Councillor Kim Maynard cuts one of the Canada Day Cakes while two little ones wait in great anticipation. Games and crafts for the children were held as well as tours of the museum. Outside

Councillor Kim Maynard cuts one of the Canada Day Cakes while two little ones wait in great anticipation. Games and crafts for the children were held as well as tours of the museum. Outside

Celebrating Canada Day

Princeton’s Canada Day celebrations took place at the Princeton Museum, followed by a free swim at the Princeton Centennial Pool.

Princeton’s Canada Day celebrations took place at the Princeton Museum from 11 a.m., to 1 p.m., followed by a free swim at the Princeton Centennial Pool.

Participants enjoyed music by the Allenby Road Band, museum tours and the children enjoyed crafts and relay games.

Opening with all singing O Canada, Mayor Armitage then gave a welcome and introduced the Princeton Youth Ambassadors of 2014; ambassador Alex Burke and vice-ambassador Kassidy McCutcheon.

Local artist Tim Hall presented a reading of “Say the Names.”

“Say the Names” is an evocative verse by Canadian poet, Al Purdy. His estate gave permission for its reproduction to be used where the Tulameen and Similkameen Rivers join at The Bridge of Dreams.

The poem placement is the result of a joint effort between the Vermilion Trail Society and the Princeton Community Arts Council.

To top off the celebration at the museum, Canada Day cakes were enjoyed courtesy of Jeanie Williams.