by Jocelyn Ottenbreit

The ever-popular Martensville Buster Days returns with a long list of events planned for everyone next weekend! This year the community can look forward to the annual ball tournament, beer gardens, fireworks, parade, pancake breakfast, food trucks, petting zoo, and so much more.

Buster Days will be starting off with a splash on Friday, May 31 with Family Swim from 4pm until 6:30pm, followed by youth/teen swim night from 7:00-8:30pm. The ball diamonds will be busy Friday evening along with the beer gardens starting at 6pm. Party in the Park kicks off in the Beer Gardens with music from Mike Drop Productions starting at 9 pm and the fireworks display will end the night at Kinsmen Park starting around 10:00 pm.

Saturday morning starts off with the Pancake Breakfast at the North Ridge Community Centre put on by the Martensville Fire Department. Admission will be by donation. Fitness in the Park starts at 9:30am at Kinsmen Park with an outdoor Yoga class lead by one of the instructors from Soul Athletics. To participate you must bring your own yoga mat.

The streets will once again be lined with spectators for the parade, which will begin at 11am, with the route going along 4th Street South, 1st Ave. South, and Main Street. The afternoon will be filled with entertainment including the Money Pit, street hockey, inflatables, laser tag, airbrush tattoos, skateboarding, horse and wagon rides, boot camps, and lots of food trucks that will be set up at the MAP parking lot. Some of the food trucks available will be Smokes Poutinerie, Hawaiian Shaved Ice, Hectors Grub Hub, SmokeHaus, and Chow Queen to name a few.

The fun continues Sunday with ball, bingo, a petting zoo, skateboarding and more, as well as an Old Tyme Dance two stepping class for dancers of all ages.

There will be volunteers on hand all weekend selling 50/50 tickets at the MAP, North Ridge Community Centre, ball diamonds, and food truck areas. Tickets are $5, $10 for 3 or $20 for 10.

“Special thanks to our sponsors, North Ridge Development, Freeway Delivery Service, Lakeview Insurance Brokers, Pet Valu Martensville, Prairie Central District, SPRA, SaskWater, SaskEnergy, SaskTel, Allnorth, Poly Plus, Naidu Legal, Affinity Credit Union, Coop, Geransky Brothers Construction,” said Jamie McCulloch, Recreation Program Co-ordinator II with the City of Martensville.

“We are so excited to bring Buster Days back to Martensville for the 39th time! We have a full weekend of events happening and there is something for everyone. New this year is the Pet Valu Puppy Pose and Stretch and the Old Tyme Dance happening on Sunday at the North Ridge Community Centre. Presale Wristbands for Fun at the MAP are now on sale! See you on the 31st!”

To find out all the details about the event, go to busterdays.com.

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