MarketFest was a huge success in Nelson's downtown on Friday night.

Putting it all together in Nelson

It was an incredible start to true summer in the Kootenays. The heat finally arrived and the streets were buzzing with activity.

It was an incredible start to true summer in the Kootenays. The heat finally arrived and the streets were buzzing with activity.

MarketFest opened the weekend on Friday with another beauty. Hundreds came out to take in food, drink, dance, crafts and culture. The three-block gathering was one of the early highlights of the summer. Congratulations to the West Kootenay EcoSociety and everyone else involved in putting on the event.

A pair of L.V. Rogers high school reunions were also part of the mix starting Friday night and extending through the long weekend. Old classmates gathered to swap stories and forge new bonds.

The long weekend concluded with Canada Day and once again the party in Nelson was another huge success. Starting with the Lions Club breakfast on Baker Street and ending with fireworks along the West Arm, in between, the celebration was filled with the best of small town life.

In today’s paper you will find plenty of photos documenting some of the highlights (more can be found online at nelsonstar.com). The smiles on the faces that took in the events are proof that those who put it all together succeeded. And it’s to those people that we would like to send out the biggest thanks.

The smiles are the end product of hundreds of hours of hard work and planning. Long before MarketFest hits the street, the grads gather or O Canada is sung, there’s an army of volunteers who helps piece these events together. They don’t do it for thanks, they do it because they love where they live and they want to celebrate community.

So to all those who had a hand in making this past weekend one to remember: thank you. We appreciate everything you do to make Nelson the remarkable community it is.

 

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