Lawnmower tractor race one of new additions to Morell River Run Festival
A lawnmower tractor race and a floating hole-in-one contest are two new activities added to this year’s Morell River Run Festival.
The festival begins Wednesday with a two- or five-kilometre fun run at 6 p.m. The run starts at the Confederation Trail at Red Head Road. The lawnmower races begin at 7 p.m. in West St. Peter’s. Signs will be posted.
“The planning committee tries to keep as many events as possible free and we wouldn’t be able to do that without fundraising efforts throughout the year and generous donations and sponsorships from local businesses and individuals,” said committee chairwoman Paula Sinnott.
Bruce Smith will lead a guided nature walk Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Meika Keunecke Trail on the Red Head Road.
At 6:30 p.m. the River Run parade winds through the village starting at the high school. Lastminute participants are welcome and entrants are asked to line up at the school by 6 p.m.
There will be a tween/teen games night happening from 7 to 9 p.m. at Rossiter Park. The Morell Lions Club street dance takes place from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. in the Morell Maples Mall parking lot.
Saturday morning’s activities include children’s stories and crafts at the Morell Library from 10 to 11 a.m.
People can create their own watercraft and try to sail across the river during the flotilla or watch from the park.
The Morell sportsman’s dinner happens at 6 p.m. with guest speaker Al Woods. For tickets, contact Kip or Mary Leah Doyle at 902-313-0068.
The river run car rally kicks off Sunday at 1 p.m., starting at the Morell Fire Hall, the floating hole-in-one challenge is at the Rossiter Park floating dock from 3 to 5 p.m. First hole in one wins a big prize.
The river run rubber duck race takes place at 5 p.m.
More festival events can be found at: facebook.com/MorellRiverRunFestival.