Harbour Days is ready to roll

  • May. 18, 2005 1:00 p.m.

This weekend, the action on the islands is in Masset as the village hosts Harbour Days from Friday to Monday.
“I love everything about Harbour Days,” said organizer Mary Frick, “because people get energized and look forward to a fun family weekend. It kicks off the summer season and gives people something to look forward to.”
Highlights include the magic show Sunday evening, as well as the parade and soap box derby Sunday afternoon.
The fun kicks off Friday afternoon, 2 pm with the chainsaw competition at the Info Centre. Also starting Friday is a weekend-long softball tournament. Games will be at the recreation field, which will also be very busy with children’s games and the popular sumo wrestling both Saturday and Sunday.
If you want something quieter, the Green Church will be the site of a Yugi-Oh (a card game) tournament between 2-4 pm Saturday, and a dog show at the roller rink, 10-noon.
Start Sunday off right with a hearty pancake breakfast at the fire hall between 8-10 am, and then burn it off with the triathlon. Registration is from 10-11, and the race begins 11 am at the rec hall.
Shoppers can go to a flea market at the community hall beginning at 10 am, and anyone with a need for speed can go to the soapbox car races on Main St. between 2-4 pm. Pre-register at the village office if you want to enter.
At 1 pm, stake out space to see the parade which starts at the compound, goes down Delkatla St. to Harrison Ave., then to Main St., around Hodges and back to the compound.
At 11 pm, the fireworks will be going off from the seaplane base.
The weekend closes Monday at 3 pm with the chainsaw carving awards.
A full schedule of Harbour Days events is published on pages 16-17 of this Observer
“Masset welcomes all islanders to Harbour Days,” said Ms Frick.

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