Burn ban forces postponement of BEST Fireworks in HRM

WINDSOR JUNCTION: It wasn’t quite Mother Nature the volunteer committee with Keloose 2019 had to worry about, but the fact there was a burn ban on resulted in postponing the fireworks show. HRM Fire prevention made the final call.

Outside of that damper, Keloose weekend, Aug. 15 to 18, was a rousing success with a new committee at the reigns of the traditional festival held at the Windsor Junction Community Centre.

“We were really pleased with how things went, with the people that came out and the support from our wonderful community businesses,” said event chair Jay Cameron.

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Sparky the Fire Dog waves to a young girl after she gave him a hug.

He confirmed the committee is rescheduling the fireworks show by Fireworks FX to Sept. 29, shortly after 8 p.m. The night will begin at 5 p.m. The committee is working on finalizing the night’s events so stay tuned to the festival’s Facebook page “Keloose” for updates. Fire trucks and Sparky the fire dog are also scheduled to be on hand.

Cameron said the volunteer committee, which includes Lori Andrews, Nichole Stephen, and Jen Rideout, has already met with a look towards 2020.

“We’re looking to get a jump on things and will be meeting in November and start our planning in early 2020,” said Andrews.

Speaking of the weekend itself, the adult dance with The Home Wreckers had around 150 people in and out of the LWF Hall, while Kids Day at the WJCC and the kids parade had a good turnout and lots of fun, said Stephen.

Despite the fireworks being cancelled, there was a steady crowd for family night and fireworks night as FRSPA and The Home Wreckers performed, and the food trucks served up supper for those in attendance. Sparky the fire dog and Station 45 Fall River’s fire trucks were a main attraction among the crowd, said Rideout.

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Anna Andrews in the fire truck. (Morgan Fitz photo)