Wow, what a busy weekend it was in Souris last weekend! I hope everyone got to get out and enjoy something. I think my favorite part was the Friday night at The Junction. Below is a thank you post from the Peacock Days Committee and then lots of pictures! Enjoy, and have a super Sunday :)
The Peacock Days and Fair Committee would like to thank everyone who supported this year’s event through attendance, volunteering, sponsorships, and partnerships.
We’d like to thank our exclusive volunteer sponsor Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries, our event partners: Doggy Drop Inn & Spaw, Plaza Petals/ First St. Boutique, Souris & Glenwood Chamber of Commerce, LT’s Corner Store, PHARMASAVE, Souris & Glenwood Volunteer Fire Department, Souris Beautification, Souris BPO Elks Lodge #21, Souris Cooperative Daycare, Souris Home Hardware, Southwest Classic Cruizers, Victoria Park Junction Committee and Whitfield Drugs.
We are grateful for our financial sponsors whose financial and in-kind donations help with operating and organizational costs. The comprehensive list was printed on the official Peacock Days brochure and a photo of that portion of the program is attached. We also thank the individual contributions over the weekend through donations and purchases of 50/50 and raffle tickets.
And we could not have made this event happen without the volunteers who donated their time to help out over the course of the weekend.
Thank-you to each and every one of you for your part in making Peacock Days 2023 a success!
I asked for the privilege of writing the thank-you on behalf of the Peacock Days and Fair Committee because I wanted to include a few personal thank-yous of my own which include a bit of history...
First of all, thanks to Loretta Turner who opened the door to the creation of Peacock Days and Fair in 2021 when I was invited to participate in the Summer Events Committee. Through the planning process, the idea for Peacock Days as a summer event emerged. I enlisted the help of Kayla Logoet and we began to formulate a vision for the weekend. Due to Covid restrictions that year, both the junior rodeo and summer fair were canceled. After a discussion with Jessie Goodwill, the Fair joined the Peacock Days weekend and the inaugural event took place in August. The response to the combined effort of Peacock Days and Fair was extremely favorable. In 2022 Peacock Days and Fair moved to the original Fair dates – the second week of July and the rest as they say is history.
My second set of thank-yous go to Kayla Logoet and Jessie Goodwill for their dedication to the organization, planning, and development of promotional materials - they have been wonderful to collaborate with - and the Souris-Glenwood Agricultural Society and the Souris Chamber of Commerce for believing in this event and helping it grow.
This year the Peacock Days and Fair Committee welcomed Cindy Russell as a Chamber representative and voice of local businesses, and Janelle Eastman and Sydney Wright who helped with the organization of vendors on the Crescent.
Each year has been bigger and better than the one before and the Peacock Days and Fair Committee will continue to work to build upon this year’s success. Stay tuned!
Photo gallery link below from Kindred Captures.
Photos by Kim De Koning ( Kimmy D Photos) below
Facebook link - Facebook
*using picture with permission from her mom*
We did "pony" rides again this year at Peacock Days and Fair. The proceeds are going to Stars Air Ambulance.
I want to thank everyone who came and for donating This year, we raised $216!!
Peacock days is a wrap - 𝗧𝗛𝗔𝗡𝗞 𝗬𝗢𝗨 to everybody that stopped by our shop + trailer on location. This weekend was a huge success for our small town and we are so grateful for each visitor and local that swung by. In addition, a massive shout out to our staff that absolutely killed it during the busiest weekend we’ve had thus far!
(Our only regret is we didn’t get any pics of the staff while they were at the shop since we were on location.)
Bring on the rest of summer ‘23
Souris Cooperative Daycare
Thanks for supporting us at our face painting fundraiser today ! We had so much fun once again . We hope you caught tons of candy from us in the parade. Stay safe and have so much fun this weekend Happy peacock days
From souris daycare
Posted by Michelle Wipf
Souris and area, WOW WOW WOW.! Thank you everyone who came out and participated, I think we gave spectators a parade for the books. With 70 floats, I would say that was a succes! You have all made this an incredible experience, and my heart is happy. Thank you everyone, absolutely wonderful job by all! And of course a huge thank you to my flock, for always going along with my crazy ideas, and helping at every turn.
Souris Golf Course
The new bridge looks great!! And the fairway on number nine has been repaired but needs some time for the grass to grow in. Thank you to our current executive for overseeing this project.
Boissevain Recorder ran an article on the Ladies’ Auxiliary this week.
Friday suppers will resume in the fall, second Friday of each month.
Fun Time Pottery Souris
We have turned on our OPEN sign and are ready to serve you. Haze has its own door on the south side of the building.
We are still waiting on some stock to come in so our hours will be 10-5 Friday and Saturday. Closed Sunday.
As soon as we are fully stocked our hours will be extended. Until then, hours are the same as Plaza Petals.
Come on in and check out Souris’ new Cannabis and Vape Shoppe!! Must be 19+ to enter. ID is required!!
Our committee was excited to have a display at Peacock Days last Friday evening July7th. It was a great evening complete with musical entertainment and yummy food at the Junction area.
Welcome to Victoria Park Junction project! Our vision is to enhance the space where Plum Creek enters the Souris River in Victoria Park, Souris, Manitoba, creating a gathering place for our community. The Junction will be appropriate for community events and for fishing, kayaking and boating, and enjoying the sights and sounds of nature. Accessible walking trails will be a focal point of the project, as well as sitting areas for quiet reflection.
Follow this page for project updates. Fundraising will start in the near future so check in here for opportunities to support this great project.
The Hillcrest Museum is participating in Historic Places Days! Stay tuned to see what we do for the different themes this year.
A heartfelt thank-you to Darlene Janssen and the staff of the Souris Hotel for their donation of $735 for continued repairs and upkeep of Hillcrest Museum. And happy 5th Anniversary!
Plaza Petals Flower Shoppe now has a loyalty card program. Buy 10 bouquets get the 11th free!! Or spend $30 or more 10 times get a free bouquet!!
Did you know Plaza has had a subscription service for years. I didn’t start it, but I continue it just like the owners prior!! Set and forget and I will deliver flowers to you at whatever frequency you choose!! Call today for more info!! 204.483.3174.
Check out the Butcher's Sale in this week's flyer!
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LT's Corner Store
New @ltscornerstore (1.81kg/4lb bags) Pickle Spears $22.69
Lagasse's Studio of Fine Art
The Honey House:
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We still are looking for people to work in our honey house starting soon! Full time, for the months of July and August and part of September with the option of finishing out the year until October. starting at $15/hour.
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