Wow! What a wonderful day of celebrations in the Township of Sables-Spanish Rivers.
I started the day at the Mouth Park. There was a very good turnout this year. The Legion lived up to their representation of being able to feed everyone in a timely manner. The dedication of this group to this event and their core of volunteers is very much appreciated. Thank you to you all.
The work that the Recreation Department put into the events at the Park was very evident as soon as I arrived. Decorated trees and a slip and slide chute to the river that had been sculptured into the sand was amazing. The kids certainly enjoyed the slide. Stephanie also had lots of other fun events happening in the Park to keep the kids involved in the celebrations.
I would like to say thank you to Brady, Stephanie, the staff and their helpers for a job well done.
Next I went to Webbwood to see how everyone was doing there. I met with event organizer Tracy Vandergulik Although a lot of the events were over by the time I got there, they both said that the day had gone well. The Jello eating contest was just about to start. The patio at the Eagles was well attended so I have no doubt that the Canada 150 Supper was successful.
Tracy and Linda and their helpers worked hard to help Webbwood celebrate Canada 150 and I thank them for all their time dedicated to the events.
Back to Massey to see what was happening at the Arena. A Bouncy Castle kept the young ones entertained along with free popcorn and slushies while they waited their turn to enter the Castle. Other visitors were able to enjoy the live entertainment provided by Railroad Steele under the pavilion behind the arena. The Massey Area Museum held a BBQ for the visitors.
Once again I thank Brady, his staff, and all the volunteer groups for organizing a family fun afternoon for all our Residents.
I arrived at the Fair Grounds about 9:45pm. There were already lots of spectators. I thought I would never find somewhere to park but not to fear because some of the firemen were on the street directing traffic so that everyone was able to park in an orderly manner. It was excellent to be able to enter the Fair Grounds to park. The fireworks started at 10:22 pm.
They were fantastic! Our Residents were entertained for over 20 minutes by what I believe is the best show of fireworks I have ever seen in Massey. Nick said he would put a wonderful show together for us and he lived up to his word. Once the show was over I thought it would take for ever to get home. There were so many vehicles that I was sure it would be a long wait in line, but the Fire Department had the foresight to have a Police Officer at the lights to direct traffic. Well done guys!
So to Steve, Nick and all the volunteer firefighters that helped out, I say thank you very much for a very memorable evening.
All in all, this was a day to remember. Meeting up with visitors that had returned home for the weekend to celebrate with family was an added bonus.
Well done everybody.