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Thousands join Camp Alex beach fest

Joe Gorman, Hudson Stobbe, S.J. Lim and Mark Bradshaw clown around at the 37th annual Alexandra Festival. - Steve Dudra photo
Joe Gorman, Hudson Stobbe, S.J. Lim and Mark Bradshaw clown around at the 37th annual Alexandra Festival.
— image credit: Steve Dudra photo

Around 2,000 people headed to Crescent Beach last weekend to peruse vendors and take in live performances at the 37th annual Alexandra Festival.

“It was wonderful,” co-ordinator Lois Peterson said. “It was just your basic grassroots community festival with everybody out having a good time… just the way we like it.”

The May 28 event at Camp Alexandra featured about 55 vendors, refreshments and prizes, as well as a main stage that showcased an array of talent – from a Motown band and blues singer to youth musicians.

“We also had a lot of community exhibitors this time… which was a really nice addition,” Peterson said.

The Family Fun Zone returned to Sullivan Park across the street.

“That was one of the highlights,” Peterson said, noting both familiar and new faces in the crowd. “It was a lovely mix of repeat festival-goers and brand new people.”

 

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