Volunteer Maya Cowan enjoys some tea during last year’s Strawberry Social at Yale Historic Site. This year's event runs 1-4 p.m. on Sunday.

Yale Strawberry Social returns on Sunday

Annual event has been a community tradition for over 30 years

The annual Strawberry Social takes over Yale Historic Site this Sunday.

A community tradition for over 30 years, the event now features gold panning, old-fashioned games, musical entertainment, raffle prizes, strawberry shortcake, and demonstrations from members of Black Powder and the Royal Engineers. This year, Hope Masonic Lodge will also be on hand bringing to life past members of the original 1881 Yale Masonic Lodge. Both groups will kick off the day with a historical parade led by bagpipers.

“Everything totally brings the grounds to life for the day,” said site supervisor Deb Zervini.

“The Strawberry Tea is really a time for a social gathering. It started off as being a time where the locals that had maybe moved away would make a point of coming back. Now it’s expanded to even bigger than that, where it’s become an event that attracts people from all over the area.

The Strawberry Social runs from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday. Visitors are encouraged to dress up in period costumes. There will be a giant community bake sale, as well as a fundraising barbecue for Yale Historical Society. Admission is $5.50.

For more information, visit historicyale.ca or call 604-863-2324