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Western Shore Garden Party

Western Shore

For over 60 years now the Western Shore & District Fire Department has been welcoming friends and neighbours to a summer celebration known by all as the Western Shore Garden Party.

People crowded outside by stalls with glowing lights.

The daylong event kicks off with an action-packed punt race across the street – just off the wharf in Western Shore.

Two men racing each other in paddle boats on foggy waters.

Then community groups, local businesses, and associations gather for a fun-filled parade along the shore.

Lady from Ross Farm Museum on a pickup truck float wearing old fashioned clothing part of the parade.

The Ladies Auxiliary hosts a garden party supper.

Fish and chips with a slice of lemon and sauces.

Then after a bite to eat, everyone is invited to try their luck at the carnival games and enjoy the musical entertainment while they’re at it.

Stall with stuffed animal prizes with the ocean in the background. Other photo is of a band of three singing, playing the guitar, bass, and drums on a wood stage.

And the annual tradition wouldn’t be complete without a fireworks show over the harbour.

Flame like orange and pink fireworks in a black sky.

It’s a wonderful gathering of family, friends, and neighbors near and wide – with something for everyone, all in support of this 30-plus member Volunteer department that provides emergency services for fire, medical first response, motor vehicle collisions, ice and water rescue, and many other calls for assistance within the community, throughout the Municipality of Chester and beyond.

Group of people on a sunny day with a spin to win wheel behind them and a red house with a balcony in the background.

Back of Western Shore firetruck with firefighter boots on it.