Masset celebrates this weekend!

  • May. 18, 2011 5:00 p.m.

Masset’s Harbour Days weekend will feature friendly faces, pancake breakfasts, the traditional parade, and a giant indoor community picnic. Mary Frick, the longtime chair of the Harbour Days committee, said this year’s celebration will be extra special as the village is marking its 50th anniversary. “I love everything about it,” she said. “I am looking forward to the whole weekend.” The festivities start Friday with an indoor picnic aimed at families with toddlers, to be held in the community hall at lunch time. A roller hockey tournament begins Friday night, and there will be teen peddle buggy races at the fire hall. Ms Frick said the peddle buggies are new this year and should be a lot of fun. Kids will get a chance to race the peddle buggies Sunday afternoon. Also new this year is an ice cream parlour at the Delmas Co-op, featuring popular flavours like tiger and bubblegum, for just 50 cents a scoop. And a petting zoo will be set up Sunday afternoon at the sports field. “I heard there will be goats, maybe a guinea pig,” Ms Frick said. “I’m looking forward to that too!” The G.M. Dawson school gym is the site for a community 50th anniversary picnic, to start at 4 pm on Sunday. Picnickers will be treated to stories read by Masset residents about life in the village during its first 50 years. The weekend weather forecast doesn’t look bad at all, with a mix of sun and cloud predicted. Ms Frick said the weather doesn’t matter too much in any case, because nothing can dampen the spirits of Masset residents when it comes to Harbour Days. “Rain or shine, the parade always goes ahead!” she said. The parade will follow its usual route through town starting at 1 pm on Sunday. For a full schedule of events, see the “Masset is 50” supplement in this week’s Observer.