2013 Transcona Hi Neighbour Festival

This was the website for the 2013 Transcona Hi Neighbour Festival.
The first Transcona Hi Neighbour Festival was held in 1964. Sam became the official mascot in 1967.
The Transcona Hi Neighbour Festival has been bringing the community together for 49 years. Theme's, Committee's and Venue's have changed, but the philosophy behind it is the same. Community involvement and fun!! Thanks to everyone who makes the festival a success every year!!

The content below is from the site's 2013 archived pages.
The current website for the festival is at: http://www.transconahineighbourfestival.ca/

 

 

 

TRANSCONA HI NEIGHBOUR FESTIVAL
CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF PIPING & DRUMMING

THE TRANSCONA HI NEIGHBOUR FESTIVAL RUNS FROM FRIDAY, JUNE 5/15 TO SUNDAY, JUNE 7/15.  THIS YEAR WE ARE PLEASED TO PARTNER WITH THE TRANSCONA PIPE BAND TO CELEBRATE 50 YEARS OF PIPING AND DRUMMING.  DURING THE FESTIVAL, THE TRANSCONA PIPE BAND WILL BE HOSTING ITS 1ST ANNUAL - HIGHLAND GATHERING.
 

 

 

Welcome to the Transcona Hi Neighbour Festival Website
Come and Join us in     May 31 - June 1 - June 2, 2013
This year's theme for the festival is Hi Neighbour salutes Good Neighbours

"There will be prizes for the top 10"

 - open to Transcona residents only
- No age limit 

 

 

 


Parade Sat, June 1     11:OO AM
Prizes sponsored by the Transcona Biz Zone

We are growing and looking for more volunteers :  We need

A Talent Show Co-ordinator - to run our yearly talent show.  If you haven't seen it at Kildonan Place over the last couple of years you are really missing something.  We have some very talented people living in our area and this show promotes their talent.
Please contact us if you are interested in the above or even if you just want to help out

The Transcona Hi Neighbour Festival has been bringing the community together for 49 years. Theme's, Committee's and Venue's have changed, but the philosophy behind it is the same. Community involvement and fun!! Thanks to everyone who makes the festival a success every year!!

Come downtown and join in the fun!!

We wish to thank all the people that made last year's Hi Neighbour Festival a huge success. The weather was beautiful and we had no rain, which was a big plus, even when the majority of the city had down pours the sun shone on Transcona to help us celebrate our 100th Birthday. Without the citizens of Transcona, Sponsors and Donar's we could not have had the festival we had Thank - you to all.

 

CUTE STORY:
Jamus Young said: "My parents, mother pregnant with myself befriended another couple at Transcona's Hi Neighbour festival back in 1973. Of course, the rigours of parenthood caused these couples to completely lose touch after these babies arrived. Interesting fact here and the point of the story... after 15+ years those babies found their way back to each other with no knowledge of how they were already tied together! Those babies are Denise and I, now happily married and also have been a pair since 1988. Fluke or destiny? I think destiny folks. This is a true story." :)

WE LOVED IT!:
Marcus Strong said: "My family loved this event, especially the parade and the music! My little on really got off on the dancing twirlers and their amazing costumes. She was especially impressed with the fact that they all wore the same giant round eyeglasses from Eyeglasses.com and fluffy hats. All the way home she was pestering us about them and we had to promise her we'd buy her a similar kind of glasses (we got her round sunglasses!). The bag pipers were awesome and the spirit in the crowd was contagious. The kids never had so much fun!"

 

Hi Neighbour Festival Parade
Transcona Seniors
Special seating and viewing area


The Transcona Hi Neighbour Committee in association with the Transcona Legion have created a special viewing are so that Transcona Seniors, especially those with mobility issues, can have a front row seat and enjoy watching the Hi Neighbour Festival parade. The Legion have also given permission for use of their washroom facilities which are in easy access of the viewing area.

The Legion will also have a limited number of chairs available but you may want to bring your own seating just in case.

This special area will be mark off and is located at the Southern end of the Legion parking lot. The Legion have given permission for vehicles driven by seniors or by individuals delivering the seniors, can access the parking lot from the back lane coming from the East.

If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity, please contact Peter Martin at 204-224-4131 (pgmartin@mymts.net) for further details.

Many of the Transcona Seniors have participated in the Hi Neighbour Festival events in the past and it is very difficult for many to try and find a place to enjoy the parade today. We feel that the least we can do in appreciation is to provide an area for them to at least enjoy the parade and the excitement once again.
 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:



Friday May 31

5:00pm-11:00pm                Midway (Select Shows) New and more rides

11:00am – 1:00pmTranscona Council for Seniors Annual Tea   & Bake Sale 
$10.00                                  Transcona Memorial United Church. 209 Yale Ave. West
                                               Lunch at noon, call Colleen at (204) 222-9879  

6:00pm                                 Opening Ceremonies

5:00PM - 9:00pmClowns, ballooning, face painting (Kids Tent, walk about) 
                                             1/2 Pint 
                                              Snappy
                                              Cheeky

5:00PM - 11:00PM              Car Corral  
        
9:00AM – 6:00PM               Transcona Historical Museum  (Logo Contest) open to all ages       


MAIN STAGE 

5:00PM - 11:00PM              Local Bands          
                                               Jason Pertic 1/2 hour show after Opening Ceremonies

SATURDAY JUNE  1

Fireworks Saturday June 1 at Dusk (Presenting Sponsor) Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries at Buhler Park 135 Murdock Road. Thank you to Buhler Park.

