Last year this sand pile was a big hit with kids at the annual Street Party

Last year this sand pile was a big hit with kids at the annual Street Party

Timber Kings to greet fans at Street Party

One of the big attractions for the Stampede Street Party Saturday will include a visit by some of the stars from The Timber Kings TV show.

One of the big attractions for the Stampede Street Party Saturday will include a visit by some of the stars from The Timber Kings television show.

After the parade, the Timber Kings will be available at the Street Party for autographs and pictures, says event organizer Elaine Winslow.

“As soon as the parade goes past everybody sets up,” Winslow says.

The party runs up Oliver Street to Fourth Avenue with some activities taking place on side streets from about 11:30 a.m. after the parade until 3 p.m.

The children’s activities will be set up along First Avenue South between Oliver Street and Yorston Street.

There will be a petting zoo in the parking lot of the former Haines Office World building.

The Cariboo Chilcotin Child Development Centre will have remote control cars for kids to race. There will be face painting and other activities for the kids such as sidewalk chalk painting, play dough and, if it doesn’t rain, a bouncy castle on First Avenue below Spirit Square which will also be filled with entertainment.

Entertainment includes performances on two stages, one in the BIA/Cariboo Growers parking lot and the other at the Second Avenue/Oliver Street intersection. There will be magic shows with Clint Gray and performances by musical groups such as Perfect Match, Wayne Lucier, Doris Munger, Celtic Connection, Mark Gillman and various dance groups.

There will be more than 30 vendors lined up along Oliver Street including lots of food vendors selling everything from beef on a bun to bannock, Winslow says.

In addition to all that she says Sue Lachance is organizing a flea market on Oliver Street from First Avenue to Mackenzie Avenue. The Lakers Car Club will also be there with an exhibition of vehicles.

“All in all it will be a good time,” Winslow says. “Hopefully everyone will come out and enjoy the day and have a good time.”