Archives for July 23, 2018
Just four weeks to go until the Oliver Roots and Fruits Expo, an all day, free-to-all, fun for all ages celebration of Oliver, its agriculture and its history.
This year’s line-up of activities and entertainment is HUGE: non-stop music and entertainment on two stages, an Oliver’s Got Talent show, mechanical bull riding, pie eating contest, pony rides, goat petting, piles of activities for kids, fantastic food vendors, and so much more. Check out full event details at http://www.oliverrecreation.ca/oliver-sunshine-festival/.
Is your baking, artwork or produce blue-ribbon worthy?
Now’s the time to prove it! Brand new this year, the Roots and Fruits Expo is offering an opportunity to showcase your artistic, culinary and gardening talents. Plan to enter your tastiest baking, best art, craziest-looking produce, and more in the Roots and Fruits Exhibition, set to take over the Community Hall during the Roots and Fruits Expo. Competitive categories include everything from collage to photography to sculpture, tomatoes to flowers to garlic, cookies to bread to canning. Kids are invited to participate too, with categories for those aged 5 and under, 6-8, 9-12 and 13-15. Exhibitor tags can be picked up at the Oliver Parks and Recreation office between 9 am and 4 pm the week prior to the festival. Entries will be accepted at the Community Hall from 4:00 – 7:00 pm on Friday, August 17th.
Full details about the Exhibition including all entry categories are located in the prize book, available at http://www.oliverrecreation.ca/oliver-sunshine-festival/.
Do you think you have what it takes to be known as Oliver’s best car designer and fastest racer?
Build yourself a Zucchini Car and be ready to roll at the Oliver Roots and Fruits Expo! A zucchini car is exactly what it sounds like: a whole or carved zucchini attached to or mounted on top of any kind of wheels, as long as the whole vehicle does not exceed 30 cm in width. Cars will race in pairs with the winner of each race moving on to the next heat. Prizes will be awarded to the fastest, most creative, and best looking cars built by competitors in each age category (under 7, 9-12 , and 13 and over). Zucchini car making supplies will NOT be available onsite at the Roots and Fruits Expo: make your car at home and bring it along to race for glory!
by Benita Baerg
It was such an awesome concert this weekend! The Back Alley Concert (July21) with The Slamdogs at Firehall Brewery, second of the 2018 Series, went like a dream! THANK YOU everyone who came out for an awesome summer evening. There’s only one more Series Concert to go: Back Alley Concert Aug 11th with Floyd Meets Brown, featuring Leila Neverland. Tickets are $15 if bought in advance, available at the Beer Shop & Social below the “Old Firehall” on Main Street (parking around back, down “Brewery Alley”).
The Slamdogs last night were amazing, and kept the fun coming with raw talent and a perfect laid back attitude. And, of course, thank you to our team of Firehall Brewery staff and volunteers for making this break-even event possible. If you would like to volunteer for one of our concerts, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Oh ya….
and thanks Marie-Eve Ruhland for the photos.