Big Daddy Street Party coming up June 18
June 17, 2022, 11:30 am
Sierra D'Souza Butts, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
On Saturday, June 18, there will be activities for kids, live performances, beer gardens, food and drinks at the Big Daddy Street Party in Moosomin.
The party itself will start at 2 p.m. and run until the evening. Activities will start shortly after that, followed by the live local entertainment at 4 p.m. which will go until 10 p.m that day.
Jarrod Slugoski of Cork & Bone Bistro said the purpose of the event is to tie in Father’s Day, while also showcasing how much the different businesses in town have to offer.
“I like to offer entertainment and good times whenever possible. We did this last year around this time when they did the Saskatchewan reopening after Covid, I figured this would be a great opportunity to create an annual event” said Slugoski.
“We’re calling the event Big Daddy Street Party because it’s the day before Father’s Day, we’re hoping to link different activities that can go with dads and their kids.
“We have a dunk tank that dads can get into, or kids can get into and the dads can dunk them if they want. I’m doing a huge musical chairs game that will offer some nice prizes, we also have a live board game that kids can play on the boulevard and prizes there as well.
“We also have two competitions. One will be a father and kid watermelon eating contest, the other we’re calling “Macho Dad” hot sauce eating challenge, where you’ll have to eat increasingly hot sauces to see who the champion is.”
The event is open to all age groups and not just fathers and their kids, Slugoski said.
“We have a lot of space and opportunity in Moosomin to offer something for everyone,” he said.
“We’re just trying to balance out the activities with everything else going on that day, obviously there’s lots of food and drinks available, but we want to be able to offer some activities that will be fun to do in that setting that we’re creating,” he said.
In addition to the activities, there will be also beer gardens, coffee and snacks, a barbecue for burgers, ribs, and more.
The food will be provided by the Knights of Columbus, who will also be doing a 50/50 Draw in support of the Moosomin Airport Project.
Slugoski said the all-day event will give people in the community a chance to have a great time and enjoy the nice weather.
“If you really want to be a part of something the community does, then you should come to it because that’s what makes the community great,” he said.
“It’s also a chance to experience something that’s different than what the town has offered in the past, and the idea of having local music is great. We have tons of local music playing that day which is really lovely, I was actually impressed about having seven different acts throughout the afternoon.”
The local entertainment for the night will be Lachlan Neville, Olivia Kelly, Fenton Martens, Brian Paul D.G., Ainsley Friesen and Old Habits.
“I’m a big fan of building up the community, when other people come into town and they’re like ‘wow, these people really know how to have a good time.’ I want that, but we have to start somewhere, and this is one of those things,” he said.
Chance to sign up for Community Market
At the street party on Saturday, Slugoski said there will be a spot where businesses and vendors can sign up for the 2022 Moosomin Community Market (MCM) that will be happening all through summer.
“We will have an information table basically for the Moosomin market and people can come and sign up for any one of the four markets that we’ll be running in the summer,” Slugoski said.
The market will be happening in town on July 1, July 16, August 27 and September 24.
Each MCM event will also be tied to another event happening in town for that day, such as the Canada Day Market, Rodeo Weekend Market, Moosomin Museum Day Market and Harvest Market.
Vendors are free of charge to attend and are encouraged to share their business with the community, he said.
“It gives vendors the opportunity to come, sign up and ask questions about it because I’m sure people have questions about it,” he said.
Individuals who interested in knowing more about the MCM can contact Slugoski through his Facebook page— Moosomin Community Market—or email him at: email@example.com