It’s that time of the summer again when we celebrate a massive rock that created the deepest lake in Manitoba a long, long time ago. The 11th annual West Hawk Lake Meteor Fest starts today, July 11, and goes until Sunday, July 13. Come down to West Hawk for an action-packed weekend with nice weather to boot! Here’s a little schedule of the events you can check out throughout the weekend:
Friday, July 11 – The fun all starts at 6:00 pm with a barbecue on the beach and Early Bird Bingo under the big tent. – There will be music on the beach throughout the evening including a performance by local favourite Dagan Haddad.
Saturday, July 12
– Kick off your day with yoga on the beach at 8:00 am. Fees are $10 and half of all proceeds go to Meteor Fest. – Be sure to check out the Meteor Market under the big tent from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. – The street hockey tournament starts at 9:00 am on the tennis courts. Entry fee is $60 a team. Must register and pre-pay before 6:00 pm tonight! If interested in registering a team contact Keystone Resort at 1(204)349-2250. – At 10:00 am the kid’s activities begin with the parade starting at the Nite Hawk Café. The parade will be followed by a kid’s colouring contest, a candy scramble, a scavenger hunt, and face painting under the big tent as well as pony rides from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. – At 2:00 pm there will be Diving for Dollars for kids ages 8 – 16. Contact Bob for more information at 1(204)349-8686. – From 2:00 to 4:30 pm check out the reggae band, Rockalypso, performing on the beach. – At 3:00 pm there will be water balloon volleyball on the beach. $5 per teams (teams of two), be sure to bring a towel and clothes that can get wet. – There will be another barbecue on the beach at 5:30 pm. – Early Bird Bingo under the big tent at 6:00 pm. – At 7:00 pm, head down to the beach for music by the Meteor Fest favourite, Blue Crush.
Sunday, July 13 – Start your Sunday with a pancake breakfast under the big tent from 8:00 to 11:00 am. – Hike or bike the Trans Canada Trail in the Poker Derby at 10:00 am. Registration is at the South Whiteshell Fire Hall. – At 11:00 am, the United Church will be having a Sunday morning service under the big tent. – Street hockey tournament will resume at 11:00 am. – There will be a horseshoe tournament at 1:00 pm. $15 per team for a maximum of 16 teams. Pre-register under the big tent by 11:30 am. Winning team gets $100. – Check out the sandsculpture competition on the beach from 1:00 to 2:30 pm. No registration required.
Also be sure to get your Taste of West Hawk Passports to enjoy a taste from each of the four restaurants in West Hawk: Pittman’s on 44, Nite Hawk Café, West Wok Restaurant, and Meteor Mike’s. Goes from 1:30 to 4:30 pm on Saturday. Tickets are only $15 available at West Hawk businesses.