Tuesday, July 14, 2009  
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Quote of the Week
“No, I did not.”
- Councillor John Salus  
- when questioned whether 
or not he divulged confidential 
information to the Pass Herald 


The busiest local weekend of the year is nearly upon us. Are you ready for another great Rum Runner Days and Thunder in the Valley celebration?
Each year, thousands of people from throughout the province and area visit the Pass to enjoy the parade, the incredibly popular fireworks, and all the community has to offer. This year, Rum Runner Days events will take place from July 16 through July 18.
The weekend kicks off on Thursday, July 16, as the Crowsnest Pass Golf & Country Club hosts the fifth annual Green & Gold Bill Fukami Memorial Golf Tournament.
This event is an important fundraiser for the high school’s Athletic & Academic Society. It’s a great way to spend a day, and features a scramble, dinner, and prizes.
The RBC Sole Survivor event will take place on the evening of Friday, July 17, in Blairmore. Hundreds of people take part in the two, five, and ten kilometre walks and runs through town.
The main events of Rum Runner Days take place on Saturday, July 18, starting with a pancake breakfast at the Blairmore Lions Pride Hall, across from the pool on main street. The breakfast runs from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m., and is a great way to start your day before the parade.
The Rum Runner Days parade will roll, walk, and ride its way down main street Blairmore, starting at 11:00 a.m. We offer only one piece of advice –– come early if you want to find a parking space.
From 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., due to the parade, only westbound traffic will be allowed on 21st Avenue. The West Blairmore access will be closed after the Mac’s store entrance from 9:00 a.m. to noon, and 20th Avenue will be closed from 107th Street to 133rd Street from 10:00 a.m. until after the parade.
After the parade, you can catch numerous activities in and around Gazebo Park, on main street. There will be a midway, a petting zoo, concessions, music, family activities, and more.
The weekend will also see the Pass host a Rum Runner Days co-ed slo-pitch tournament.
The Thunder in the Valley fireworks show will start at 11:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 18. Security will be employed at the Isabelle Sellon School field again this year, to keep alcohol out of the field in an effort to keep it more family friendly. There will be no beer garden outside the field this year.
The RCMP will have an increased presence during the day and during and after the fireworks.
Several traffic restrictions will be in place for the fireworks.
After 5:00 p.m., the centre access southbound lane will be closed for emergency vehicles only, and vehicles can only enter Blairmore through the east and west accesses. Be sure to park your vehicle facing the direction you wish to leave town from when the fireworks are done.
All traffic after the fireworks will be forced to make right turns only from their parking areas, with no exceptions. All westbound traffic must exit Blairmore from the west access, and all eastbound traffic must exit from the east access.
Once on the highway, there will be no stopping or parking allowed on the shoulders, in order to keep traffic flowing in an orderly manner.
Traffic parked on the north side of the highway, in the cemetery area, will all be directed to the west.
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