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Sponsors announced for Summer Skies Equinox festival

September 9, 2014 – BON ACCORD, AB Excitement is building for the third annual Summer Skies Equinox festival on September 20, 2014 in Bon Accord. Organizers anticipate this year’s event will be the largest ever, with over a thousand people expected to take in the one day cultural and entertainment extravaganza.   

“The growth in size and addition of new activities to the festival are possible in part due to our generous sponsors,” offers Randolph Boyd, Mayor of Bon Accord. “Each year local businesses and organizations commit resources and time to help make the Summer Skies Equinox a one of a kind event in the Capital Region.”  

This year’s Marketing Sponsor is Travel Alberta. Tourism Partners include Jurassic Forest as well as Prairie Gardens and Adventure Farm.  

Platinum Sponsors include Sturgeon County Bounty along with Williams Energy.   

Gold Sponsors include Agrium, Fortis Alberta, and Lilypad Lane.   

Silver Sponsors include Scheffer Andrew.   

Bronze Sponsors include Guardian Chemical, RC Strategies, and RE/MAX Penny Rigney & Donna McHale.   

“These sponsors along with all of the event organizers play an invaluable role in the success of the Summer Skies Equinox,” comments Mayor Boyd. “On behalf of the Town and all festival goers, we’d like to extend our appreciation for your involvement and dedication.”   

Additional sponsorship opportunities are still available by contacting Patrick Earl, Economic Development Manager at 780-921-3550 or   

The Mardi Gras themed Summer Skies Equinox begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 20 with a pancake breakfast hosted by Bon Accord’s Mayor and Council at the Community Hall and is put on by the Bon Accord & District Community League. Activities throughout the day include geocaching, face painting, crafts, games, local artisan showcase, street performers, twilight tea, light parade, and fireworks to conclude the festival at 9:45 p.m. The full schedule of activities is available on the event website.   

The incredibly popular ticketed Long Table Dinner will serve local cuisine for 250 people. The dinner is always a sell out, so attendees are encouraged to purchase tickets early either online or at the Bon Accord Town Office at 5025 50 Avenue.   

For more information on the Summer Skies Equinox or to volunteer at the event, visit Summer Skies Equinox or phone Bon Accord Town Office at 780-921-3550.   
Town of Bon Accord