ADVENTURES M E M O R I A L P A R K Bounce your brains out with two full days of fun

T hink weekend outings have to be expensive? Think again. This year’s Turtlefest carnival in Memo- rial Park offers unbelievable value. For just $5 per person, per day , you can enjoy non-stop fun and enter- tainment for the whole family. “We’ve worked really hard to bring in activities for all ages this year,” explains venue manager Rick Cox. “We have a huge lineup of tal- ented musicians and stage perform- ers playing all weekend long, plus tons of new interactive and competi- tive activity zones.” As a parent to a pre-teen boy, one of the activities Cox is most excited about is the Nerf Battlezone . “Basically, we’re setting up a mas- sive inflatable obstacle course for two days and allowing kids to bring their Nerf shooters and challenge each other for bragging rights.” The course will also have scheduled pil- low fight times if you’re a more tra- ditional-minded warrior. Back by popular demand , Grand River Inflatables will have a total of 10 activities on site including a 50-ft climbing wall. “The inflatables are always a hit,” says Cox, “There will be huge slides, preschool-sized bouncy castles and even a paddleboat lagoon.” Of

four-wheeled roller skating , you can relive the glory days on the Me- morial Arena floor from noon until 6:00 p.m. For music and dance lovers, the Tillsonburg Hydro Main Stage will power up at 11:00 a.m. Stage man- ager Nicole Nascimato has a lineup that will keep you entertained right through until dusk. United Snakes will pay tribute to ‘70s rock legends while headliner, One Ugly Cowboy , will bring their energetic brand of Canadian country/rock. Other per- formers on the bill include Wendy Lynn Snider and students from three local dance studios. Over on the Family Stage, Images Puppet Productions will be presenting Tommy Turtle’s Crazy Zany Talent Show. You can also check out the Creative Imagina-

course, if it’s cool water you’re look- ing for, be sure to get a front-row seat in the splash zone during the two-day Canine Watersports Cana- da competition . While the weekend in Memorial Park is jam-packed with entertain- ment choices, Cox says some activi- ties will only be offered on one day —so be sure to check the schedule “Saturday kicks off with a grav- ity-defying skateboard, scooter and BMX competition at the Kolin Smith Memorial Skatepark,” says Cox. Meanwhile, on the Optimist courts, area pickleball players will be out in full force with an all-day competition of their own. If you’re old enough to remember on page 14 carefully. Saturday Highlights

One Ugly Cowboy

Tommy Turtle’s Crazy Zany Talent Show


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