Masset’s Harbour Days a success

  • May. 20, 2009 8:00 p.m.

By Archie Stocker–The Lions Club put on the pancake breakfast Saturday and Sunday morning in the Howard Phillips Community Hall. It was a cold, wet, windy Saturday when the soapbox derby got underway on Main Street. Later, most spectators fled to the fire hall to seek protection from the ice cold wind and rain by indulging in hamburgers on the bun. A huge slide was rigged up in the old rec centre for the kiddies to compete. The roller rink offered safe haven from the elements and had a number of competitions going. Sumo wrestling was one of them. Also several different races were incorporated into the busy program. The kids had a ball and their painted faces were all smiles.Sunday morning started with the pancake breakfast. We noticed an improvement in the weather. A very busy flea market followed and at 1 pm sharp the parade wound its way along Delkatla Street, Harrison Avenue and east on Main Street to the Village Office. A huge crowd assembled to watch the dunking of some well known personalities like Mayor Barry Pages, who bravely hit the cold water in the dunk tank several times accompanied by the hoots and hollers of everyone.All in all, a successful if somewhat subdued celebration of spring.