Whiteway celebrates with summer event
The Town of Whiteway celebrated its annual Whiteway Days July 29-31.
A ping pong tournament, Mr./ Ms. Shag Rock competition, breakfast at the memorial centre, boat flotilla, games for all ages, bobber race, poker walk, adult dance with “ Barcode,” and 19th annual Whiteway Days folk festival featuring Craig Young, car show, summer art show, and bouncy castle made for a full schedule of events and attractions during the three-day event.
In the ping pong tournament, Coady George won first place, Travis Thorne took second place, and Tyler Harnum finished in third.
The Mr./ Ms. Shag Rock competition was a fun night for men dressed as women and women dressed as men. First place prizes were awarded to Travis Harnum and Kelly Cumby. Second place went to Nicholas Brown and Christine Brown, and third place to Lori and Lee Harnum.
Saturday’s events started with a breakfast with Trinity-Bay de Verde MHA Charlene Johnson and Avalon MP Scott Andrews.
In the go cart race for kids ages 7-12, Dylan Abbott finished in first place, while Ashley Jackson came in second.
Sponsored by area businesses, the event was organized by Whiteway Recreation Committee along with the town council and volunteer fire department.
Whiteway harbour was abuzz with activity as men, women and children took to the water for a stab at the food fishery on Saturday, July 30. Siblings Ryan and Brooklyn George, who were visiting with their family from Fort McMurray, Alberta, proudly display their catch of the day.
Whiteway Days 2001 featured a Mr./Ms. Shag Rock competititon. First-place prizes were awarded to Kelly Cumby (left) and Travis Harnum. Brady Whalen has just passed the finish line in the go cart race.
Leon Jackson of Paradise, visitng Whiteway for the weekend, is filleting his catch in the food fishery. “Nuttin’ like it when it’s fresh, right out of the water,” he quipped.