Celebrate the Field of Dreams during the 2023 Debec Days weekend

by | Sep 2, 2023

Annual community celebration includes parade, entertainment, food and Youth and Senior Olympics

The tiny but exciting rural hamlet of Debec will step up the excitement next weekend, from Friday, Sept. 8, through Sunday, Sept. 19, as Debec Days presents Field of Dreams. 

The annual community celebration, hosted by the Debec Rec Council, will offer several activities for all ages and interests, including a Children’s Olympics and Medals on Saturday and a Seniors Olympics and Medals on Sunday. 

Debec Days begin on Friday evening with the WI Bingo and Silent Auction at the WI Hall from 7 to 9 p.m.

Meanwhile, the band Double D will hit the stage at the Debec Community Park, where most of the weekend’s excitement occurs, for a beer garden from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. 

Saturday’s full day of activities begins at 7 a.m. as the Trinity Church’s Sunday School serves breakfast until 10 a.m. 

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The annual Debec parade begins at 11 a.m., travelling through the village to the community park, which will become the hub of activities through the afternoon and evening. 

Attendees can shop for wares at the vendors’ market or grab food at the barbecue between noon and 4 p.m. 

The annual food competition between 1 and 2:30 p.m. will see the area’s best cooks and bakers vying to grab the judges’ eye, or taste buds, with their chilli, corn bread or pie. 

Local youth can participate in games and sports during the Children’s Olympics, featuring age groups of two to five, six to 10 and 11 to 16. Registration is set for 12:30 p.m., with the games occurring between 1 and 2:30 p.m.

From 12:30 to 4 p.m., children can enjoy face painting. 

Evening entertainment begins with a youth dance between 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., followed by fireworks. 

The celebrations will continue on Sunday afternoon with the community’s older citizens displaying their competitive spirit at the Senior Olympics, open to anyone 65 and older. Registration begins at 1 p.m., with the games taking place between 1:30 and 3 p.m.

Between 1 and 3 p.m., Debec Days attendees can enjoy food and entertainment courtesy of a barbecue and entertainment by the band Bounce Back and a ukulele group. 

The Debec Days closing ceremonies, from 3 to 4:30 p.m., offer a corn boil and celebration cake. 

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