Chauvin centennial well-attended

Jennifer Chernishenko
ECA Review Reporter

On August 3 – 5, the Village of Chauvin celebrated its milestone 100th birthday with family-friendly activities. CAO of Chauvin Shelly McMann said the weekend “was beyond our wildest imagination” and estimated the population of the village was two to three times larger because of the centennial celebrations.
A talent show gave locals a chance to strut their stuff and country comedian Ol’Ugly took to the stage next giving everyone cause to laugh heartily. A bonfire and wiener roast carried the good mood long into the night.

On Saturday morning people could leisurely ease their way into the centennial celebrations with the Seniors’ Centre Old Time Band or they could simply join the party at the parade later in the morning. In the early afternoon there was opening ceremonies bringing people together before they split up to take part in a variety of activities.
Obie the Train was giving rides all afternoon and there was also a Penny Carnival, a car and bike show and games for all ages.
A dance and the children’s entertainer Ernestine and Prairie Dogs filled the evening with good times. Festivities for the day were concluded with fireworks.
A mid-morning interdenominational church service started off Sunday. The Roman Catholic Church was also celebrating its 100th anniversary and so there was coffee and cake to honour that legacy after the service. Ball games were held in the afternoon and in the evening there was dinner theatre to finish off the celebrations nicely.

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