PICs – Canada Day celebrated the old-fashioned way

Old farm tractors and equipment were on display. Left-right, are Thomas Claydon, Grant Gaschnitz, Trevor Stout, Rudy Lubeseder, association treasurer Darron Riddle and past president Len Parke.

Canada Day was celebrated the old-fashioned way July 1 at Triangle with the Pioneer Threshermans Association. An ecumenical church service in the old United Church was the only event that went ahead as planned as the rain and cool weather put a damper on the schedule. All outdoor activities were can- celled, including an antique tractor parade, demonstrations of flour milling, threshing and sawmill work, antique tractor barrel race and lumberjack competition. Despite the inclement weather, the spirits were still high as people enjoyed friendship and food.

The photo tells the story of Canada Day. Rebekah Strebchuk, 9, middle, takes cover under a Canada umbrella with Elias Krahn, 2, left, and Jessie Holleis, 3, in Triangle.
An ecumenical church service in the old High Prairie United Church started the day. Left-right, are Stephanie Harbidge, Leif Harbidge, Aaron Harbidge and Austin Harbidge. Aaron Harbidge shared a message that focused on freedoms in Canada.
A covered touring wagon made its debut after the Pioneer Threshermans Association recently bought it from Wanham. The wagon is also accessible for one wheelchair. Association president Henry Nyberg pulls the wagon with a Cockshutt 30 tractor. He says the association plans to enter the wagon in the High Prairie Elks Pro Rodeo parade on July 31.

 

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