Canada Day Fireworks – Let’s look at the Weather

We love fireworks! So for the past 3 years, we launch fireworks for Canada Day! We started in 2020 when indoor events were not allowed, but outdoor events were. Actually, we get professionals to come and set up big fireworks and it’s the BEST! They last for 15+ minutes and rival any major city’s display.

This year, the weather is somewhat in question… it might be too rainy during the set up time and/or the launch time to actually do the fireworks. Here’s what the public forecast says. We’ll use Wetaskiwin, although Cloverlawn is pretty much centered between Leduc, Wetaskiwin and Camrose:

Yikes, July 1st doesn’t look great, does it? 60% chance of showers during the day.

One of our board members kind of specializes in weather, so here are some more details! This is what the Environment Canada weather models say. This is the rain we can expect in the morning hours, a 12-hour period from midnight July 1 to noon. The tiny pink dot is Cloverlawn:

And here is the afternoon rain amount (noon to midnight):

That’s quite a bit of rain, although you can see there will probably be even more to the north.

Next, let’s look at the cloud cover. This data comes from the Clear Sky Clock, which is a forecast for astronomers. There are forecasts for each hour, where darker blue means a darker sky. Look at the top line for July 1st:

This is the area to look at, circled in green:

Remember 6hat 11 pm is 2300 local, so launch time is the square just to the left of the red line where midnight happens. It looks like there will be some clear skies between 6 pm (1800) and 9 pm (2100), and then it will cloud over. This is the snapshot for Wetaskiwin at 6 pm (00 zulu time, so it says July 2):

And here is the snapshot for 11 pm:

Sooo… it might still be too early to say if the fireworks will go ahead, but it looks promising if the set up guys can start working after 6 pm! I think in past years, they started at 2 pm, so we’ll still just have to wait and see.

Canada Day Fireworks

It’s becoming a tradition in this corner of Leduc County to come to Cloverlawn to watch the fireworks on Canada Day! We start socializing at 8 pm and have a concession (with hot dogs, ice cream, pop, chips and chocolate bars).

When it’s dark enough, at 11 PM — BOOM!

In years past, we’ve had some great supporters! If you are interested in sponsoring the fireworks this year, contact us! It’s a 16-18 minute show, as good as you’ll see in any major city, and it isn’t cheap. We want this to be a true community-building event, so we don’t charge admission and just take donations from the people who attend. So sponsorship is really helpful!

We just can’t thank our sponsors enough!

July 1, snacks at 8 PM, booms at 11

Rust Bucket Jamboree Sponsorship Opportunities

Hello everyone! Rust Bucket Jamboree is only 2 months away! Our planning is well underway and we are actively seeking sponsors for the event.

Last year, Party King was a silver sponsor!

All Canadian Structures was a bronze sponsor!

We really appreciate those two companies for stepping up last year, and since we didn’t have the blog last year, we just wanted to take a moment to say THANK YOU!

We’re seeking sponsors to round it out for this year! Gold level sponsorship is $1000. Silver is $500 and Bronze is $250.

Silent Auction

Another way to support our hall is to give an item for our silent auction! Last year’s was very successful, so if someone from our association approaches you to donate, be ready! If you have an item to give, please email us and we’ll come by and pick it up. Last year, the highest priced item was a really nice barstool! The city of Wetaskiwin businesses were extremely generous!

  • Leanne’s Bar and Grill, Millet
  • Triple Creek Golf Course
  • NAPA (Wetaskiwin)
  • Kal-Tire (Wetaskiwin)
  • Good Year Tire (Wetaskiwin)
  • Wetaskiwin Nut and Bolt
  • OK Tire (Wetaskiwin)
  • Canadian Tire (Wetaskiwin)
  • Historic Restorations
  • Huckle Berry Restaurant (Wetaskiwin)
  • Bumper to Bumper (Wetaskiwin)

Our Fancy Horseshoe Pits

One of our association members has a son who works for Twist Screw piles in Wetaskiwin, and long story short, he wanted to make us some nice backers for our horseshoe pits!

They were made of solid steel and then painted by The Paint Spot/Tru-Kare, which is also in Wetaskiwin! They even plasma cut a clover and our name into the metal. They really are very special. Huge thanks to those companies for supporting Clover Lawn!

When you rent the hall and grounds, you can play horseshoes and if you as a community member ever want to come by and play a game, just send us an email or FB message and we’ll do our best to meet up with you to make it happen. And if you’re actually GOOD at horseshoes, be sure to come to our tournament at the Rust Bucket Jamboree, June 10, 2023! More information here.

Hello Clover Lawn People!

Hello Clover Lawn community people!

How do you know if you are a “Clover Lawn person?” If you live between Hwy 623 and Hwy 13, between Hwy 2A and Hwy 21, you’re a Clover Lawn person and you may want to join our community association! Your address isn’t the only thing that makes you one of us — but it’s a start! We have some members who now live in Leduc, Wetaskiwin, or even Edmonton.

Email us to express your interest and we’ll send you the membership forms. It’s not a complicated process and we’d love to have you join our fun-and-hardworking group!