Shirley Day is a summer favourite

Once a year the community of Shirley celebrates Shirley

Shirley will nearly double in size Sunday (Aug. 16) for the community’s annual celebration.

Shirley Day is a summer event of all things Shirley. The celebration on Sunday (Aug. 16), from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., is a family affair with music, events for kids, a pie and watermelon eating contest, display of fire trucks and a slew of vendors and crafters and a sealed bid auction. A salmon barbecue takes place from 4 to 6 p.m.

The event takes place at the Shirley Community Hall.

“It’s just a fun kind of day for people to come out,” said Fiona McDannold, president of the community association.

“It’s an annual institution.”

Shirley’s has a permanent population of about 400 people. It nearly doubles in size during the summer.

McDannold said Shirley Day involves the entire community.

“It’s a lot fun and we have a lot of good volunteers, who step up and help us out,” she said.

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