Cow Bay Days set for this Saturday

Udder Bags’ Connie Jack and a committee of hard-working merchants and individuals are well-prepared for the annual Cow Bay Days.

Udder Bags’ Connie Jack and a committee of hard-working merchants and individuals are well-prepared for the annual Cow Bay Days, set for this Saturday in Cow Bay.

Many of the events will be similar to last year’s offering, but the committee has also organized a host of new activities, and even a group of mascots to join in.

“It’s going to be the same time as last year (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and it’s going to be fabulous fun,” said Jack.

The mascots will make their appearance from noon to 2 p.m. and the entire festival will feature offerings and activities hosted by 20 Prince Rupert merchants.

Advantage Printing is hosting a moo-maid colouring contest beside Opa’s stairs, Cow Bay Cafe is having a spaghetti-eating contest at 3 p.m., Cowpuccino’s has the flung dung at 2 p.m., Cow Bay Gift Galley is holding face-painting sessions, Coastal Fibers has bracelet weaving and Dolly’s has ‘kiss the fish’ and an outside crab and boil barbecue.

The organizing committee worked tirelessly on getting the information out and coordinating the  different merchants, said Jack.

“We had Cow Bay Day meetings … everybody did a little part; whether it be getting candies and stuff for it or working with other merchants and getting newspaper ads and trying to find funding and keeping everybody updated.”

Eagles Bluff Bed and Breakfast has sidewalk chalk art, Harris and Wick is hosting an egg race beginning at 1 p.m., Rupert Meats is offering beef on a bun to fundraise for the wildlife shelter, the Ice House gallery is holding a children’s art workshop and Sea-Sport has chainsaw carving and the Prince Rupert Canadian Marine Search and Rescue fundraiser.

Skeena Kayaking is holding a fundraiser for BCSPCA, RONA is sponsoring cops for cancer with a “jail and bail” barbecue and a “graffiti the truck” event. Opa is hosting a scavenger hunt at 1 p.m. and Udder Bags has an in-store sale and a handbag draw.

From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the parking lot beside Cow Bay Gift Galley, Overwaitea will hold their Angry Birds game, Udder Bags hosts “pop the balloon”, the BCSPCA has an obstacle course and a Vancouver Aquarium table, Crime Stoppers will have a table along with a firetruck and ambulance display. Filipino kabobs are nearby.

Free activities include face-painting, animal balloons, hop scotch, hula hoops, guess the beans, a putting game, guess the shell, a bouncy castle, a fishing game, a bean bag toss and a balloon and ball toss game.

Jack said they had visitors from in-town as well as Terrace, Kitimat and Haida Gwaii for last year’s installment.

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