Children and families had a variety of activities to choose from at this year’s Honey Festival in Falher.
See the front page of this week’s paper for details about the parade. Also, check the Smoky River Express’ Facebook page for a video of the complete parade.
The Zorb balls returned for a second year. Kids and adults got inside the balls and used hand-eye coordination to push them to one end and then back. The see-through balls were part of the family activities in the Falher Regional Recreation Complex.
The Honey Pot Market was also held in the FRRC, and some merchants offered bee-themed products.
New this year for the Honey Festival was a five km/10 km walk/run, as well as a 1.8 km walk. The event started at the FRRC, and the participants went on their routes accordingly.
Fifty people participated in the event and all received medals. Some participants also received medals for first to third place in various categories.
Al Singer was the organizer and he says the proceeds will go to humanitarian relief efforts for families affected by the fires in Fort McMurray.
The Falher council and staff prepared and served a pancake breakfast in the FRRC on the morning of June 18. There were also two dinners served outside the FRRC on June 17 and 18.
A Show N’ Shine event was held on Main Street during June 18. There were antique, classic and modern cars, as well as Harley Davidson motorcycles and monster trucks.
Fernando Sanchez held a bee beard demonstration outside the FRRC and Rod Cunanan of Athabasca was one of his subjects. They worked together in a cage to apply bees to his face.
Chris Lovely held a children’s magic show and an illusion show, for adults only, in the curling rink on June 18.
There were several other performances in the curling rink. Trin James and Ariane Cote, a local duo, performed a series of their own songs and others. Another local group to perform was The Rewind Band, also with a mixture of their own songs and others.
Roger West and his band were the featured entertainment in the curling rink both nights. They played songs by other singers, including Johnny Cash. Check the Express’ Facebook page for a couple of videos of the Roger West band’s performances.
A slow-pitch tournament was also held. Some of the round robin games were played at the baseball diamonds in Donnelly. The rest of the games were played at the field by the Villa Beausejour in Falher.
Look for a separate story about the slow pitch tournament later.