Swing into Highlands Fling

The new Highlands museum will open to the public at the Fling with displays of local history and heirlooms on display.

Take a step back in time at the Highlands Fling this year.

The new Highlands museum will open to the public at the Fling with displays of local history and heirlooms on display.

“It’ll have all the links to our past,” said Scott Richardson, chair of the Highlands District Community Association. He won’t reveal what will be on display and interested folks will need to attend the grand opening.

Richardson hasn’t missed a Highlands Fling in the 10 years he’s lived there.

“My favourite part is the community tug-o-war,” he said, adding his piece of advice to anyone participating is to, “Look for high ground,” he said with a chuckle.

As always music is an important part of the Fling and this year there will be performances by a group of young fiddlers named Coastline, a former Juno nominee Shari Ulrich and even Highlands Coun. Allen Dobb.

“Allen is an accomplished musician with a number of recordings.” Richardson said.

A magician, David Gifford, will appear for the first time at the Fling.

“He’s fantastico,” said Richardson explaining the West Shore magician is known for making eggs and live chickens appear.

Homemade chili, watermelon slices and corn on the cob will be available. As always, West Shore Parks and Recreation will be on site with children’s games and races.

Bring your own stick for the community ball hockey game at the West fire hall, 1564 Millstream Rd., at 10:30 a.m.

 

“It’s fun, it’s exercise and not too

competitive,” said Richardson, adding the game is suitable for all ages and abilities.

 

 

The Highlands Fling is Sunday, Sept. 8 at the Caleb Pike Heritage Park, 1589 Millstream Rd, from noon to 5 p.m.