WAMBO set for Thanksgiving weekend


WAMBO is a WAM-GO after all this year.

A scaled-down version of the extremely popular Wallaceburg Antique Motor and Boat Outing is slated for Thanksgiving weekend.

“We are looking forward to keeping the spirits up in the community by bringing a scaled-down version of WAMBO to Wallaceburg, in hopes to get back to a full-fledged event in 2022,” said Bill Wolsing, WAMBO’s chair, in a media release.

“With the impacts of the pandemic still lingering, WAMBO will look a bit different this year. There won’t be a refreshment tent, food vendors, or many other activities our community loves due to logistical reasons, but we’ll have a few staples for everyone to enjoy,” he added.

Activities scheduled to take place Oct. 9 include:

  • The final Wallaceburg Farmers’ Market of 2021, from 8 a.m. to noon.
  • The annual WAMBO Classic Car Show, including fire trucks and motorcycles (time TBA).
  • Live musical entertainment (time and location TBA).

“Boaters are welcome to come dock in the downtown core along the Sydenham River, understanding the time of year may make it difficult, but we encourage people to come by water and enjoy the day,” Wolsing said. “We also encourage everyone to support our local restaurants and licensed establishments during the event.”

The event chair added it is “exciting to partner with the Wallaceburg Farmers’ Market and the Downtown Wallaceburg BIA this year, as they wrap-up another incredibly successful season.”

COVID-19 protocols will be in place for all WAMBO activities this year, Wolsing said.

More details will be released on WAMBO’s Facebook page in the coming weeks prior to Thanksgiving weekend.





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