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Botwood Flying Boat Festival successful


The 2016 Flying Boat Festival wasn’t just a single day of events but rather several days.

With so many events it isn’t an easy feat to take it all in and not wonder just who and how do they get the festival go so well year after year.

To refer to the newest councillor Murray Roberts, who chaired this event, it takes time and organization by not only himself but the rest of his committee and the staff of the town hall and the many more volunteers from the area that put this together.

With bingos, card games, craft shows, stadium dances, boat parades, church services and Botwood Day itself, that is just merely the tip of the activities in and around Botwood. 

The Botwood Day parade saw motorcycles joining in front of the antique cars and then the rest of the parade was not far behind. RCMP, fire and ambulance led the way for trucks, side by sides and various companies and organizations involved in this year’s parade with the likes not seen in a number of years.

With the 100 year anniversary of the Battle of Beaumont-Hamel as a theme, the kids who had bikes and carts put in did the town proud. Prizes were awarded for the best floats and bikes, then a bit of afternoon musical entertainment and games, food and rides. The day turned into night with the fireworks off the Killick island and the Joe Rebel band with some members who called Botwood Home for a long time closed out Botwood Day night with a huge open air dance. 

With so many events it isn’t an easy feat to take it all in and not wonder just who and how do they get the festival go so well year after year.

To refer to the newest councillor Murray Roberts, who chaired this event, it takes time and organization by not only himself but the rest of his committee and the staff of the town hall and the many more volunteers from the area that put this together.

With bingos, card games, craft shows, stadium dances, boat parades, church services and Botwood Day itself, that is just merely the tip of the activities in and around Botwood. 

The Botwood Day parade saw motorcycles joining in front of the antique cars and then the rest of the parade was not far behind. RCMP, fire and ambulance led the way for trucks, side by sides and various companies and organizations involved in this year’s parade with the likes not seen in a number of years.

With the 100 year anniversary of the Battle of Beaumont-Hamel as a theme, the kids who had bikes and carts put in did the town proud. Prizes were awarded for the best floats and bikes, then a bit of afternoon musical entertainment and games, food and rides. The day turned into night with the fireworks off the Killick island and the Joe Rebel band with some members who called Botwood Home for a long time closed out Botwood Day night with a huge open air dance. 

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