WIIKWEMKOONG—The annual Wikwemikong Fall Fair is on this weekend, themed ‘Fun for the Whole Herd.’
The fun gets underway Thursday night at 6 pm with a movie night at the Rabbit Island Community Centre. There will be a children/family friendly film, followed by a thriller for mature crowds after.
Friday night at 7 pm there will be a family dance at the arena in honour of the late Louis Manitowabi who was an active member, volunteer and leader of the Wikwemikong Fall fair for years. Admission is $5 and there will be a step dancing competition and spot dances.
Saturday morning the parade will start at 9 am at the band office. There are two divisions: departments/business and classrooms/family, with the theme ‘Fun for the Whole Herd.’ Anyone wishing to register a float can contact Jessica Eshkawkogan at 1-855-221-2185. The cost is $10 a float, but there will be cash prizes for the first, second and third float.
There will also be a pancake breakfast at the arena from 9 am to 11 am and the exhibits will be open from 9 am until 2 pm, also at the arena.
The Mud Runners will be hosting a poker run from 10 am to 3 pm.
The Wikwemikong Library will have a craft table set up from 11 am until 12 pm.
There will be Plinko, Crown and Anchor and a photo booth at the arena from 11 am to 4 pm. Eugene Manitowabi and Friends will be performing at the arena from 1 to 3 pm
The livestock exhibition will be held from noon until 4 pm at the Thunderbird Park (ball field).
Also at the Thunderbird Park there will be an apple harvest (12 to 4 pm), apple pressing (12 to 4 pm), round hay bale water hauling (12 to 2 pm), pony rides (1 pm), Texas horseshoes (1 to 3 pm) and a game of capture the flag ( 2 to 4 pm). As well, there will be a potato sack race from 3 to 3:30 pm.
Entry to the Texas horseshoes is $5 per person, per division with cash prizes and trophies awarded in the three divisions.
The horse pull competition will start at 3 pm, running until 7 pm at the Thunderbird Park.
There will be a licenced dance Saturday night at the Thunderdome (area) starting at 9 pm. Mike Trudell will be performing from 9 pm to 1 am.
For more information, see the advertisement on Page 15 of this paper.