WINDSOR JUNCTION: Organizers say not even Mother Nature could dampen the excitement and success of the 40th anniversary of Keloose.
Nick Yeomans, chairman of the committee behind the weekend full of activities at the Windsor Junction Community Centre, said the dedication and hard working volunteers is what made it a success.
“We had a great group of community minded people who stepped up to join us this year,” said Yeomans. “It was great to see. They brought great ideas for the weekend. It couldn’t have been pulled off as successfully without them.”
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That made for a fun afternoon leading into the musical performances from students in Rock Camp at Fall River School of Performing Art before the fireworks from Fireworks FX .
Among the activities were: tug of war; face the cookie; slip and slide; water balloon fight; whip cream eating contest; a Nerf battle from Party Patrol Events Company; and more. It was a steady stream of participants for many of the games with children having fun.
The lone damper on the weekend was the cancellation of the Kids Parade due to the postponement.
Halifax Water’s The Shed was providing information for people about their water later in the day. Station 45 firefighters, including Sparky the Fire Dog, made an appearance mid-afternoon, giving kids a chance to get into Engine 45 and try on the firefighter gear—even if for many it was just a tad too big on them.
Food trucks from Let’s Eat Beer; Cheese Curds; and SEA–HAWGS East Coast BBQ were kept busy from the crowd grabbing some supper and good eats in the evening. The popsicle and ice cream sales were flowing as everyone tried to stay cool.
“Everyone seemed to have a lot of fun, which is what Keloose is all about,” said Yeomans. “It was a great weekend.”
And from all accounts of those in attendance as they were leaving, they were once again thrilled with the show.