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2018 Schedule of Events
Saturday, June 2
The first Cherryville Day was held in 1963, in the field at the corner of Highway 6 and North Fork Road, then belonging to The Young Family.
Activities kick off with the Cherryville Days Parade which leaves the Cherryville Emporium at 12 noon on the Saturday, and heads down to Hanson Park for a weekend of fun, Cherryville-style!
2018 UPDATE: Hanson Park has been closed due to flooding. Cherryville Day will be held on Saturday only, up at Cherryville Community Hall and area.
Natalie Fleming: 778-760-5887
The History of Cherryville Day/s
At the April 1963 meeting of the Cherryville Community Club, Ernie Laviolette proposed the idea of having a special day of fun and recreation for the residents of Cherryville. At that time, the president was Joe Myers and the secretary was Charlie Sihlis. The idea was accepted and a committee, consisting of Ernie Laviolette, Fred Burrows, Eugene Foisy, Charlie Sihlis, Ruth Sihlis and Earl & Shirley Young, was formed. Marilyn (Sihlis) Laviolette and Diane (Young) Rouck were also involved.
The first Cherryville Day was held on the 6th of June, 1963, on the grounds of Earl & Shirley Young’s property, at the corner of North Fork Road and Highway 6. Miss Cherryville 1962, Patty Burrows, opened the day with a ceremonial cutting of the ribbon. Events started at 10:00am with races for the kids, followed by races for the adults. Other events included logging, gymkhana, Bingo, craft displays, Horseshoes, Tug o’ War, and later in the afternoon there was a softball game. A concession stand was available and run by The Thibeaults (owners of a local coffee shop). Some residents chose to bring a picnic lunch for their families. An estimated crowd of 300 enjoyed the day participating, watching the events and mingling with friends and neighbours.
There was a first-time-ever children’s dance, with only kids allowed on the dance floor. Local band, The Midnight Ramblers, supplied the music. This was a huge success. The Midnight Ramblers continued by playing for the adult dance that followed. It rocked the old log hall with about 230 people enjoying themselves. Marilyn Sihlis was crowned by Patty Burrows as the new Miss Cherryville at midnight.
The day was a huge success and it was decided that it should become an annual event. Over the years, Cherryville Day was expanded to two days, and then to three days with Friday evening events.
Saturday, June 2, 2018
8:00 am - 11:00 am Pancake Breakfast at Cherryville Community Hall
11:00 am Parade Line-Up at Cherryville Emporium
11:00 am - 5:00 pm Bouncy Castle at Cherryville Community Hall
11:30 am Parade Judging
12:00 noon Cherryville Days Parade departs from Emporium for Cherryville School.
12 noon onwards Valhalla Helicopter Rides
Get an aerial view of Cherryville.
Flights will be taking off from
79 Specht Road, next door to
the Cherryville Community Hall.
$60 per person for 10 minute ride.
The team at Valhalla Helicopters
is experienced, personable and puts safety first.
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm Concession at Cherryville Community Hall
1:00 pm Pet Show at Cherryville Community Hall. Open to children and adults. Categories are: Best Dressed, Best Trick, Best Behaved, Most Unusual, Pet-Owner Look-Alike
12:30 pm - 6:0 0pm Beer Garden at Cherryville Community Hall, down below outside basement
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Bingo at Cherryville Community Hall
2:00 pm Outhouse Races at Cherryville Community Hall.
(Participants: Meet immediately after the Parade to discuss race details. All racers must have helmets and footwear. Elbow/knee pads are optional but highly recommended.)
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm Kids’ Games at Cherryville Community Hall
9:00 pm - 1:00 am Cherryville Days “High Water” Dance at Cherryville Community Hall
Live music by Feet First. Advance tickets only, $15 - available at Cherryville Emporium, Frank's General Store; and in Lumby at Jitter Beans Coffee House. NO MINORS.