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Victoria Day weekend marks the summer opening of the Whitecourt River Slides at Festival Park

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The Whitecourt River Slides and Splash Park at Festival Park open for the summer season on Saturday, May 20. The Slides will operate daily from 10am to 9pm (weather permitting). Further information on the Park and operations is available at www.whitecourt.ca/play/festivalpark.

Ahead of Victoria Day long weekend, residents are reminded that the fire risk remains extreme, and a Fire Ban remains in effect throughout Whitecourt.

  • The Fire Ban affects ALL BURNING, including cooking/warming fires (backyard fire pits and campground fire pits), and all open burning.
  • The Fire Ban also includes, charcoal briquettes (including meat smokers), turkey fryers, fireworks and tiki torches.
  • Propane or Natural Gas BBQs, fire pits and meat smokers are allowed. Ensure that your propane or natural gas appliance is shut down after use.

A special air quality statement remains in effect for Whitecourt as winds have blown smoke from wildfires into the community. Those with health conditions, children, seniors, pregnant women and those who work outdoors are at higher risk of experiencing health effects caused by the wildfire smoke.