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Association. Enjoy getting out and meeting people?
The event was to kick off with an outdoor movie hosted by Yellowhead County
on August 3 but had to be cancelled. "We did not end up being able to show the The Weekly Anchor is
movie due to inclement weather," said Jina Materi, Recreation Coodinator with
Yellowhead County.
Friday started things off with Slo Pitch on Friday night and a Mini Broncs Meet looking for an assignment Writer
and Greet. Saturday the annual parade was spectacular with lots of work being put
into each entry for spectators to enjoy.
The variety of events on Saturday included Slo Pitch, Show and Shine, Kidz The Weekly Anchor has an opening for a person
Daze, Horse Shoes, Mini Broncs, and a Steak Fry followed by a dance.
Youth activities at the event included horseshoes, mini broncs, gold panning, face with good writing skills to write about local events.
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Sunday morning the River Raft Race was held with rafts gathering near the
Rosevear Bridge to begin the 5 plus hour float to Peers. Although there were less
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The Raft Race was won by the River Pirates with a finishing time of two hours
and 49 minutes. Resumes should be dropped off
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Events continued throughout the day ending with fireworks planned for dusk.
Races, and the final wrap up. An old Adams Leaning Wheel Grader made an appearance in the
The winning team in the Slo Pitch A event was the Scrotum Poles. A total of 11 Peers Gold Dust Daze Parade held on August 5 at Peers. (more
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Summers Drilling specializes in water well Winners of the Canoe Race were Barry Los and
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and 50 minutes. The Kayak Race was won by Ian
Grometza with a time of two hours.
A winner for the Show and Shine 1942 and older
category was Stan Munro with his 1932 Buick. The
winner for the 1943 to 1965 category was won by
Dieter with his 1951 Ford F-150. The category for
1966 and newer was won by Louis Roersma with his
1970 Chevelle SS.
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“This is my 16 Gold Dust Daze as the Parade
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Stony Plain, AB www.summersdrilling.com.summersdrilling.com Gold Dust Daze began in 1977. Events of that first
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year included a family casino, Prospectors' Hoedown
in the curling rink, raft race from Rosevear Ferry to
the bridge, baseball games, steak fry, gold panning
championship, and smaller events such as a pie
eating contest. Co-founders, Beth Bowd and Sheila
Eaton started Gold Dust Daze as a means of further
uniting the community beyond the curling season.
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