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Bow Island enjoys harvest festival

Posted on October 12, 2023 by Ryan Dahlman
Commentator/Courier Photo by Anna Smith Fall Festivities: Children attempt to knock down canisters during fair games at Cherry Coulee Christian Academy during the Bow Island Harvest Festival on Sept. 30.

By Anna Smith
Commentator/Courier

Bow Island’s Harvest Festival, despite some cold and rainy weather, still brought the community in for a day of fun and pumpkins. 

The event was a collaboration between Cherry Christian Academy School, Bow Island Chamber of Commerce, Bow Island Fire Department, and some outside volunteers, said Kaylee Ostenberg, Recreation Facilitator for the Town of Bow Island, in an interview prior to the event. 

Cherry Coulee Christian Academy hosted crafts, a bouncy castle, and various fair games within their gymnasium for the afternoon, until 2 p.m., when most events moved over to the Multiplex for a Harvest Market, dinner, a petting zoo, and, of course, a pie-throwing competition.

Visitors could pledge only $5 in order to throw a pie at various volunteers, including members of the fire department, local RCMP, and the president of Bow Island Minor Hockey. Pieces of a large pumpkin pie were also auctioned, for a chance to hit some town celebrities, including Mayor Gordon Reynolds.

The auction for this opportunity amusingly went to the Town of Bow Island for a total of $640 dollars, with the honour going to Pinto MacBean himself.

The family dance and Harvest Cabaret followed, with the event overall being a success.

“All the proceeds made will go towards the decorations to the Town of Bow Island and or back into the Harvest funds to create more events for next year,” said Ostenberg.

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