Eye on the ball
Blakely Homer, 3, of Crysler was the picture of concentration on her mini-putt technique while exploring the inflatable games and rides for Embrun Summerfest. Sawyer Helmer photo

Slithering friends
Families at the Summerfest were treated to a reptile show from Little Ray’s Nature Centre. The handler explained to the fascinated children that 80 per cent of the animals at the centre are rescued. Some of the day’s exhibits included a poisonous toad and one of Canada’s largest snakes. Sawyer Helmer photo

EMBRUN – The Embrun Summerfest returned to town last week to provide the community with a number of events to enjoy from June 11 to 16. Despite some poor weather, participation remained high with many of the events moving ahead rain or shine, under the tent at the ball diamond or in the arena. 

Family and community were the main themes from the week with volunteers thanking the crowd of families for attending during Sunday’s final event, a show from Little Ray’s Nature Centre. 

The volunteer noted that Summerfest, which has been predominantly francophone in the past, is working to integrate more English accessibility to include the range of demographics growing in Embrun and area.