Every year, there is a small petting zoo for the kids.
I walked to the end of the pier to look out at the scenery.
And I saw an osprey for the first time in my life!
There were a few clouds, but it was definitely sunnier than my pictures suggest. And look how far the tide is out!
There were also a few rides for the kids: bouncy castle, train ride, and jousting. Although I think the “big kids” enjoyed the jousting more than the actual kids.
Because Golden Spike Days celebrates the last spike and the gold rush that existed at the time, there is always a gold panner. He panned that gold in less than 40 seconds!
There were a variety of foods to choose from: Ukrainian, Italian, Chinese, local fish and chips. Unfortunately, I chose the pasta and sausage. The pasta was a little cold and the sausage was dry. <<insert sadface>>
Of course there was a stage and several performances, including Tony Prophet.
And the Golden Spike Can Can Dancers.
As well as the CAPA School of Dance.
Since it was open air, many people brought their dogs out for the day. A few others had different kinds of pets.
Since it was Canada Day, EVERYONE got a cupcake! There were at least 12 boxes this size.
After the cupcakes, they wanted us to work off the calories with a Zumba workout.
Remember the green men? Here are their cousins, the red guys.
Another booth for the kids every year is the boat building booth.
And the last thing I watched was the BMX bikers.
I had a full and busy day. And even though the day was only half over, I was tired and went home. Which means I missed out on seeing Doug and the Slugs. Remember them? No? Am I the only old one here?