Strawberry Social takes place this weekend in Yale

The annual event celebrates the community's history

Cindy Hartley

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.

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