Community Picnic

Galiano’s 3rd Annual Community Potluck Picnic – September 16th

The Picnic is a collaborative celebration, and last year over 20 different organizations participated to make it a fun event for everyone. If you’d like to get involved contact us to see where you can help. There will be Zucchini races again this year (start planning now!), and a pie baking competition again. Plus the Garden Club is organizing two different competitions, and the Adults vs. Kids Soccer game will be on. Plus the new library groundbreaking will take place that afternoon.

2018-05-10T15:35:09+00:00 August 10th, 2012|Categories: Community Picnic, Food Program|0 Comments

Zucchini Races at the 3rd Annual Community Picnic

Everyone is invited to Galiano’s Second annual Zany Zucchini Races that will be held at the Community Picnic on September 16th at the School/Activity Centre. Ret. Captain Thomas Schnare is co-ordinating the exciting races that will be judged by Mike Hoebel and Dave Agnes.

Race Rules: There will be age categories and the rules are that .

1) “Cars” must be constructed with a zucchini, the width of the Zucchini “car” at its fattest point can be no more than 13 inches wide. Length, wheel sizes and weight are not restricted.

2)All power will be supplied by an incline ramp.

3)Awards in the following categories: for 12 & under, 18 & under, and over 18.

4)Award for the most creative vehicle.

2018-05-10T15:28:08+00:00 August 10th, 2012|Categories: Community Picnic, Food Program|0 Comments

Emergency Corn by Christina Stechishin

When I volunteered to provide corn on the cob for the Community Picnic on behalf of the Galiano Emergency Program, little did I realize how much was involved. It wasn’t just a matter of arranging for the purchase of the corn – it was also planning for the shucking, cooking, and serving of the ears, as well as arranging for disposal of the cobs and husks.

Well, thanks to the experience and resourcefulness of Janice and Alison, I now know about bringing tarps and getting the children to make the corn shucking into a contest, arranging for BIG pots and cooks (of any size) for cooking, having runners available to scoot the shucked corn to the cooking pots as quickly as possible, getting the delicious cooked corn into people’s tummies equally rapidly, and recycling the husks and cobs into compost Buying the corn is definitely the easy part! In addition to Janice and Alison, my heartfelt thanks go to the Daystar Market (suppliers of the sweetest corn imaginable), Mary and Don Thomson (scooters extraordinaire), Eileen Beaudine (contest super-organizer and official cob counter), Dana Weber (brilliant not only with baking wonderful bread but with cooking corn to perfection as well) and Barry New (community compost expert).

After all the corn scurrying was over, we were all able to sit down and enjoy a fabulous potluck with super pesto and/or salsa and chips, devilled eggs, fabulous salads, eggplant casseroles, macaroni casseroles, rolls, pies, cookies, berries, homemade ice cream, and a whole bunch of other things that were gone before I even got there ☺ The empty plates were dead giveaways of truly tasty concoctions. And all through this, we had great music provided by Jenny Brooklin alternating with Greg Gammon. But I think that everyone would agree that the activity which topped everything was the Great Zucchini Race, emceed and conducted by Thomas Schnare and capably judged by Dave Ages and Mike Hoebel. The engineering, creativity and just plain fun were unbelieveable.

Well done organizers – I can hardly wait until next year!

2018-05-04T16:17:31+00:00 October 4th, 2011|Categories: Community Picnic, Food Program|0 Comments

Zucchini Races at the Galiano Community Potluck Picnic

Everyone is invited to Galiano’s first annual Zany Zucchini Races that will be held at the Community Picnic on September 25th at the School/Activity Centre. Ret. Captain Thomas Schnare is co-ordinating the exciting races that will be judged by Mike Hoebel and Dave Agnes.

Race Rules:

There will be age categories and the rules are that .

Race Rules:

1) “Cars” must be constructed with a zucchini, the width of the Zucchini “car” at its fattest point can be no more than 13 inches wide. Length, wheel sizes and weight are not restricted.

2)All power will be supplied by an incline ramp.

3)Awards in the following categories: for 12 & under, 18 & under, and over 18.

4)Award for the most creative vehicle.

2018-05-04T16:03:46+00:00 September 4th, 2011|Categories: Community Picnic, Food Program|0 Comments

Galiano’s 2nd Annual Community Potluck Picnic

Sunday September 25th from 1-4pm. Gather at the School/Activity centre with friends and neighbours to celebrate the harvest. Potluck lunch starts at 2pm. This year there will also be a Pie Baking contest (bring your best pie to take home the ribbon!) plus Zucchini races (just find your biggest zucchini, add wheels and line up at the start line!), live music from talented locals and a kids vs. parents soccer game. Bring your own plates and cutlery to make clean up easier. So far the following organizations are participating: Library Society, Galiano Naturalists, Chamber of Commerce, Parks & Rec, Lions Club, Galiano Club, Emergency Prepardness Committee, Health Care Society, Galiano Community Food Program and Parents Advisory Committee, Galiano Playgroup Society, North Galiano Fire Protection Society, North Galiano Community Association, Activity Centre plus a number of individuals. But we still need a few more volunteers to help with this fun event.

2018-05-04T15:56:40+00:00 September 4th, 2011|Categories: Community Picnic, Food Program|0 Comments