Blackberry Street Party

One of the reasons I went back to Powell River for a second visit this summer was for the Blackberry Street Party that happens in mid-August. It’s a Friday night event where they shut off many blocks of Marine Avenue. There are food vendors and entertainment and it’s a celebration of all things blackberry. Blackberry shortcake seems to be the big seller.

It is amazing to see so many people out for this event in a town this size.

I wrote a letter back to my penpal Mary who lives in Saskatoon and told her all about it.

A few days after the party, mum and I picked some blackberries in the neighbourhood. Iris helped too:

Iris was caught red-handed pilfering blackberries off the ground and sometimes even right off the bush!