NIPAWIN — Canada Day will look a little different this year in Nipawin.
Mayor Rennie Harper and other members of the Nipawin Pandemic and Economic Interagency Committee are planning to make some noise at noon on July 1 as a way to celebrate and they invite everyone to join them from their front steps. Making noise includes everything from banging pots and pans to cheering to clapping and stomping your feet.
Chelsea Corrigan, Nipawin’s recreation director said there will also be a Canada Day photo contest and people can enter by sharing their photos on the Nipawin Parks and Rec Facebook page for a chance to win a season pass for the Nipawin swimming pool.
Summer programs are all set to start, with the town’s Parks and Recreation Department fun factory program for five to eight-year-olds and the North East School Division outreach program for nine to 12-year-olds.
While in the past the programs were usually a drop-in program, this year the town will need people to register in order to keep numbers within the public health requirements, Corrigan said.
There will be lots to do while keeping within COVID-19 safety guidelines, including weekly trips to the Nipawin Regional Park, picnics, and other field trips.
Registration is now open for both summer programs, which can be done through the same site as registration for the Nipawin swimming lessons.