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48th Annual Hi Neighbour Day - Saturday, August 19th 2017

8:00am - 10am - PANCAKE BREAKFAST in the Hall

Served up by our fine Volunteer Fire Department - pancakes, sausages and all the trimmings. Bring the whole family, bring a friend, meet our dedicated men and women in blue who volunteer to help us all. The best way to start a great Hi Neighbour Day!

8:30 am - 2 pm - ARTS & CRAFTS DISPLAY

In the Old Fire Hall, right next to the Hall - a show of fine work done by Erringtonians of all ages. After breakfast, or following the Parade, come in and have a look. Always something different. If you'd like to help, or display your work, call Bob Herbison at (250)248-9810.

10 am - 1 pm - ERRINGTON FARMERS MARKET

The Original Farmers Market in this area, now it its 44th year! In the Community Park across from the Hall - fresh local produce, baking, preserves, local crafts, great food, coffee and lots of atmosphere. The lively band "Wheelhouse" will entertain with some tunes from the Community Stage. For information on Market stall rentals, call Market Manager Cait Macdonald at (250)586-0099.

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10 am - 2 pm - Free Corn on the Cob all Day

The Errington Hall Board will be serving free Corn on the Cob all day - so come along, neighbours, stay a while, and enjoy.

10am - WORLD MUSIC SUMMER CAMP CONCERT

Bring a deck chair, sit, relax and listen as students from the World Music Summer Camp take to the Community Stage to perform on marimba and drums. Free Admission.

10am - KIDS GAMES AND ACTIVITIES

In the Market Pavillion, kids can get some free face painting and look through the 'tickle trunk' for costumes and accessories to wear in the big Parade. We will also have fun games for kids on the field by the backstop. Come along, come early and bring the kids.

11am - 7th Annual GREATER ERRINGTON ZUCCHINI RACES

On the field, next to the Market, come and watch the fun as wheeled Zucchinis race down the ramp and over the jump to glory or collision. Lots of fun. If you want to race 'your'Zucchini, better check out the rules and regulations, available Saturdays at the Market. There will be a Zucchini racer building workshop on Saturday, August 12th, one week before the race. If you are not a 'racer' do come and watch - you'll see blinding speed, epic crashes and unique vehicles in action. Free to all Market goers.

12:30 pm - HI NEIGHBOUR PARADE

The Biggest Little Parade around - from beside the old school site on Grafton, round the corner and down Errington Road to the Hall. Kids - decorate your bike, parade a pet - adults, community groups, or local businesses create a float and join in! No need to register - just meet on Memorial Road next to the old school site before 12:30, ready to go.

7:30 pm to Midnight(ish)- HI NEIGHBOUR DANCE

Errington Hall’s 48th Annual Hi Neighbour Day Dance
Saturday, August 19th - Tickets $15
Doors at 7:30pm & Show at 8:00pm
DJ to follow the Band and will go until midnight(ish)

The Hi Neighbour Day dance goes ‘old school’ when local band Revolving Doors takes the stage. The group was Initially named the Alumni Band because most members were in the same class in Grade 3 at the old Parksville Elementary School. Multi-instrumentalists Bill Naylor, John Lundine, Dean Williams, and Ade Barnum are all from pioneer families in the area, while ukulele specialist Liz DeBarros is a more recent arrival. Folk rock renditions of well-known and well-loved dance songs form the core of their repertoire, so expect a hot time in the old Hall.

There will be alcohol served so if you’re in the mood for a tall, cool one, a bar run by the Lions Club will serve your needs. And, if you want to continue dancing after the live band we will have a DJ until midnight(ish). Ticket only cost you $15 at Cranky Dog in Parksville, Heaven on Earth in Qualicum, Errington Store or at the door. Doors open at 7:30. Complementary snacks will be available at intermission.


PLEASE NOTE: Proceeds from these events pay for the repair and maintenance of the Errington War Memorial Hall. The Hall, the Old Fire Hall and the Community Park are maintained by the Errington War Memorial Hall Association, a registered non-profit society and a registered charity.

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