Party like a princess
Bay Days festivities continue with variety of events including a royal tea and a duck race
Anyone wishing to get into the summertime festive mood, might want to drop by Bay Days today.
Charlotte Shaw, a member of the Bay Days summer festival committee, said the many events scheduled include a royal tea at Renwick Brook Park, today from 1-3 p.m.
“I have about 20 princesses registered,” Shaw said. “Everything is free, there’s no charge for anything. It will be a great event, all sponsored by Magnolia Spa”
Children can also register at the park today between 12:1512:45 p.m.
Children can come decked out in princess costumes. Shaw said the ‘princesses’ will be served white or chocolate milk and princess cupcakes.
“We will have a technician there from 1-3 p.m. doing manicures with all our little princesses.”
Princess Elsa will be on hand as well as April McKinnon from the Glace Bay Library, who will read a princess story.
There will be prizes for the top three costumes. However no one will be leaving empty handed. The children will be decorating their own craft bags.
“They will bring their bags over to my two little helpers who will fill their loot bags with all kinds of treats.”
There will also be a superhero party going on at My Secret Identity on Commercial Street, at the same time as the royal tea.
Other residents might want to check out the new flock of ducks at the brook.
The popular duck race will begin at 3 p.m. Tickets will be available until the start of the race.
“Tickets are $5 a quack,” said Brian Shaw, chair of Bay Days.
On Sunday, Bay Days will continue with an old-fashion day of fun at Queen Elizabeth Park from 12-3 p.m.
“There will be the old carnival games you use to play as a kid, like the water pistol duck race game,” he said. “There will be cotton candy and popcorn — everything all day will be free for the kids.”
Shaw said there will be a magic show, palm reading, pony rides and an authentic mechan- ical bull.
“The carnival is a brand new event for us — Queen Elizabeth Park is a hidden gem — there will be fun for the whole family,” said Shaw. “We encourage the kids to take their dad and mom down to try the mechanical bull.”
The grand finale to Bay Days will be the parade of sail at Glace Bay harbour,
“It’s absolutely magnificent what the fishermen do,” he said. “It will be topped off by the largest fireworks display Cape Breton will see this summer.”
Brochures detailing all the Bay Days events today and Sunday are available at most businesses throughout the community or visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bay-Days-SummerFestival/227592600673656?fref=ts.
Workers and volunteers from the Glace Bay Heritage Museum Old Town Hall stand on a multi-cultural float during the Bay Days summer festival parade. From left, Grant MacNeil, volunteer, Makayla Roberts, summer student, Bitu Chaturvedi, volunteer, Yuan Yuyuan, volunteer, and Andy Huang, summer student. The parade was a success with a large number of floats and spectators in attendance.