Cherry Fiesta returns to Osoyoos on hot summer day

By on July 3, 2014
A boy aims his powerful water weapon at Osoyoos firefighters. (Richard McGuire photo)

A boy aims his powerful water weapon at Osoyoos firefighters. (Richard McGuire photo)

It was a hot, sunny day for Cherry Fiesta on Tuesday, which included a pancake breakfast, water fight, parade, contests, music and fireworks.

This year the usual annual Cherry Fiesta events were tied in with the Desert Live music festival, which ran for five days at Gyro Park.

(Richard McGuire photos)

Jim King (centre) gives a lesson in pancake making technique to Hilary Robertson (right) while Roberta MacIvor (left) flips pancakes. This was the scene at the Cherry Fiesta pancake breakfast, run this year by the Rotary Club of Osoyoos. (Richard McGuire photo)

Jim King (centre) gives a lesson in pancake making technique to Hilary Robertson (right) while Roberta MacIvor (left) flips pancakes. This was the scene at the Cherry Fiesta pancake breakfast, run this year by the Rotary Club of Osoyoos. (Richard McGuire photo)

Many people turned out Tuesday morning for pancake breakfast served by the Rotary Club of Osoyoos. Finishing off breakfast are (from left) John Ganley, Italia Ganley and Ernie Fedele, all from Osoyoos. (Richard McGuire photo)

Many people turned out Tuesday morning for pancake breakfast served by the Rotary Club of Osoyoos. Finishing off breakfast are (from left) John Ganley, Italia Ganley and Ernie Fedele, all from Osoyoos. (Richard McGuire photo)

Children attack a firefighter dressed as a woman with oversized "breasts" as "she" wades into their midst. (Richard McGuire photo)

Children attack a firefighter dressed as a woman with oversized “breasts” as “she” wades into their midst. (Richard McGuire photo)

Osoyoos firefighters dressed as women ride the rooftop of their truck into the war zone outside Osoyoos Home Hardware. Armed with hoses, they face a barrage of children (and a few adults) with lethal-looking water guns. It helped to cool everyone off before the parade down Main Street. (Richard McGuire photo)

Osoyoos firefighters dressed as women ride the rooftop of their truck into the war zone outside Osoyoos Home Hardware. Armed with hoses, they face a barrage of children (and a few adults) with lethal-looking water guns. It helped to cool everyone off before the parade down Main Street. (Richard McGuire photo)

Osoyoos firefighters dressed as women ride the rooftop of their truck into the war zone outside Osoyoos Home Hardware. Armed with hoses, they face a barrage of children (and a few adults) with lethal-looking water guns. It helped to cool everyone off before the parade down Main Street. (Richard McGuire photo)

Osoyoos firefighters dressed as women ride the rooftop of their truck into the war zone outside Osoyoos Home Hardware. Armed with hoses, they face a barrage of children (and a few adults) with lethal-looking water guns. It helped to cool everyone off before the parade down Main Street. (Richard McGuire photo)

A member of the Anarchist Mountain Fire Department turns a hose onto aggressive children armed with water guns. (Richard McGuire photo)

A member of the Anarchist Mountain Fire Department turns a hose onto aggressive children armed with water guns. (Richard McGuire photo)

A boy with loaded water gun charges into the spray of a firetruck. (Richard McGuire photo)

A boy with loaded water gun charges into the spray of a firetruck. (Richard McGuire photo)

Children take on the firefighters in a battle of water weapons on Main Street. (Richard McGuire photo)

Children take on the firefighters in a battle of water weapons on Main Street. (Richard McGuire photo)

Children with water weapons stand side-by-side to take on the firefighters. (Richard McGuire photo)

Children with water weapons stand side-by-side to take on the firefighters. (Richard McGuire photo)

A boy with a precision water gun directs a shot at the face of a firefighter. (Richard McGuire photo)

A boy with a precision water gun directs a shot at the face of a firefighter. (Richard McGuire photo)

Former Miss Osoyoos Gina Pereira (left) and former Princess Viveka Jensen wave goodbye to their subjects in the Cherry Fiesta parade. (Richard McGuire photo)

Former Miss Osoyoos Gina Pereira (left) and former Princess Viveka Jensen wave goodbye to their subjects in the Cherry Fiesta parade. (Richard McGuire photo)

The parade makes its way down Main Street during Cherry Fiesta. (Richard McGuire photo)

The parade makes its way down Main Street during Cherry Fiesta. (Richard McGuire photo)

A clown hands out treats to children. (Richard McGuire photo)

