Stanstead’s Sum­mer Party this Satur­day

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Vic­to­ria Vanier Stanstead

Stanstead is hold­ing its sum­mer cel­e­bra­tion this Satur­day, the an­nual Borderfest! The Stanstead Re­cre­ation As­so­ci­a­tion has pulled out all the stops this time, adding lots of en­ter­tain­ment to the day’s ac­tiv­i­ties which take place at the Sports Com­plex near the Pat Burns Arena.

The 5km Road Race will kick off the event at 9:30 am sharp with run­ners head­ing out from the Stanstead Town Hall. Most of them will be back in time to watch the pa­rade which be­gins at 10:30. The pa­rade will be an­nounced in front of the Colby-Cur­tis Mu­seum and people have un­til Fri­day evening to call Nick Wood at the Stanstead En­ter­tain­ment Cen­tre (819 876-7979) to reg­is­ter to be in the pa­rade. Pa­rade par- tic­i­pants must ar­rive be­fore 10:00 am, on Satur­day, to line up. A few vol­un­teers are still needed to block off roads dur­ing the pa­rade; any­one in­ter­ested can call Nick Wood.

The Colby- Cur­tis Mu­seum is hold­ing a Taste of the Re­gion event on its grounds un­der the big tent. Many ven­dors from the Stanstead Mar­ket, which, ex­cep­tion­ally, will not run this Sun­day be­cause of the BorderFest, will be tak­ing part in the sale at the Colby-Cur­tis Mu­seum.

At the of­fi­cial site there will be food ven­dors, in­flat­able games, and WIXX An­i­ma­tion ac­tiv­i­ties for older kids. The CAB RH Rediker will or­ga­nize chil­dren’s games for the younger kids. Kids of all ages will en­joy hav­ing their face painted, watch­ing the

ETWA wrestlers, hav­ing a go at the ‘dunk tank’ or vis­it­ing the Pet­ting Zoo.

A bean bag tour­na­ment will be or­ga­nized for the af­ter­noon, be­gin­ning at 1:30. There will also be bingo un­der the tent and the Fire­fight­ers Games, both be­gin­ning at 2:00 pm. A ma­gi­cian will woo the au­di­ence at 4:00 pm, fol­lowed by the talent and karaoke show at 5:00.

The semi-lo­cal singer with ‘The Voice’, Dany Flan­ders, has a hard time pass­ing up a chance to sing for his home crowd so he’ll be re­turn­ing to the BorderFest this year, singing in the big tent at 7:30 pm. The fire­works will be set off at 10:00 pm and any­one with any life left in them af­ter that can head over to the Stanstead En­ter­tain­ment Cen­tre for an Af­ter Party with DJ Mario.

Ev­ery­one is wel­come, near and far, to take part in this free, fam­ily friendly event.

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