A riot of sights and sounds have returned for Canal Flats families and visitors from the surrounding areas.

The Canal Days celebration will begin on Wednesday, June 3rd with a childrens talent show at 7 p.m. held in the community hall.

Everything starts on Wednesday, said Lee-Ann Leachman, event organizer. Ill take registrations up until the day before the event. This years 55th annual Canal Days, which was formerly known as May Days, will offer fun for everyone.

There will be bingo held at the community hall at 7 p.m. with a $500 Bonanza and a $500 Free Game on Thursday, June 4th.

There will be a family dance at 7 p.m. and childrens bingo between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. at the community hall on Friday, June 5th. This year, I would like all former princesses and queens to come, said Ms. Leachman. A couple of years back, we had the very first queen ever. (Ruth) passed away last year though, so she wont be attending.

However, the contest stopped roughly 10 years ago. I havent done that, she said. Ive only been running it for four years. The festivities will wrap up with vendors, childrens activities and a parade at 10:30 a.m. at Martin Morigeau Elementary School on Saturday, June 6th.

People can come from all over the valley, said Ms. Leachman.