Yale Historic Site is hosting its annual Strawberry Social this Sunday.
The event has been a community tradition for decades and features gold panning, old-fashioned games, musical entertainment, strawberry shortcake and a giant community bake sale. Members of Black Powder and the Royal Engineers will also be putting on black powder demonstrations, ax and knife throwing and firing a candy cannon. Hope Masonic Lodge kicks off the day with a parade and will host a special meeting inside St. John the Divine church that is open to the public.
“It’s a social gathering,” said site supervisor Deb Zervini. “It’s pretty popular. It’s a fun day of celebrating history and a recreation of the 1850s.”
The Strawberry Social also provides an opportunity for people to check out the returning Sasquatch exhibit and newly expanded Living History Tent City, which now features a medical tent and gold commissioner’s tent.
The Strawberry Social runs from 1-4 p.m. on June 9 and is a fundraiser for the Yale and District Historical Society. There will be a raffle draw at the event, with all proceeds going towards finishing off the two new tents and building a new blacksmith tent.
For more information on the upcoming event, visit or call 604-863-2324.