After a lost year in 2020 where the majority of community events were cancelled due to pandemic restrictions, Canora and area residents once again have the opportunity to get together and spend time together while enjoying what Canora has to offer.
The Canora Tourism Fundraising Committee is hosting the upcoming Live & Play Street Festival which will be held on August 21, according to Brandi Zavislak, community development officer.
“This is on the same weekend as The Community Wide Garage Sale to really draw a large number of people to our community,” said Zavislak. “The Live & Play Street Festival is the first event that the Canora Tourism Fundraising Committee is hosting. There are at this time over 25 vendors registered and many local businesses downtown will be taking part in this street festival as well. We wanted to host an event to promote our local business community and incorporate local producers and artisans.”
There will a wide variety of activities for all ages to enjoy during the event, including: Good Spirit Petting Zoo, Cruisers Car Club, Main Street Mobile Van for Kids, Train Rides by Louie, Pancake Breakfast Sponsored by Paws & Claws, Rainbow Hall Committee is serving perogies, sausage, poutine, wings and much more.
“There will be beer gardens and music set up at the CN Station House Museum,” continued Zavislak. “Local business Better Than Before will be hosting a Pie Throwing Contest with all proceeds going to the swimming pool projects.”
Proceeds of the Live & Play Street Festival will go towards a variety of community enhancement projects.
“The Canora Tourism Fundraising Committee is passionate about community revitalization and dedicated to hosting community events that will bring tourists to our community and support local businesses,” concluded Zavislak.