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30th Annual Winnie's Hometown Festival


Flashback on Winnipeg Street

 

Thursday, August 16th

 

Mixed Horseshoe Tournament
2 pm - 5 pm

**Weather Permitting**
Held at the Senior's Harmony Club
2 games guaranteed, opened to everyone, 2 person teams
$10/team
Back door - Front door, senior rules 45'.
Refreshments Available
Contact Mario Concil to register: 822-2553
Hosted by: Senior's Harmony Club

 

Comedian Pete Zedlacher
7 pm - 10 pm

Held at the Legion
Join us at the legion for a night of fun and laughs with award winning comedian,

Pete Zedlacher, originally hailing from Wawa Pete draws heavily from his working class roots.
After the show, we will open the stage for an open mic, sing a song or tell a story!
Tickets $20, available in advance from Legion members
and at the door.
Hosted by: Royal Canadian Legion

 

Friday, August 17th

 

Luncheon
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Held at Senior's Harmony Club
Hamburger, Coleslaw, Beans, Cookie, and a Drink - $7.00
Hotdog, Coleslaw, Beans, Cookie, and a Drink - $5.00
Hosted by: Senior's Harmony Club

 

Green Gables Street Party
3 pm - 1 am
Winnipeg Street
Live music, kid's entertainment, DJ & light show
Bar opens at 3 pm - Age of Majority required
**Must present ID at the gate**
Entry: Ages 19+/$10, Ages 4 - 18/$5, Kids 3 & under/FREE
Designated driver available for drop off only within town limits

 

Science North - Make it Move
3 pm - 6 pm
Held at the Library
Make it Move, Everything that goes! Cars, planes, trains, etc. Join the 
Science North bluecoats in learning about the thrilling science behind moving!
There will be a Live Show - Powerful Planet at 4 pm
Hosted by: White River Public Library

 

 Historical Re-enactment
4:30 pm
CP Station
A re-enactment of the purchase of the little black bear
by Captain Coleburn from the trapper
Hosted by: White River District Historical Society

 

Shirt Tail Parade
5 pm
Starts at CP Station and ends Blackfly Park
Wear your favorite pyjamas and bring your stuffies
Prizes Awarded for:
Oldest, Youngest, Cutest, Best PJs, Most Bears, & Most Historical
Hosted by: White River District Historical Society

 

Family Water Fight
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Held at Blackfly Park
Let’s have some ‘cool-down’ fun!
Head on over to Blackfly Park for a family fun water fight!
Helmets and goggles are recommended
Kids 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult

 

Burnout Contest
7 pm – 9 pm
Held on Winnipeg Street
Do you think your car or truck has what it takes to smoke
out the competition? Let’s see those tires burn!
Contact the Township to preregister 807-822-2450
Must have valid drivers license to participate,
Helmets and seatbelts required

 

Fireworks
Approx. 9:30 pm
**Location to be determined**
Will be posted in advance
This sparkly show will take your breath away!
Sponsored by the Township of White River
Managed by the White River Fire Department

 

Saturday, August 18th

 

Fun Mixed Slow Pitch Tournament
ALL DAY
Held at the Community Centre Ball Field
Sign up your team today! Call (807) 822-2450
Hosted by: Ted Greenwood

 

Pancake Breakfast
7:30 am – 11 am
Held at the Legion
Head on down to enjoy some pancakes & Sausage
Entry: 10+/$7, 4 – 9/$5, 3 & under/FREE 
Hosted by: St. Basil’s Church

 

Winnie-the-Pooh Parade
11 am
Theme: Flashback on Winnipeg Street – Bringing Back the Good Ole Days
Create a float or decorate your bike or wagon
Line up at the Tourist Information Centre and end up at the Community Centre
To view parade, park along Elgin and Winnipeg Street
Prizes for best theme float, best business float, best family float,
best dressed bike, and best dressed wagon

 

Winnie’s Funland & Trade Fair
12 pm – 5 pm
Held at the Community Centre
Kids shows, featuring the Magic of Jen & Zac,
Mr. Richard’s Fun Show, and special performances from
Paw Patrol, Peppa Pig, PJ Mask, and Winnie-the-Pooh!
Vendors, beer gardens, bouncers, Science North, and more
Contact Devan at 822-2450 or email
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Spaghetti Supper
4:30 pm
Held at the Legion
Spaghetti, Salad, Dinner Roll, Dessert & Beverage

$10/Adults, $5/Kids 5 – 10, FREE/Kids 5 & Under
Hosted by: Legion Ladies Auxiliary

 

Riding Lawnmower Races
7 pm – 9 pm
Held at the Community Centre
Reckon your riding lawnmower is souped and fixin’ for a race?

Please ensure that the blades are removed
Contact Devan for pre-registration at 822-2450 or email
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Entry fee: $40. Cash Prizes

 

Adult Dance
9 pm – 1 am
Held at the Community Centre
Age of Majority Required
**Must Present ID at the Door**
Tickets: $20
Live Band: Chris Krienke and Strawdawg
Designated Driver available for drop off only within town limits
Hosted by: White River Curling Club

 

Sunday, August 19th

 

Fish Derby
NOON – 4 pm
Crocker’s Lake, Hwy 17 West
Free BBQ & PRIZES AWARDED
Entry: Adult/$5, kids 16 & under/FREE
Bait is provided by RJ’s Bait
Sponsored by LCC and Kids & Cops

 

Bingo
Held at the Arena
Doors open at 11 am, Bingo begins at 12:30 pm
Entry fee: $90 in advance, $100 at the door (12 to view)
Jackpot $5,000
Contact Legion members or 822-2450 for advance sales
Hosted by: Royal Canadian Legion & Senior’s Harmony Club