The annual Coe Hill Warriors Day Weekend is set for Labour Day weekend, Sept. 3, 4 and 5, 2011.
About 70 historic military vehicles are expected for displays and a parade, making it the largest display of it’s kind in Ontario, organizers believe.
The all-volunteer event lost local government grants this year, so make sure to be generous in donations to cover the estimated $30,000 cost to stage the event.
Here’s what’s planned.
Saturday, Sept. , 2011:
10 a.m. – camp set up at Coe Hill fairgrounds, Wollaston Road 620 (Former Highway 620).
11 a.m. – fairground gates open to the public; displays and demonstrations; $5 entrance fee
3 p.m. – Legion canteen opens
4 p.m. – beef, pork and turkey dinner served, $10
7 p.m. – social events
1 p.m. – Display by Canadian Forces Skyhawks precision parachute team (streamers dropped to check wind direction about 12:30 p.m.) After jumpers are on the ground, fly past planned by CC-130 Hercules transport aircraft and historic Harvard training plane. All weather permitting.
Monday, Sept. 5, 2011
7 a.m. – farewell breakfast at the the legion