Canadians coming for Festival Days, but no one knows how many
Havre officials are getting ready for the annual Festival Days celebration like they do every year, but this year they're also bracing for more Canadians. Hundreds, maybe even thousands of them.
That's thanks to Havre Mayor Bob Rice's efforts to welcome Havre's northern neighbors. In April Rice declared the Friday that kicks off Festival Days - Sept. 19 - as Canadian Day, and extended open invitations to residents of several Canadian cities to attend a free barbecue and car show in Havre that afternoon. Rice said he's expecting a good turnout. The problem is, nobody knows how good.