AICZ Independence Day Celebration - July 1st, 2017
150 Year Canada Anniversary and USA Fourth of July!
Every year the AICZ sponsors this event to celebrate the founding of the US on July 4th and Canada’s National Day on July 1st. This year was special in that we were celebrating the 150th year anniversary of the founding of Canada!
This year’s annual event was at a great new location. The Atlantis Hotel hosted our BBQ at overlooking Zurich. This was a good choice for several reasons… the Atlantis offered us the option of having the event inside if the weather would be bad, they have a great reputation for their kitchen and the location was easy to access by train, bus or car. And this is a beautiful Hotel!
While the weather was cool (rather nice after the June heat wave), the weather cooperated and we only had a minute of a sprinkle of rain – not enough to force us inside. The staff of the Atlantis were wonderful and the food very yummy. We received many compliments from those in attendance.
Again this year we had the bouncy mat to entertain the children (and some adults too!). It was hard to get the kids off the mat to participate in the children’s games. Live music was provided by the Katherina Busch Band and as with past years it was not long before the AICZ was on the dance floor. The fireworks were exceptional this year – and they thrilled both the children and adults!
Look through the photos and one can see that this was a fun event for all.
Many thanks all that volunteered to coordinate and make this event a success.