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Marking 150 in Badger

Cutting the Canada Day cake to kick of 150th birthday celebrations in Badger were, left to right, Mayor Mike Patey, Gertrude Drover (oldest resident at 98) and Junior Miss Badger Samantha Walbourne.
Cutting the Canada Day cake to kick of 150th birthday celebrations in Badger were, left to right, Mayor Mike Patey, Gertrude Drover (oldest resident at 98) and Junior Miss Badger Samantha Walbourne.

BADGER, NL - From a nearly 100-year-old citizen cutting a cake to visitors from the Texas, the many who turned out for Canada Day activities in Badger today endured some cold temperatures to say Happy Birthday to their country.

The cooler temperatures and threat of rain didn’t dampen the spirit much as the annual celebration began with a ceremony at 11 a.m. to honour those who have served in past military crisis.

Emma Patey gathers the spoils from a successful piñata opening.

Games continued into the afternoon, with food and cake being served to the crowd of all ages.

Activities conclude Saturday night with a fireworks display.

Sisters Emma and Charlotte Butt got to share in the Canada Day fun in Badger.
Meghan Eveleigh, visiting all the way from Austin, Texas, bundled up against the cold and joined in some piñata fun at Badger’s Canada Day celebrations.

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