Historic village: R. J. Haney Heritage Village general manager Susan Mackie is looking forward to Pioneer Day coming up on Sunday

Historic village: R. J. Haney Heritage Village general manager Susan Mackie is looking forward to Pioneer Day coming up on Sunday

Paying homage to heritage

R.J. Haney Heritage Village & Museum hosts Pioneer Day for the whole family from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, July 13

  • Jul. 9, 2014 7:00 p.m.

R.J. Haney Heritage Village & Museum hosts Pioneer Day for the whole family from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, July 13.

“Join the celebration and explore Salmon Arm’s rich history,” invites general manager Susan Mackie. “Enjoy games, a pancake breakfast, the fifth annual pie eating contest, wagon rides, barbecue lunch, pioneer demonstrations, musical entertainment and more.”

The day starts with a $6 pioneer pancake breakfast served from Marjorie’s Tea Room until 11 a.m. A barbecue lunch starts at 11:30 at the outdoor kitchen, with popcorn, ice cream or desserts in the tea room.

Sway to the music of The Cliff Jumpers. Formed in 2012, the band brings the hot sounds of old New Orleans jazz to the Shuswap. The group plays variety of jazz and blues that is guaranteed to “get those toes tapping.”

Mackie is calling all pie eaters to vie for the title and prize in the Fifth Annual Pie Eating Contest sponsored by the Shuswap Pie Company. Registration is free and can be done at Pioneer Day or by calling the village at 250-832-5243.

Visit the Kid’s Corner and enjoy the petting zoo sponsored by the 4-H Club. Kids are welcome to make a special pioneer craft, colour and have their face painted.

The whole family will enjoy the old fashioned midway with games of chance and skill. Young competitors can enter the cupcake eating contest and explore the Village on a special pioneer scavenger hunt.

Stroll the Village and enjoy displays and demonstrations by the Shuswap Spinners and Weavers, Shuswap Needle Arts Guild, Shuswap Quilters and Pioneer Collectors’ Club that will provide wagon rides. View a pioneer gun collection, antique radio collection and watch an apprentice blacksmith work in the Blacksmith Shop. Shop for treasures at the Storyteller Antique Store and browse the collectors and vendors that will have booths set up in the village.

Gate admission is $6 for adults and $4 for children ages five to 13. Children under four years of age are admitted free. For more information, call 250-832-5243, visit Haney’s website at www.salmonarmmuseum.org, or friend them at facebook.com/Haneyheritage.