Trochu Elks #168 Canada Day celebrations wrap-up long weekend

Trochu Parade Canada Day

Canada Day in Trochu was a weekend event and showcased its wild and wooly side as over 25 kids participated in the mutton busting event on June 30. The same day, they held a mini pony rodeo, wild pony races, and for the tamer participants there were bouncy castles and face painting. That day ended with an evening dance until 3:00 a.m. for those who could survive that long. On July 1st, it was Gymkhana day with cash prizes. Result will be provided in the next issue of The Capital.

Then came July 2nd and the Trochu Elks #168 Canada Day celebrations, starting with a pancake breakfast to be followed with a parade of floats at 11:00 a.m. the Innisfail Pipe Band led the parade but floats are no longer judged. For breakfast, the Elks fed 500 with proceeds to go toward Trochu Elks, who actually sponsored the free swim from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. A ‘$1000 Bill Raffle’ was won by Laurie Painter $1000, and Dick Haworth won $300, and Louise Higginbottom won $200. Proceeds from this raffle go toward the Trochu Arboretum Society. The financials of what was made will be released with next week’s paper.

An Adult Mixed Slo Pitch tournament went all weekend, starting Friday, with 24 teams participating. Not all finals played due to some rain on Monday afternoon. In the ‘A’ event the final teams decided to split the money. Those two teams were a Red Deer team F’N Donkeys and a local team called Yard Goats headed by Camille Stankievech. The ‘B’ side was won by Red Deer team Wrec N Balz, with 2nd place going to Taker Homers headed by Tiffany Richmond. ‘C’ side was won by the local team Genesis, headed by Debbie Dyck, with 2nd place going to the Red Deer team Jagerbombers. ‘D’ side also decided to split the money and those two teams were Swingerz & Dingerz headed by Landon Kletke and the other team was a Red Deer team I’d Hit That. ‘E’ side was won by Three Hills team Don’t Have a Clue headed by Bob Leuf and in 2nd was a local team headed by Steven Ross.

Other events included hot dogs and ice cream served at the Seniors Drop In, as well as roast beef supper by the Country Cookers.

Look for more results in next week’s edition of The Capital.