Saturday, February 9 1 p.m. – downtown Rotary Club Parade. See adults section for details.
Sunday, February 10 12 to 2 p.m. – Oakwood clubhouse Children’s Talent Show (free). Register at Guest Services before February 3. Sing, dance, play – bring your original ideas to win prizes! Prizes for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd. “We just want to have the kids come out and do their dancing or singing,” says Diana Simpson of Oakwood Inn Resort. “When they register they’ll have to say what they’ll be doing. We have a lot of talent in the area, and it’s a great way for them to get out and show people what they can do.”
Saturday February 9 1 p.m. – downtown Rotary Club Parade. “It’s going to be a humdinger, for sure,” says parade organizer Jim Southcott. “The parade starts at the Sobey’s parking lot and goes down to Government Road and disbands there. There is a $500 first prize award for the best entry. Local dignitaries will lead the parade, and we have about 60 registered floats with a chance for many more. There will be a lot of horses, plus the Seaforth and District all-girls marching band. Anyone who wants to showcase their business or put in an entry should call me (519-238-8800).”
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Pine Dale Motor Inn Craft Sale. All vendors are welcome.
Gables Search for Talent Contest with Fat Kat Karaoke Bobbie
11:30 a.m. – United Church UCW Lunch. $6 for 13 and up; $3 for children. Hot dogs available for children.
2 to 4 p.m. – Bikini Bobs Sleigh rides after the parade. $5/person; free for children five and under.
3 to 6 p.m. – Gables Search for Talent contest with “Fat Kat Karaoke Bobbie.”
5 to 8 p.m. – Grand Bend Legion Steak BBQ. Tickets available at Legion. 519-238-2120.
8 p.m. – Oakwood Huron Room Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Show with Joanna Downey and Bobby Keele. Cost: $20 per person includes tax. Call 519-238-2324. Buffet dinner (seatings between 5 and 7 p.m.) & show together for only $50 including tax & gratuity.
9 p.m. – Oakwood clubhouse Entertainment by Murray Andrews
9 p.m. to close – Riverbend Kountry Karaoke Contest with Jude
10 p.m. – Oakwood Huron Room Ms. and Mr. Winter Carnival Pageant Prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd. Call Diana Simpson at 519-238-2324 for details. “We were looking for something different this year,” Simpson says. “We’re challenging all businesses in the area to send someone to represent them in the contest. There are three different rounds: a fashion round with one summer and one winter outfit of their choice; a talent round where the contestants perform a talent of their choice; and a questionnaire round where the contestants answer questions related to the winter carnival.” All contestants will be in the pageant float in the parade Saturday morning.
Sunday February 10 8 to 11 a.m. – behind Bank of Montreal Grand Bend Firemen’s Breakfast
11 a.m. – Grand Bend Legion Veteran’s Memorial Mixed Dart Tournament. Register at 11 a.m.
2 to 5 p.m. – Colonial parking lot Waiters’ Race
For more information, call the Grand Bend Chamber of Commerce: 519-238-2001