Dear Editor:

The Kinsmen Club of Windermere Valley has hosted the valleys Annual Canada Day Fireworks for over 20 years and folks line Lake Windermere to catch a glimpse of the spectacular show.

With money tight in our community, business donations are down and so we ask you, the viewing public, to help us put on a great show! If everyone who watches the fireworks donated a toonie, the costs would be covered for years.

Please dig deep and donate via our coin boxes located in businesses throughout Invermere, mail a donation to us at Box 2039, Invermere, BC V0A 1K0 or drop a donation off at Local View Printing & Design in Invermeres Industrial Park, one block west and north of the bottle depot.

Remember, the fireworks display will blast off at one minute after midnight on the night of June 30th.

The fireworks will be set off just east of the Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena in Invermere, and we would also like to thank Stoneset Equity Development Corporation for generously allowing us to use their property again this year as our launch pad. The best places to see the show are beside the Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena, Lakeview Road on the east side of Lake Windermere, James Chabot Beach at the north end of the lake, or from one of the many boats that anchor on the lake each year.

Thank you everyone, for your generous contributions to the show.

On behalf of the Kinsmen Club of Windermere Valley, we look forward to seeing you at midnight on Monday, June 30th for another great show to kick off Canada Day 2014!

Yours truly,

Lawrence Bell and Steve Mantyka

Fireworks Co-chairs

Kinsmen Club of Windermere Valley