SUMMERSIDE – The weather couldn’t have been better as a large crowd of children and adults turned out for the Wyatt heritage Properties 11th annual Olde Fashion Carnival.
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Two-year-old Kraig Laviolette tries his hand at ring toss at the Wyatt Heritage Properties Olde Fashion Carnival in Summerside. The event drew a large crowd to celebrate Canada’s heritage.
“We started it in 2003 and it seems to be growing every year,” said Marlene Campbell cultural programming co-ordinator for Wyatt Heritage Properties. “It’s five-cent carnival games, a 10-cent tea tent where you get a piece of Canada Day cake and a cup of tea for 10 cents. For another 10 cents you can get your tea leaves read by Madame Jamie.”
Campbell said Kevin Arthur and the Jacktar Band provided live entertainment and later in the day, to celebrate multi-culture day, Acadian entertainers took to the stage.
“We also have a few newcomers doing some things and we have added Orville Wright’s hanger this year so people will be making small airplanes,” she said.
The carnival offered rides in a miniature horse-drawn carriage for children as well as Roscoe the Clown performed throughout the grounds entertaining the youngsters.
The games the children were playing were traditional games, Campbell said.
“They are games you would have been playing at a carnival in the early 1900’s,” she said.
Some of these included ring toss, a croquet challenge and guessing games.
Sobeys, Cox and Palmer, Heritage Canada and the City of Summerside sponsored the event.