Canada Day in Kitimat also means presentation of community awards.
A number of Community Recognition Awards were handed out at the Riverlodge marking the past year’s most notable Kitimatians.
Duncan Peacock earned an award for over 10 years working with the Kitimat Marine Rescue Society.
Angelo Demelo was recognized for many years of volunteer service with youth sports, the Kitimat Ice Demons and providing investment information to Kitimat seniors.
Robert Buller and Deana Buller were recognized for their volunteer hours to start-up the Cadets program in Kitimat.
John F. Denholme Sr. was singled out for over 15 years volunteering for the Kitimat Food Bank.
Murray Minchin received his due winning a recognition award for his advocacy work with the Douglas Channel Watch.
Barbara Hall, as the driving force behind recycling in Kitimat with her title as President of Kitimat Understanding the Environment, won an award.
In recognition of Super Series Star Skate provincial championships, Tayah Pacheco, Mikaela Carreiro and Aliyah Goncalves earned Recognition of Excellence awards.
Representing the BC Seniors Games Zone 10, winning awards were Joe Martyres and Ron Adam (Social bridge), Jackie Dean and Jim Potuzak (cribbage), Eylene Craven (5-pin bowling), Rena Hummel and Lisa Stumpf (Darts), Tony Abriel, Howard Smith and Larry Blackmore (curling), Anne Berrisford and Betty Glover (golf).
Meanwhile, for the Kinsmen’s Canada Day Parade, they had 26 entries.
First place in the parade went to the Kitimat Dynamics Gymnastics Club.
The Luso took second place with their lively float.
Douglas Channel Watch earned third with their colourful and vibrant entry.