12th annual West Hawk Lake Meteor Fest

The 12th annual Meteor Fest is this weekend, marking the height of summer and a celebration of West Hawk Lake, that beautiful, deep, meteor-formed lake nestled in the south Whiteshell.

971670_10201516322288795_671373887_nThis year, Meteor Fest runs from Friday, July 10 to Sunday, July 12 and is packed with events that the whole family can enjoy – Everything from a parade to pony rides to street hockey to yoga on the beach to wakeboarding and more. Here’s a schedule of events throughout the weekend:

Friday, July 10
• The fun kicks off with early bird bingo under the big tent (near the campground) at 6:30 p.m. Canteen will be open.

10489986_10152535858395446_323406662374014167_nSaturday, July 11
• Start your Saturday off right with yoga on the beach with Chrissy Sie-Merrit of South Moon Studio. Yoga starts at 8 a.m. and costs $10, with $5 going to support Meteor Fest.
• The Meteor Market will be taking place under the big tent from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
• The street hockey tournament kicks off at 9 a.m. on Saturday at the tennis courts. The entry fee is $60/team and the categories are 14 and under and 14-17. Registration deadline is 6 p.m. Friday, July 10. Call Keystone Resort at 1-204-349-2250 to register.
10325347_10204239449205266_8473881850040848138_n• At 10 a.m., parade down through West Hawk with the clown-lead kids’ parade. Prizes will be available for best dressed and there will also be a kids’ colouring contest for ages 3-11. Parade starts at the Nite Hawk Cafe. The fun doesn’t stop at the end of the parade – Afterwards there will be a candy scramble and kids’ games, face painting, clowns, and an opportunity to meet Frozen characters Elsa and Olaf! There will also be a scavenger hunt after the kids games from noon until 4 p.m.
10418526_699922873413778_2759952916312803239_n• From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. saddle up for pony rides with Falcon Beach Ranch.

1795579_575339485877029_6424241_n• Hit the water with Hangtime Wakeboard School: Hangtime will be offering wakeboard lessons at Meteor Fest. Pre-register by emailing info@hangtime.ca.
• The Diving for Dollars event will take place at 2 p.m. for boys and girls ages 8-16. Call Bob at 1-204-349-8686 to register.
• Rock out on the beach with the reggae band, Rockalypso, from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
• At 3 p.m. get soaked in water balloon volleyball on the beach! Entry fee is $5 per team. Teams consist of two people. All you need is a beach towel and clothes that you don’t mind getting a little wet.
• Barbecue on the beach at 5:30 p.m.
• Early bird bingo continues under the big tent at 6 p.m.
• At 7 p.m., head down for music on the beach by local-favourite Dagan Haddad, Meteor Fest classic Big Crush, and more.

Sunday, July 12
• Start your Sunday off with a pancake breakfast under the the big tent from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
• Get out and enjoy the picturesque scenery of the Whiteshell with the Hike or Bike Poker Derby on the Trans-Canada Trail at 10 a.m. Pre-register at the South Whiteshell Fire Hall.
• The United Church will be hosting a Sunday morning service at 11 a.m. under the big tent.
• The street hockey playoffs will continue at the tennis court at 11 a.m.
• Show off your creative side on the beach during the sand sculpture contest from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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