Keyboard Commando – Lots for families to do this weekend at the Honey Festival

by Mac Olsen

The spring seeding is finished, the Georges P. Vanier and Ecole Heritage graduation ceremonies are completed and it’s time to think about summer.

You can get an early start to your summer by attending the Honey Festival in Falher this weekend.

The Honey Festival committee held their last meeting at the Falher Regional Recreation Complex on June 7, prior to the event. They will hold follow-up meetings later, about how the event went.

I have published one last story about the event in this week’s paper, on Pages 2-3.

Since early May, I’ve made a concerted effort to feature stories about the Honey Festival each week. Sometimes that has meant repeating stories like one about Al Singer’s five km/10 km walk/run, which also includes a 1.8 km fun run.

He has made it clear that all proceeds from the event will go to the humanitarian relief efforts in Fort McMurray, a very worthy cause.

But I’m getting a little ahead of myself. There will also be a grand opening for the Honey Capital Park, beginning at 3:45 p.m. on June 17. Members of FABuLAS will be on hand.

The parade will be held that evening. The floats and others will make a circular route through Falher.

Splish! Splash! A ‘BEEch Party’ midnight swim will be held at the Falher Regional Pool, beginning at 8 p.m. that evening.

Council and staff for the Town of Falher will host a free pancake breakast in the curling rink at the FRRC, beginning at 8 a.m. on June 18.

There are other events for families and children to take in, such as the Zorb balls races that will be held at the Falher Regional Recreation Complex. Many a smile can be seen a child’s face as they push their see-through plastic balls in one direction, then another, racing each other to the finish line.

Chris Lovely will host separate events, a children’s magic showand an illusion show for adults only.
“Bee” brave and come out to the FRRC on June 18 for a couple of bee beard demonstrations.

If there are enough teams, check out the Bee Cart races that will be held by the town office on June 18.

Main Street will be cordoned off for the Show and Shine event. Come and reminisce about yesteryear and the muscle cars and chrome- and fin-inspired classics.

For local talent, check out the performance by Trin and Ariane. They will sing in the FRRC in the afternoon of June 18, and a local group, The Rewind Band, will follow.

Roger West and his band will perform in the curling rink at the FRRC in the evenings of June 17 & 18, as part of the beer garden.

Barbecues will be held outside the FRRC in the evenings of June 17 and 18. You pay for each night.

The slow pitch tournament will be held again this year. At press time, there were 12 teams slated for the tournament, which will be organized by Smoky River Minor Ball.

There are other activities as part of the Honey Festival, so check out the schedule of events in the week’s Express.

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