A little spit of rain didn't deter people from taking part in the 2022 Diamond Valley Day.

Thousands came through to take part in live music, animals of all forms, face painting and bouncy castles.

Mayor of Turner Valley Barry Crane was blown away by the support for the event this year. Both the Black Diamond Parade as well as the Turner Valley Festival.

"I jogged through the parade with Mayor Brendan Kelly from Black Diamond. We didn't realize how many people would be on the side of the roads, but we had five councillors from each town and we gave out candy like madmen. We had to run to feed them all. It was a great parade and a great attendance and the weather and the gods just kept the weather off us for the perfect day of discovery days."

His highlight, the dunk tank!

"I did a lot of swimming today, the kids really had fun smacking the button and putting me down. As well, I ended up losing $20 to a Grade 7, but that's OK, it's all part of the fun."

He contributes a lot of the success to the countless volunteers. Also taking part was Councillor Hazel Martin who found the day extraordinary. 

"Just an amazing day. I don't think I've ever seen as many people out here in all the years that I've been involved with discovery days and Diamond Valley days now.  

"This area was totally packed, it was just like a bunch of ants moving around. It was wonderful we had so many people stopped by here. Wonderful comments about our new community coming of Diamond Valley."

Were you there? See if we got a photo of you! 

A shout out to the Oilfields concert band as well as The White Ravens rock band for keeping the party moving throughout the day!