Gore Bay Harbour Days packed the waterfront with plenty of fun for everyone

This trifecta team really pulled together as they braved the waters of the bay.

GORE BAY—The clouds parted and the sun came out and it from then on it was pretty much standing room only at the Gore Bay Harbour Days celebrations this past weekend, especially at the cardboat boat races.

The races were divided into three classes.

In the Same family with a least one child 12 and under and one adult class, the Merrylees took top honours and the $100 prize with their vessel Goin’ Fishin’, the Frazers came second for $75 with Blazer (Frazer’s Blazer) and the Frazer entry Flash came third for $50.

In the youth category 12 and under (can include more than one person) it was Greyson Orford with Racing Greyson first over the line for $100, followed by Mile, Soligo and Jackson Bicknell and Sam in Three Brothers for the $75 second and Frazier in The Flash for third and $50.

In the open class, any age and anybody, the Merrylees again stormed the top podium, pulling in a cool $500 courtesy of Bousquet Real Estate. Coming in at second, but empty handed was Toby Madrigal with Boaty McBoat Face and third, also without a cash envelope was Kaley Beaudry in Lil H.

There was plenty of laughter and smiles at the bouncy castles and dunk tank, especially when the mayor was in the wet seat. But a number of OPP officers were also very popular targets and good sports. It was full on concentration on the faces of the kids gathered around the swimming pool fishing tank and there were a few rainbow trout pulled up as a reward.

Peter Nelson and a student friend were keeping the folks entertained at the beer tent, followed by the magical tricks and illusions of Stefano Presenza.

Meanwhile, out on the water there were the fluid antics of the Summer Water Sports Travelling Ski Show.

With lots of food and plenty of liquids to keep hydrated the day was judged a tremendous success by all involved.