Cherryville Day/s will be held on September 17th 2022, as the annual fundraising event of the Cherryville Community Club.
The first Cherryville Day was held in 1963, in the field at the corner of Highway 6 and North Fork Road, then belonging to The Young Family.
Activities kick off with the Cherryville Days Parade which leaves the Cherryville Emporium at 12 noon, and heads down to Hanson Park for a day of fun, Cherryville-style!
For more information on this years events, contact Crisy at 250-306-1350
President Cherryville Community Club:
The History of Cherryville Day/s
At the April 1963 meeting of the Cherryville Community Club, Ernie Laviolette proposed the idea of having a special day of fun and recreation for the residents of Cherryville. At that time, the president was Joe Myers and the secretary was Charlie Sihlis. The idea was accepted and a committee, consisting of Ernie Laviolette, Fred Burrows, Eugene Foisy, Charlie Sihlis, Ruth Sihlis and Earl & Shirley Young, was formed. Marilyn (Sihlis) Laviolette and Diane (Young) Rouck were also involved.
The first Cherryville Day was held on the 6th of June, 1963, on the grounds of Earl & Shirley Young’s property, at the corner of North Fork Road and Highway 6. Miss Cherryville 1962, Patty Burrows, opened the day with a ceremonial cutting of the ribbon. Events started at 10:00am with races for the kids, followed by races for the adults. Other events included logging, gymkhana, Bingo, craft displays, Horseshoes, Tug o’ War, and later in the afternoon there was a softball game. A concession stand was available and run by The Thibeaults (owners of a local coffee shop). Some residents chose to bring a picnic lunch for their families. An estimated crowd of 300 enjoyed the day participating, watching the events and mingling with friends and neighbours.
There was a first-time-ever children’s dance, with only kids allowed on the dance floor. Local band, The Midnight Ramblers, supplied the music. This was a huge success. The Midnight Ramblers continued by playing for the adult dance that followed. It rocked the old log hall with about 230 people enjoying themselves. Marilyn Sihlis was crowned by Patty Burrows as the new Miss Cherryville at midnight.
The day was a huge success and it was decided that it should become an annual event.