Dear Editor:

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

As we know this year we all get to celebrate 150 years of Canada as a country and the Kinsmen Club is proud to have been around for 97 of those years.

We always appreciate business donations, and we would like to ask you, the viewing public to help us put on a great show!

If everyone who watched 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, B.C., 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.

We also have a fundraising barbecue on Saturday, June 24th at Home Hardware. Come and get a bratwurst and a pop or make a donation.

The fireworks will be set off just east of the Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena in Invermere, and we would also like to thank Canadian Pacific Rail for generously allowing us to use their property 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 Friday, June 30th for another great show to kick-off Canada Day 2017 and Canadas 150th birthday!

Lawrence Bell and Steve Mantyka,

fireworks co-chairs

Kinsmen Club of Windermere Valley