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Evangel Church helps kick off Canada Day celebrations

Organizer Ted Sloan from the Evangel Church says part of their mandate is to care for the city and this event is a way for them to show appreciation for everybody in the neighbourhood.

“Sometimes this city can be very transient and we have people going in and out. Sometimes it’s really hard to get into the cliques or to know what’s happening,” Sloan explained. “What we’re really promoting is community, partnership, friendship. There’s no hang-ups, we just want to promote friendship and love.”

Entertainment during Church in the Park saw a number of Christian Rock Bands, while the Barn Dance provided popular country rock at the hands of a DJ.

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Fort St. John local, Jane Drew says she enjoys watching everyone come together for the dance.

“I think this is fantastic. It’s such a good community event and it’s bringing out all sorts of different people, country lovers and non country lovers,” Drew said.

If you missed yesterday’s party, there’s still the World Fair taking place today, beginning at 3:00 p.m.

Don’t miss the big day on July 1, starting with the Classic Car Show and Shine at 10:00 a.m., followed by the Canada Day Parade, Celebration in the Park and Fireworks at Surerus Fields.