Thursday, July 26, 2007

The Sand and Sun Festival - 2007

Grosse Isle's Sand and Sun Festival started on Old Harry Beach today. It will run from the 26th through to the 29th of July. This years activities are under the theme, "Come Have Fun in the Sand and Sun!"

This years festival committee decided to bring the Big Top tent back to the festival once again. This large, -- X -- foot tent with it's exterior trailer canteen, which is set up in the parking lot at the beach, will house some of the activities for the festival. For several years now the festival has been held in the center of Grosse Isle, at the Holy Trinity Family Center. "We sincerely hope that everyone has as much fun at the festival as we have had working together to make it a successful one for all to enjoy," said Joy Davies, President of the committee.

Thursday afternoon, the Amherst Equestrian Center, 'La P'tite Ferme Au Galop' provided horses and expertize for an exciting horse back ride on the islands largest beach. The enchanting ride used four horses and one with a double saddle for youngsters.

As the afternoon worn on, many people, residents and visitors alike came to the beach to enjoy the activities that they set out to play for themselves, where they were sponsored by the Sand and Sun Festival Committee or not. Sail boats dotted the azure blue, fantastically calm water of the Gulf of Saint Lawrence. Kites made colourful and spectacular scenes in the blue cloudless skies. Swimmers took advantage of the warm gulf waters.

A 'Reach for the Top' game with teams of four and a 'Survival' game was scheduled for the afternoon under the big top followed by a 'Happy Hour' and a 'Battle of the Sexes' with teams of three later on that evening. The evening was topped off by a spectacular beach fire for the community with a wiener roast.

Throughout the four day festival, canteen and bars service will be available and fresh boiled islands mussels and lobster rolls will be available all day and evenings. It turned out to be a successful and happy start to Grosse Isle's largest Annual Festival.


jadey said...

the horses are just so beautiful

moneyrush said...

i love horses, and i love the photo's of the islands aswell.