Martensville Buster Days took place from June 3-5 and offered a wide variety of events and activities throughout the weekend for people of all ages.
Currently, the Buster Days committee doesn’t have any final numbers of how many attended events, or how much money was raised; however, one thing they do know, is that there was a lot of people in attendance.
“We had so many people come out to take part in Buster Days and are so happy with the end result. The weather thankfully cooperated so everyone could enjoy the weekend and celebrate one of Martensville’s biggest events. It was a very successful weekend from our standpoint,” Buster Days organizer Angie Reddekopp stated.
This was the first Buster Days held in Martensville since 2019, and from the looks of things, the community was ready to get out of their homes following the pandemic. Although some events saw less attendance, such as the Slo-Pitch tournament and the Family Picnic, other events saw record breaking numbers. Reddekopp noted that events such as the Fun for All at the MAP, Swim Night, Corgi Races, Fireworks and the pancake breakfast saw high attendance.
“This weekend, I could feel the sense of community when I was out and about and it felt so great. People were out enjoying themselves again with nothing holding them back and you could see our community thriving.”
Corgi Races made a debut appearance this year, and when preparing for the event, seating was provided for approximately 50-75 people; however, over 600 people showed up. More than 35 corgis participated in the race and provided great entertainment for the crowd, all for a worthwhile cause. Through these races, approximately $3000 was raised in admission feeds that will all be going to the SPCA.
“We were caught off guard at how popular that event was, but were so happy to see people enjoying something new to Buster Days,” Reddekopp said.
Another new addition to Buster Days was Club 55 events, which was created to provide an opportunity for older adults in the community to take part in activities as well. “We want Buster Days to encompass everyone of all ages and hope that Club 55 will continue to grow in upcoming years,” Reddekopp added. The Buster Days Committee is welcoming suggestions for any activities that people would like to see or do for Club 55 in the future by contacting Angie Reddekopp at the Martensville Athletic Pavilion.
“Thank you to all of the volunteers that helped out this year. We wouldn’t be able to do this event without your support and contributions.”
The Buster Days Committee is always looking for new members to help with this event. To get involved, contact Angie at the MAP (306) 683-5576.