Bob McKell of Calmar competes in the tractor pull competition with his 1966 Oliver Super 88 Diesel.

Leslieville Antique Days celebrated 41st year

The Leslieville Antique and Model Club hosted the 41st annual Leslieville Antique Days

Just two miles east and a quarter mile south of Leslieville Albertans had the opportunity to go back in time.

On July 30 and 31, the Leslieville Antique and Model Club hosted the 41st annual Leslieville Antique Days, which in the past on a warm weekend has attracted over 3,000 people,according to event organizer Vern Mosset.

“Unfortunately we kind of dropped the ball, but last year was the 40th year,” he said, referring to the missed opportunity last year to celebrate the milestone.

The two-day event was an inexpensive event that allows participants to see how life was years ago at the turn of the century, according to Mosset, and is pretty cheap entertainment since it is $5 per person, per day.

Both days started off with a pancake breakfast put on by the club from 7 a.m. until 9:30 a.m., followed by a parade both days at 11:30 a.m. Vendors started at 11 a.m. both days and ran until3 p.m., followed by suppers at the Leslieville Community Centre, featuring live entertainment.

The antique show featured antique tractors and cars, tractor pulls, threshing, lumber milling along with shingle and lathe making. For younger spectators, there was homemade cinnamon buns, a petting zoo and Royal Scott Train rides. Guests also visited the Horberg train station, the mercantile store, the school, church, Ridge House and Lane House.

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