Today marks the official anniversary of the RM of Lac du Bonnet, with the first ever council meeting taking place this day 100 years ago. If you’re a history aficionado, this may just make your day – read the minutes from the first council meeting.
On Friday, June 2nd, we celebrated the RM of Lac du Bonnet’s Centennial Anniversary with a true Lac du Bonnet style yard party. Nearly 600 people braved the scorching temperatures and high winds to celebrate with us.
During the opening ceremonies, the RM was recognized and congratulated by the Honourable James Bezan, MLA Wayne Ewasko, Chief Jim Bear of the Brokenhead Ojibway Nation, Mayor Gord Peters, and the Reeve of Brokenhead Brad Saluk who was also representing the Association of Manitoba Municipalities.
The entertainment for the afternoon consisted of four local bands showcasing just a slice of what Lac du Bonnet has to offer when it comes to the music talent pool. The first to hit the stage was Moon, Son and Stars, making their debut performance and delighting the crowds with a series of cover songs and original music writen by local, Walter Mooney. Next up we hit the hardcore bluegrass stylings of the one and only Ken Kansas. Richard Nadolsky entertained the crowds with his set of original, foot stomping, Manitoban style tunes, and the young singer/songwriter Cohen Sieg wore his heart on his sleeve as closed out the day.
We’d like to send a big shout out and lots of love to Greg Short, who withstood the heat of the day and the grill, for cooking up 500 smokies for us.
We hope you all enjoyed the event as much as we did! If you didn’t make it down, or just want to relive some of your favorite parts of the day, 7/10 Photography has put together a collection of images for us.