This year, the fun is being brought back to the Steveston Salmon Festival in an old school way.
In the baseball diamond area east of the community centre there will be a host of inflatables and midway/carnival-style games to keep the young and not-so-young entertained.
While there will not be any rides on the day, the atmosphere will be rich with numerous games and exciting activities by Vancouver PartyWorks.
“It’s really hard to book the rides from the right company for the day,” said Kirstine Dickson, co-chair of the Steveston Salmon Festival.
“Plus, we’re not a big enough event and don’t need to book the rides for more than one day.
“So, this is a good alternative and the little kids, especially, will enjoy it.”
The hardest part about adding the carnival was the need for an additional 60 or so volunteers to help run things.
The activities this year include a fun house, mini golf, a quarterback blitz, an ocean adventure land, a Transformers obstacle course, slap shot hockey, a large slide, archery, plus a host of carnival games such as ring toss and penguin fish fling.
“We’ll be offering all of this at a reasonable price that families can come and enjoy.” all day long.”