Fundraiser part of August long-weekend activities

Pancake breakfast proceeds to support baby Britton.

A pancake breakfast with a purpose.

That’s how the District of Sicamous, the Sicamous Legion and Uncle Terry Danielson will be kicking off the August long weekend.

On Saturday, Aug. 1, Danielson, in collaboration with the district and the legion, will be at it again, cooking up his famous pancake breakfast, upstairs at the legion. Making this local tradition extra special this year is the fact proceeds from the event will be donated to the family of Britton Hutchinson, the Sicamous baby who is awaiting a heart transplant.

The breakfast runs from 8 to 11 a.m., when another tradition is set to begin – the annual August long-weekend parade.

The parade will start at Eagle River Secondary School, move down Finlayson Street to Riverside Avenue and make its way up Main Street.

Traffic along Main Street will be closed from 8 to 11:30 a.m. (or until the parade is finished), with flaggers controlling the intersections at Paradise, Gil  and Riverside avenues from 10:30 to the end of the parade.

Anyone wanting to be in the parade, or willing to volunteer with the event, may contact Coun. Gord Bushell at 250-803-8606, or the district office at 250-836-2477.

Another August long-weekend tradition, the Moose Mouse Sandfest, is not happening this year. But the Sicamous and District Chamber of Commerce says it will return bigger and better next year.