celebrations hosted by the Blind Bay Hall Association were held right at the
hall with an outdoor platform for the musicians to perform on, there were car awards given that were made available by donations from local businesses and a silent
auction to be viewed and bid on. A day full of celebrating events.
Blind Bay, BC,
originally called Trapper’s Landing, is the community nestled into a beautiful
corner of the Shuswap Lake east of Kamloops with a view to enjoy year round. Blind Bay celebrated their Centennial this
year and hosted a special day to bring everyone together to enjoy the occasion.
|Heart of Blind Bay, BC|
Bay hall is the location of the very first school built here and opened 100
years ago. Many visited in the
available seating, taking in the events and enjoying some great hamburgers and hot dogs donated by the
Blind Bay Village Grocer and prepared by volunteers.
|Days of old delivery truck|
ceremonies began at 10am and the celebration kept everything hopping for
hours. The talented performers could be heard from
afar with everyone enjoying the music and little ones dancing to their hearts
|Don Hart entertains|
There was a
car show that had some very special models on display, many of which are from
Blind Bay, but visitor cars were made welcome, too.
|1936 Ford Tudor Touring Sedan|
Bay Rd was closed for vehicular traffic at this location and used as a display location for the many cars. The road was busy with locals and visitors walking and enjoying the shine and polish of these collectors.
|1949 Studebaker truck and 1959 Studebaker Silver Hawk|
made a great backdrop for the cars and the weather was perfect for such an
event. With the overnight showers having
cooled the hot temperature down a bit and a nice breeze blowing across the
venue, the weather cooperated perfectly.
|Show and Shine at Blind Bay, BC|
The musical star
attraction of the day was Aaron Halliday, who does Alan Jackson music right
down to his appearance. Almost Alan does
a great job and drew a good crowd to enjoy his show.
|Aaron Halliday is "Almost Alan"|
|Blind Bay Centennial Celebrations|
There were zillions
of volunteer hours put into organizing and working the celebrations which did
not go unnoticed by the visitors and locals who came to enjoy their day. Great job done by Dave and his crew.
Hall Association, Cedar Heights Community Association, Notch Hill Town Hall and Shuswap Estates
Community Association all participated with different venues and
attractions. The community that began 100 years ago still
has the community spirit that would make the pioneers proud.
Bay Centennial celebration!
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