WAMBO rolling into Wallaceburg this weekend
Photo courtesy of the WAMBO website.
By Aaron Hall – Daily Post Editor
An annual fixture in the Wallaceburg community is set to take place this weekend (August 7-9).
The Wallaceburg Antique Motor Boat Outing (WAMBO) will be held for the 21st straight year, and the event schedule is jammed packed with activities, including the classic car, boat and motorcycle display in Wallaceburg’s downtown core.
Wallaceburg resident Randy White, who took over the Chair duties from long time WAMBO leader Chip Gordon, said the event is set to go.
“Over the years a lot of the ground work has been laid,” said White. “There is a great bunch of volunteers who are helping tirelessly and I really have to commend the staff.”
Boats are expected to roll in on Friday all day and the Terry Glover Memorial Cruise will be taking place as well.
The gathering for the Memorial Cruise will take place at 5 p.m. at Canadian Tire, Block Buster, Crabby Joe’s, Harvey’s and Tim Horton’s on McNaugton Avenue in Wallaceburg.
The cruise itself departs at 7 p.m. to Fairfield Park Nursing Home, back through town down James Street over the Dundas and Murray Street Bridge, down Murray Street to Duke and down to Sydenham Residence.
The cruise will then head down Albert Street to Baseline road to Dresden. Through Dresden and back to Wallaceburg down Hwy 78 and into the Liquidation World parking Lot.
The Knights of Columbus barbecue will take place from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. and the night will be capped off with entertainment from Night Flight, a nine piece brass jazz/rock band, in the Liquidation World parking lot from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
A myriad of events will be taking place on Saturday and Sunday as well.
White said this years event will include some new features as well.
“We will have a karaoke tent set up from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, right across from the library,” he said. “We have a lot of locals people that are looking forward to this and who really enjoy karaoke. It will be a solid six hours on entertainment.”
White said a racing car will be displayed, right in the Sydenham River on a floating dock, and three tug boats are expected to be amongst the boats at this years event as well.
“We have the traditional motorized vehicles, that has really made WAMBO what it is today, but we have a lot of other things that will make it an event for everyone,” he said.
Watch the CKDP for updates throughout the weekend.
Check the WAMBO website for complete event listings and for more information on the annual event.