West Hawk Lake Meteor Fest

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.

Start your day with yoga on the beach with South Moon Studio.

Start your day with yoga on the beach with South Moon Studio

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.

Boats lined up to hear music on the beach.

Boats lined up to hear music on the beach.

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.

Sandsculpture Contest

Sandsculpture Contest

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.

6 thoughts on “West Hawk Lake Meteor Fest

  1. hello when is the West Hawk Meteor Fest?
    I would like to possible help out if needed, if camp spot are still available!

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