Fireworks may not be the usual way to kick off the school year, but MacGregor did just that at their Family Fun Day.

MacGregor's second Family Fun Day took place on September 16th. Chamber of Commerce president Russell Doerksen says the point of the event is to remind citizens, as well as those in the surrounding communities, that the community is a great place to live and visit as school kicks off.

"By the end of the day, we had about 100 more people that were coming out from around the area," says Doerksen when asked about the attendance compared to last year. "I also met some people from as far out as Winkler, and that was nice to see that they would make the trip up here. All in all, we're quite happy with the turnout."

His personal highlights from the day include the live music, kids activities, and fireworks. Doerksen adds the money that was raised from the day went to purchasing the fireworks, as they wanted to make the Family Fun Day finale special.

"I was one of the ones that was in charge of running the kids activities," says Doerksen. "My daughter is on the autism spectrum, meaning there aren't a lot of things that go on where she feels comfortable in the middle of it. To have events like this where there are things that she can do with her friends, as well as things she can do in the community, it's very meaningful as a parent."

The local minor hockey team, the MacGregor Mustangs, was also in attendance, selling snacks from a canteen to raise money for the upcoming season.

Doerksen hopes to have the MacGregor Family Fun Day become a staple in the community for years to come.

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