Launch of Lazy and Foggy River Day in Sherbrooke
ST. MARY’S – The surest sign that life could be back to normal in St. Mary’s, River Day kicks off on August 14th. And, a sure sign that the pandemic hasn’t dulled the local sense of humor, this year’s theme is: “Bubbles.”
According to city director of community development and recreation, Kerri Penney, who recently urged council members to get in the water, literally and figuratively: “It’s really exciting because it’s going to be one of the first events taking place outside which really looks like how things used to be.
Updating the full council committee ahead of the start of summer recess last week, she said, “Looks like it’s going to be a really fun day, especially for the kids, seeing a sense of normalcy return. We are talking about registering for the cardboard boat race. So, I just wanted to invite the board to see if anyone would like to help with this activity.
The annual event organized and hosted by Historic Sherbrooke Village was canceled last year due to COVID-19 restrictions. This year, it will feature an old-fashioned County Fair and a paid barbecue, starting at noon, in Centrefield. Participants are invited to try their hand at “the variety of games, including bubble wands and pie-eating contests.” Take part in the noise parade. 3 pm, it will be the cake auction. Plan to spend your day with us and make sure you build a seaworthy cardboard boat.
The Cardboard Boat Regatta at Boat Club Wharf kicks off at 4 p.m. with the kids’ heat, followed by those 16 and over. Activities led by municipal staff will include a nature hike, tug of war and body art. Penney said, “If anyone wanted to participate, either helping us build a boat or running it, I think it would be fun for the municipality to come in this year and then see how it goes.”
More information on registrations and timetables: https://sherbrookevillage.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/st-marys-river-days.