Drone shows, fireworks for August long weekend

March 25, 2023, 5:07 pm
Kevin Weedmark

Photographer Kim Poole captured this scene from a previous fireworks show over Moosomin Lake

For the first time since before Covid restrictions shut things down in 2020, the skies above Moosomin Lake will come alive with fireworks on the August long weekend this summer.

There will be both drone shows and fireworks shows on Saturday and Sunday nights on the August long weekend as the Living Skies Come Alive once again.

“On both Saturday and Sunday night there will be a drone show that will be followed by fireworks,” said Jamie Hintz of the organizing committee.

“We were going to do just the drones but we thought it might not draw enough people. Everybody loves the fireworks so we’re going to do them too.

“North Star Fireworks will be doing the shows. Patrice Guy is working with them now. He ran the Philippines fireworks show here a few years ago. They work together and started the drone company. They’re the company that did the drone show for the Grey Cup. They seem to be pretty excited to come out here because they say that they’ve never really done that before with the two together, the drone show and the fireworks show the same night.”

There will be some differences between the shows on Saturday and Sunday nights.

“The fireworks will be a lot more on Sunday night as a finale,” said Hintz.

Two popular Saskatchewan party bands will be playing at Moosomin Regional Park for the Living Skies Come Alive weekend—Odd Man Out and The Blu Beach Band.

Odd Man Out is a dance/party band based in the Grayson area of East Central Saskatchewan. They travel around the province playing the Saskatchewan cabaret scene and many of the “A” Circuit clubs.

The Blu Beach Band has become hugely popular in southeast Saskatchewan in recent years. The indie rock group was originally based out of Langenburg and Esterhazy, made up of Carter Vosper, Remi Berthelet, Eric Vosper, and Riley Buchberger. The group began writing, recording, and producing their own music in 2019 with their debut album ‘Trail Mix’. In 2022 they released their second album titled ‘A Dog’s Breakfast’ followed by a summer long tour. They play shows across Saskatchewan, recently playing at Saskatoon’s legendary Bud’s on Broadway, and never fail to deliver a unique, high energy show. They now reside in Regina and are currently working on their third Studio Album with plans to tour across Canada in 2023.