Day two of the Marine Heritage Festival – Saturday, Part 1

From Friday’s big bang kick-off at the Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre (BCM&CC), the Marine Heritage Festival weekend continued and got an early start on Saturday, as once again Mother Nature brought her best for the day.

                                                                         Giant tent set up

Beginning at 8:30 a.m. at Pioneer Park at Southampton Harbour, the Southampton Rotary Club served up its annual pancake and sausage breakfast as it has in years past.  Lines were long but according to many of the comments heard, the breakfast “… was well worth waiting for”.

Southampton Rotary annual breakfast a Festival tradition – (L) Bruce Waechter and Mary Halpert                         took the orders while June Van Bastelaar dished out the pancakes

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Pioneer Park was also filled with several display booths focused on fun activities for children.  From a fish pond to games to entertainment by David Archibald and the Captain Sparrow Gold Hunt, the morning was a fun time for all.

                                                           Five and under line up for the gold hunt

An outdoor venue is always difficult to perform in however, musician and composer                                           David Archibald is a consummate professional 

One of the big events of the day is always the Cardboard Boat Races but, before the races began and by the time breakfast was well over, it was time for Saugeen Shores Rotary BBQ lunch.

                                     The second BBQ in as many days