A clown hands out treats to children. (Richard McGuire photo)

A clown rides a unicycle down Main Street in the Cherry Fiesta parade. (Richard McGuire photo)

A clown rides a unicycle down Main Street in the Cherry Fiesta parade. (Richard McGuire photo)

Cherry Fiesta coincides with Canada Day, and participants on this float played up the Canada theme. (Richard McGuire photo)

Cherry Fiesta coincides with Canada Day, and participants on this float played up the Canada theme. (Richard McGuire photo)

Cherry Fiesta coincides with Canada Day, and participants on this float played up the Canada theme. (Richard McGuire photo)

Cherry Fiesta coincides with Canada Day, and participants on this float played up the Canada theme. (Richard McGuire photo)

Children chase after a golf cart in the hopes of getting some candies. (Richard McGuire photo)

Children chase after a golf cart in the hopes of getting some candies. (Richard McGuire photo)

Many people watched from bleachers provided at town hall. (Richard McGuire photo)

Many people watched from bleachers provided at town hall. (Richard McGuire photo)

A firefighter dressed as a woman hands out candies to children. (Richard McGuire photo)

A firefighter dressed as a woman hands out candies to children. (Richard McGuire photo)

A little boy riding on an Anarchist Mountain fire truck aims a big hose. (Richard McGuire photo)

A little boy riding on an Anarchist Mountain fire truck aims a big hose. (Richard McGuire photo)

Anarchist Mountain firefighters aim a hose at people who stepped forward for a cold shower on the hot Canada Day. (Richard McGuire photo)

Anarchist Mountain firefighters aim a hose at people who stepped forward for a cold shower on the hot Canada Day. (Richard McGuire photo)

A girl holds Canadian flags after the Cherry Fiesta parade. (Richard McGuire photo)

A girl holds Canadian flags after the Cherry Fiesta parade. (Richard McGuire photo)

Kathryn Kolber of Vancouver fires off a cherry pit in the spitting contest. (Richard McGuire photo)

Kathryn Kolber of Vancouver fires off a cherry pit in the spitting contest. (Richard McGuire photo)

Taylor Thackwray of Richmond fires off a cherry pit in the spitting contest. Her technique was amazing and she contorted her entire body to throw the farthest pits winning her first place in the age 12-15 category. (Richard McGuire photo)

Taylor Thackwray of Richmond fires off a cherry pit in the spitting contest. Her technique was amazing and she contorted her entire body to throw the farthest pits winning her first place in the age 12-15 category. (Richard McGuire photo)

Taylor Thackwray of Richmond fires off a cherry pit in the spitting contest. Her technique was amazing and she contorted her entire body to throw the farthest pits winning her first place in the age 12-15 category. (Richard McGuire photo)

Taylor Thackwray of Richmond fires off a cherry pit in the spitting contest. Her technique was amazing and she contorted her entire body to throw the farthest pits winning her first place in the age 12-15 category. (Richard McGuire photo)

Fireworks burst over Osoyoos Lake to end the evening at Cherry Fiesta. (Richard McGuire photo)

Fireworks burst over Osoyoos Lake to end the evening at Cherry Fiesta. (Richard McGuire photo)

Fireworks burst over Osoyoos Lake to end the evening at Cherry Fiesta. (Richard McGuire photo)

Fireworks burst over Osoyoos Lake to end the evening at Cherry Fiesta. (Richard McGuire photo)

Fireworks burst over Osoyoos Lake to end the evening at Cherry Fiesta. (Richard McGuire photo)

Fireworks burst over Osoyoos Lake to end the evening at Cherry Fiesta. (Richard McGuire photo)

Fireworks burst over Osoyoos Lake to end the evening at Cherry Fiesta. (Richard McGuire photo)

Fireworks burst over Osoyoos Lake to end the evening at Cherry Fiesta. (Richard McGuire photo)

Fireworks burst over Osoyoos Lake to end the evening at Cherry Fiesta. (Richard McGuire photo)

Fireworks burst over Osoyoos Lake to end the evening at Cherry Fiesta. (Richard McGuire photo)

Fireworks burst over Osoyoos Lake to end the evening at Cherry Fiesta. (Richard McGuire photo)

Fireworks burst over Osoyoos Lake to end the evening at Cherry Fiesta. (Richard McGuire photo)

Fireworks burst over Osoyoos Lake to end the evening at Cherry Fiesta. (Richard McGuire photo)

Fireworks burst over Osoyoos Lake to end the evening at Cherry Fiesta. (Richard McGuire photo)

 

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