Fireworks Shuttle Bus 

Free  Fireworks  Shuttle       Pick  up at the following locations.  Start at:

Park Manor 8:30pm                301 Redonda Street
St. Michaels Villa                     114  Yale Ave. East
Transcona Place                     110 Victoria Ave. West

1:30pm – 11:00pm Midway (Select Shows) New and more rides  

8:00am to 10:30am           Legion #7 Pancake Breakfast   
                                             at the legion 117 Regent Ave E.

9:00AM – 6:00PM               Transcona Historical Museum  (Logo Contest) open to all ages       


11:00am                               Transcona Hi Neighbour Parade  
                                              Regent Ave from Brewster to Wayoata
                                              Prizes for the top 3 floats sponsored by Transcona Biz

11:00am to 2:00pm           St. Michael’s Church Ukrainian Buffet   400 Day St.

11:00am to 11:00pm          Car Corral 
  
2:00PM-6:00PM                    92 CITI FM Live Remote with Phil Aubrey

Mascots:

12:00om-2:00pm              Dora                                 
2:00pm-4:00pm                Squire Lawrie Stilt Walker    
1:00pm-3:00pm                Spiderman                          
3:00pm-5pm                      Batman                              
3:00pm-5pm                      Joker                                 
4:00pm-6pm                      Wolverine
                          
1:00pm-4:00pm                 Frogs Hollow Farm Petting Zoo   

3:00pm                                Seniors Bingo Large Tents (Under Large Tents)  

                                              Clowns, ballooning, face painting (Kids Tent, walk about)
11:00pm-8:00pm                1/2 Pint 
11:00pm- 8:00 pm              Cheeky
11:00pm-8:00pm                 Snappy
12:00pm-6:00pm                 LuLu Bell 

7:00pm- 9:00pm            River City Wrestling 

MAIN STAGE 

1:30                                             Winners announced for the  Biz Festival
                                                    of Banners Contest and the Parade Winners for best Float

4:00pm - 5:00pm                       Dustin Harder and the Dusty Roads Band

7:00pm  to 11:00pm                   Local Bands  

(Small Stage)

2:00pm                                       Magician Leslie Weisz    

3:00pm to 4:30pm                  Minute to Win it (TMAC)   CANCELLED
3:00 pm                                      Jason Pertic
5:00pm – 9:00pm                      Arm Wrestling Tournament  
                                                     Manitoba Arm Wrestling Association  
                                                     Youth & Novice    manitobaarmwrestling.com

SUNDAY JUNE 2 


12:00pm-5:00pm                      Midway (Select Shows) New and more rides

8:00am -10:00am                     Perkins Pancake Breakfast 
                                                    on the festival grounds only under the large tents

1:00pm                                      Seniors Bingo Large Tents (Under Large Tent)

2:00pm-5:00pm                        VIRGIN 1031 LIVE REMOTE WITH ADAM WEST 

Mascots:
12:00pm – 2:00pm                  Spiderman
12:00pm – 2:00pm                  Wolverine
1:00pm – 3:00pm                    Squire Lawrie Stilt Walker
2:00pm – 4:00pm                     Batman and Joker
2:00pm – 4:00pm                     Dora
 
12:00pm-4:00pm                      Clowns, ballooning, face painting (Kids Tent, walk about) 

                                                   1/2 Pint 
                                                    Snappy
                                                    Cheeky

5:00PM-11:00PM                     Car Corral    

                                                    Fire Safety House      

1:00pm-4:00pm                        Frogs Hollow Farm 

Noon – 3:00PM                         Transcona Historical Museum  (Logo Contest) open to all             
                                                    ages      

MAIN STAGE 

10:00am-11:30pm                 Tabor Baptist Church Service   

12:00pm to 3:30pm                Cindi Cain Presents:
                                                  The VoiceShack Singing Club 2013    
 


4:00pm                                     Closing Ceremonies

(Small Stage)
 2:00pm                                  Magician Leslie Weisz 

NOTE: Events subject to change. Be sure to check out the crafters tables and vendors

Throughout the festival site.

 

Transcona Hi Neighbour Festival Board of Director's 2013
 


Raymond Ulasy (Chair)

Kim Delorme (Vice-Chair)

Darcy Robert (Treasurer)

Faye McLeod-Jashyn (Secretary)

Kim Delorme (Fundraising)

Karen Robertson (Fundraising)

Heather Lamb(Security)

Grant Reid (Inventory)

Peter McCarthy (Electrical)

Stan Lopata (Parade & Vendors)

Vince Lopata (Parade & Vendors)

Brian Sellars (Music Coordiantor)

Peter Martin (Hi Neighbour Sam)



Garry Wutke (Volunteer)

Jean Delorme (R.I.P)



Volunteers:


Ashley Delorme
Keilan Mott
Markus Dodds
Shari McKay
Ryan Sereda
Brooke Dooley


Thank you to Darlene, Amber, and Marlie Dodds for the countless hours of volunteer work you put in to help the festival each year. Sorry to see you leave.

 

 

 

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