Coming events in Clark’s Harbour

Published on June 12, 2008
Clark’s Harbour special events coordinator Parnell Walker anticipates lots of activity in the town this summer. The next big event is planned for Tuesday, June 24, with the Great Canadian Adventure Race. Carla Allen photo

By Carla Allen THE COAST GUARD Summertime in Clark’s Harbour is a community spirit time with lots of events planned to involve residents.

On Tuesday, June 24, a popular competition will be resurrected from last year. Special events coordinator Parnell Walker says this year’s Great Canadian Adventure Race is modeled after the Amazing Race. It starts at 6:30 p.m. “You have to go around to different spots in the community and do a challenge then you get the next clue to go to the next location,” she said.

Last year 18 teams competed.

On June 25 the Friends of the Library will be heading out on an evening walk at 6 p.m. At the same time, a remote control car race for ages six – 12 will be held over an obstacle course. A Guitar Hero competition is scheduled for older youth at 7 p.m.

On Friday, June 26, a Canada Day rookie baseball tournament will be held for children ages seven to nine.

On Saturday, June 28, James McKay from Shelburne will be demonstrating his wood carving talent behind the Clark’s Harbour Town Hall in the old skateboard park area. A children’s parade is scheduled for 11 a.m. and a washer tournament will be held around 3 p.m.

An Old Town Picnic and Barbecue will be held on Sunday June 29. “It’s like the old Sunday school picnics with wheelbarrow races, the sack races and the three-legged races, that kind of picnic on the gazebo lawn starting at 1:30 p.m.,” said Walker.

Also on Monday, June 30, a birthday party for Canada will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. At 7 p.m. there will be a variety show at the Clark’s Harbour Elementary School.

On Tuesday, July 1, a street parade starts off the big day at 11 a.m., traveling from Woodlawn Street to Greg Symond’s boatshop. “So far I’ve got six and I haven’t sent my letter out yet,” said Walker about the entries.

From 1 to 4 p.m. there will be games of chance, a dunking pool, a touch tank, cakewalk and more, between the ball field and the Town Hall. Magician Michael James arrives at 3 p.m. to perform and at 4 p.m. there are tentative plans for a tug-of-war.

From 2 to 4 p.m. chip bingo at the legion will be held and that evening from 7 to 9:30 p.m. there will be entertainment at the ball field, including Simon LeBlanc and Jamie Cotter. Fireworks will be set off at 10 p.m.

For updated times, locations and dates, call 1-902-745-0226.