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Scugog Regatta calling all to celebrate super heroes

SCUGOG: Fans of DC or Marvel comics, or fans of real life heroes, will enjoy the 91st annual Lake Scugog Regatta, which will be in Scugog in early August.

The event will take place from Friday, August 2nd until Sunday, August 4th in Caesarea. The theme for this year’s edition is “Calling all Superheroes.”

“Who doesn’t have a superhero? It could be a grandfather, it could be a grandma, it could be your baby brother, or a firefighter. There are so many superheroes, who wouldn’t want to celebrate them?,” Ronna Collard from the Lake Scugog Regatta Association said.

On Friday, August 2nd, they will hold the annual volleyball game between the firefighters and Caesarea in Putsey Park at 6 p.m. The Surf or Turf dinner will be at Beacon Marina, with seatings at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets to the dinner are $40 each, you can purchase your tickets at the chip truck at Beacon Marina, or by calling Shari Bown, at 905-447-3865, or emailing her at Tickets are only available in advance, so they encourage people to buy their tickets quickly. They will also hold a light up your boat contest, with judging taking place at 10 p.m.

Saturday, August 3rd’s festivities begin with the costume parade leaving the Caesarea Fire Hall at 10:30 a.m. and heading to Putsey Park. At 11:30 a.m., there will be a dog show in the park. From Noon until 3 p.m., children will have the chance to meet Spiderman, Batman and Wonder Woman. They will also be able to take part in the following races, watermelon eating contest, egg toss, tug of war, face painting, cupcake decorating and nail driving contest. Singles Horseshoes will begin at 3 p.m. Registration for that will be at Beacon Marina, and there will be a $5 per person entry fee. They will hold volleyball in the park at 6 p.m. A band titled ‘Sons of Adam’ will perform in Putsey Park from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m. There will be a Jumping Castle in the park all day.

On Sunday, August 4th, they will hold a pancake breakfast at the Caesarea Fire Hall, from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. From 10:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m., there will be a fishing derby. Swimming, canoe and kayak races will begin at the pier at 12:30 p.m. From 12:30 p.m. until 3 p.m., people can take advantage of free stand up paddle boarding lessons at the pier. At 2 p.m., the Lake Scugog championship sailboat race will take place at Beacon Marina. They will hold the Volleyball finals in Putsey Park at 6:30 p.m. A movie in the park will conclude the event at 10 p.m.

Organizer Shari Bown told The Standard how the regatta was last year.

“It was great. We had a lot of support, the weather was great and it went really well. Everybody worked hard. Our volunteers are amazing,” she said.

Ms. Bown said every year the “atmosphere is electrifying.”

Ms. Collard spoke about the importance of the event to the community.

“It’s 91 years of bringing the community together for three days,” she said.

Ms. Collard encourages people to “pop by for a good time” during the regatta.

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