Seaside Days open Friday
Old, new events will entertain family members
Seaside Daze celebrations will kick off Friday, featuring a mix of new events and old favourites.
Cathy Gillis, a member of the Seaside Daze committee, said there’s always great community participation but this year it seems to be better than ever.
“I think with the beautification ( project), people are taking pride in the community, more people are coming out,” said Gillis. The festival runs until Aug. 2 Warm- up events Thursday include a ceilidh at the Dominion Hawks Club from 9 p.m.-1 a.m.; A dress it up event at the Shamrock Club, 7- 10 p. m.; and jackpot karaoke at 10 p.m.
The festival officially kicks off Friday with the Seaside Daze parade. People can register by telephoning the Seaside Daze hotline at 902- 842- 2973 or Cathy at 902-565-8278, or at the Dominion rink parking lot Friday at 4:30 p.m. The parade will begin at 6 p.m.
Gillis said there are lots of registrations already.
“It’s looking great, there’s lots of participation, people calling,” she said. “There are a few more individual floats, families who are putting floats in.”
Seaside Communication will be holding a food drive during the parade and candy will be handed out to the children.
Gillis said they focused a lot of the events on the children this year.
“The closing kiddie day, the firemen’s day, that’s going to be really big. We have the new lasertag and some different games. We’re changing the games up and getting some new stuff for the kids.”
Gillis said however all the old favourites will be back including the teddy bear picnic at the Marcia Fiolek Playground as well as three- onthree basketball. There is also the kid’s idol at the fire hall, a teen dance, a scavenger hunt and a beach day party.
Gillis said the festival covers every age group including events such as the seniors strawberry festival at the Dominion fire hall from 1-3 p.m. on Monday.
The pub crawl is also a popular event. Gillis said it’s the annual fundraiser which is how the festival organizers fund student workers and the fireworks.
“Every organization and club in the community put so much into the festival.” For a full list of Seaside Daze events visit the festival website: http://www.seasidedaze.com.