-19 came on the scene, Canora in Bloom once again welcomed visitors from Canora and across the region.

A wide variety of events provided something of interest for just about everyone, according to Brandi Zavislak, community development officer.

“The ladies at the St. Andrews United Church had a fabulous attendance for their Perogy Lunch,” said Zavislak. “Their perogies and mushroom sauce was very popular. The events hosted by Leisure Services and Crossroads Credit Union were an outstanding success. Over 500 hot dogs were served. The swimming pool was packed with various age groups all week and fun was had by all!”

The Canora Tourism Fundraising Committee held a hamburger and hotdog barbecue which was very busy.

“We raise a lot of money for the community and to top it off we had the pleasure of hosting our barbecue with the Kidspace daycare kids which made it really special. The kids enjoyed hosting this event with our committee,” reported Zavislak.

The Evening Market on Friday on Main Street in Canora attracted 35 vendors, who reported that business was brisk.

“We had to set everyone up for the evening market at the north end of Main Street as we got so many vendors registered that we needed the extra room.”

Canora Tourism Fundraising Committee members served beef-on-a-bun and hosted beer gardens outside the CN Station House Museum.

“The event was so busy that the beef-on-a-bun was sold out in a matter of a couple hours,” shared Zavislak. “It was a great way to end off the busy week of festivities.”

Work by the Canora Tourism Fundraising Committee is targeted to raise funds for various community enhancement projects in Canora.

“We really appreciated the community’s support,” said Zavislak. “We got a ton of positive feedback from residents and visitors who were happy with the week-long Canora in Bloom celebrations. We get the most compliments from people who live in surrounding communities. These people are very impressed with how hard we are working to host events that really promote tourism and draw people to the community.”

Now that Canora in Bloom is in the rear view mirror, plans are ramping up for the Canora Live & Play Street Festival coming up on August 20.