Awesome fun at Beach Fest


It was a pile of fun at this year’s Beach Fest, say organizers.

“Friday evening was awesome at the golf course,” said organizer Stephanie Outhwaite. “It was hot, and we had lots of little kids dancing at the family dance from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. And Bubble Soccer was really popular. Everyone went home happy.”

Six foursomes of volleyball participants had it out on the sand on Saturday, while 20 baseball teams battled across the road, and there was plenty of fun for the kids of all ages at Erin Park.

“Saturday we had tons of kids and families out enjoying the inflatables, the sand castle building, and at the Dance Trivia, the floor was big,” she added.

The winners of the beach volleyball competition were Team Outhwaite and Friends, consisting of Stephanie Outhwaite herself, her husband Terrill, fellow Killarney School teacher Kendal Jonsson, and their friend Robbin Fontaine from Winnipeg.

Baseball winners were the Master Batters, who beat Where My Pitches At 7-6 in the A side final. Last year’s champions, the Boissevain Brewers, won the B side.

BEACH VOLLEYBALL AND BUBBLE SOCCER – Bumping the volleyball up and over the net at last weekend’s Beach Fest Volleyball competition at Erin Park is David Stasiuk, while (below) the Friday evening Bubble Soccer over at the golf course was a big hit, despite the hot and humid conditions inside the balls.


DANCING WITH BUBBLES – Dozens danced with bubbles and their buddies at the Family Dance at the golf club on Friday evening.


CAUSE FOR APPLAUSE – The DJ was rocking the park on Saturday, with plenty to clap about, from dance offs to trivia challenges and more. 

BOUNCY CASTLES AND BASEBALL – Children play on the popular bouncy castles by the beach, while (below) Dylan Murray from the Blue Ballers bashes one for a base hit in the Beach Fest baseball.


A-SIDE CHAMPS THE MASTER BATTERS – Beach Fest Ball champions for 2017 are the Master Batters (from left): back row – Shayna Mathison, Jasmine Korne, Spencer Beazley, Jamie Tyndall, Andrew Lubimiv, Shay Harms, Brett Warbeck and Taylor Madsen. Front row – Aubrey Yule, Jillian Hawkins, Brooke Mathison, Sam Monkman and Bre Harms.

SETTING UP FOR THE WIN – Volleyball organizers Terrill and Stephanie Outhwaite had the winning team in this year’s four on four beach volleyball competition.

PATRIOTIC PLOT – This group of (from left) Sophie Patton, Susan Balabuck-Nafziger, JJ Facey, Alex Patton, and Lisa Patton (missing) won the afternoon sandcastle building with their Canada themed creation.

EAST MEETS WEST – The lively acoustic folk music of duo East Meets West closed out the lakeside entertainment for the day on Saturday. Free coffee and cupcakes were also served up by the show’s sponsor, Killarney-Cartwright Co-op. It was another great Beach Fest day, capped off later that night by the big social.