Yarrow Days celebrates small-town living

Yarrow days is June 4 and 5 at Yarrow Pioneer Park in Chilliwack.

Yarrow Days 2016 takes place June 4 and 5 at Yarrow Pioneer Park.

Yarrow Days 2016 takes place June 4 and 5 at Yarrow Pioneer Park.

It’s that time, Yarrow Days is back this weekend.

Bringing neighbours and friends together since 1970, this annual event is now in its 46th year.

The festivities begin at 8 a.m. on Saturday, June 4 in Yarrow Pioneer Park with a pancake and sausage breakfast.

The parade leaves from Yarrow Community School at 10 a.m., for onlookers to enjoy as they make their way south on Wilson Road and west on Yarrow Central.

Winning groups will don ribbons indicating first, second and third places in categories including musical, marching, community, kids and many more.

The theme this year is superheroes, and Yarrow Days Committee member Carol Bell says, “I can’t wait to see what they do with it.”

There will be plenty of music to be heard and fun to be had.

Starting at 11 a.m. and carrying on through the afternoon, musicians include the Yarrow Days Choir, Filthy Little Thieves, Head Over Heals Power Quartet, The Mabels, Red Stone Alley, Angus Drive and more.

Visitors will also be able to enjoy a performance by the Bhangra Dancers at noon.

Enjoy a barbecue, craft booths, imagination stations, children’s games, a cake walk and more. New to this year, there will be a climbing wall and photo booth to enhance the fun.

Take a stroll through the Show and Shine at the Yarrow Alliance Church. Contact Kent at 604-751-3633 to register your vehicle.

Head over to the Yarrow Community Centre at 7 p.m. for a 19+ pig roast and dance, featuring rock and country music by returning band The K.O.’s. Tickets for the evening event are $25, available at Perfekt Deli (42181 Yarrow Central Road).

Yarrow Days festivities continue on Sunday, beginning with a breakfast at the Yarrow Community Centre, hosted by the Yarrow United Mennonite Church.

All are welcome to join the outdoor community church service starting at 11 a.m. at the park, with parking available at the Yarrow Canadian Reformed Church.

“It’s a celebration of small town living, and all that that means,” Bell said.

“People look forward to it, and they come back every year for Yarrow Days, gathering in the park.”

Yarrow Pioneer Park is located at 4380 Kehler Street.


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