Friends lost remembered during community festival


Photos by Marianne Curtis

Dancers from Folklorama came out and put on a colorful show for the crowd. 

By Marianne Curtis

The rumble of over a hundred motorcycles kicked off this year’s annual Friendship Festival in Landmark. The rolling tribute was in honour of Dustin Reimer and Dana Dueck who were both recently killed in two separate motorcycle accidents.

While the community is still reeling from the tragic events that recently claimed the two young people who were born and raised in Landmark, it was also a time to celebrate by coming together. Hundreds of people visited the community to participate in the three day event which took place on August 10 to 12.

 Organizer Cheryl Tremeer is thrilled with the success of the festival, which she started a few summers ago.

“We had a great weekend and a great turnout this year,” she stated. “I would like to thank the many volunteers that helped make this happen.”

This year’s Landmark Friendship Festival kicked off with an evening for the young people with music by Mike Blair and local band the Ripperz.

Saturday started with a pancake breakfast hosted by the Landmark Kinsmen followed by the parade, hot dog lunch, children’s events.

This year for the first time a mini-Folklorama took place with representatives from Chili, Argentine, Cuba and Israel. The day ended with a community pork barbeque followed by a dance with music by the Darryl Marsh Band and fireworks.

On Sunday, all the churches in Landmark gathered in the park for a community worship service followed by a picnic lunch.

Over a hundred riders joined the community parade in honour of Dustin Reimer and Dana (Keating) Dueck who were both recently killed in tragic motorcycle accidents. 

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