Celebrating a centennial in Whiteway
Organizers of Whiteway Days 100th Anniversary say it was unquestionably the best summer celebration ever staged in this spirited, dynamic community on the shore of Trinity Bay.
“Our building was packed all week and the various events were very well attended,” said Barbara Warren George, who chairs the town’s 10member recreation commission.
The celebration featured a busy schedule of events that started on July 22 and concluded a week later on July 29.
The event marked the 100th anniversary of settlement in the area, and coincided with a come home year celebration.
Among the groups active during the week were the Heritage Society, the Whiteway 50-Plus Club, and the United Church and the Anglican Church women’s groups.
The schedule of events was about as diverse and entertaining as any you’ll find at a summer festival, and included parades, ecumenical church services, live music, softball, scavenger hunt, games of chance, golf, dory races, go-kart races, a car show, fishing contest, and much, much more. And of course there was plenty of opportunity to enjoy a hearty meal and kick up your feet on the dance floor.
Whiteway has a growing reputation for its community pride and spirit, and there was no shortage of this on display during the week, said Barbara Warren George.
Included here are a collection of photographs from the celebrations, submitted by Shirley George.
David Brewer (left) of Branch and Jeffrey Harnum of Whiteway give it their all in the dory races.
Tyler George (left) and Logan Jackson take to the track their turn at racing during the popular go-kart races. In the background are organizers, parents and grandparents.
Marina Bonnell (left) is shown with the Trinity Shore Fiddlers at the Whiteway Days Folk Festival. The young musicians include, from left, Madison Osbourne, Dillon Brown, Paige White, Abby Higdon and Shauna Brown.
Mackenzie Burgess (left) is the daughter of Dwight and Joanne Burgess, while John Cumby (right) is the son of Dean and Kelly Cumby. Both enjoyed their experiences in the go-kart races.
Among those enjoying their experiences in Whiteway were, from left, Ashton Higdon, Jack Parsons and Dominic Harnum.
Lloyd Snow is shown performing at the Whiteway Folk Festival.
Speedster Blake Jackson is son of Tonya and Tom Jackson.
Scott Andrews (left) and Mayor Craig Whelan A very wet Avalon MP Scott Andrews (left) showed his spirit by offerign himself as a target in the dunk tank. He is shown here with Whiteway Mayor Craig Whalen.
Jeffery Harnum of Whiteway took a tumble in the water when he lost his footing, but that didn’t stop him. They “righted the ship” and resumed the dory race.