Wheels, Water & Wings 2015 Refreshment and Food Tent

Wheels Water WingsCome visit the Bancroft Curling Club Beer Tent and Food Booth across from the Bandstand. We are serving hamburgers, hot dogs and cold drinks. Sit and enjoy your meal at our refreshment tent and enjoy a cold beverage. Be a Curling Club Volunteer to help make this a success. Contact Sean Cook @ 613 332 5732

Wheels, Water & Wings 2015 Schedule of Events

Get ready for some fun, in Bancroft!  Wheels, Water & Wings has a fresh new line-up planned for 2015!  Wheels, Water & Wings (or WWW, as we like to call it), is an event brought to the community by the levy-paying members of the Bancroft Improvement Area- our local businesses and merchants.   It's an outdoor event, with lots of special surprises and special treats and refreshments, throughout the main street business area. Stop in and visit our local shops- as you wander through town, you'll find barbeques, face painting, samosas and so much more!   This year, many of the activities are taking place in the Wheels, Water & Wings HUB.  At the HUB, you will find food vendors, the "refreshment tent" and the stage!  This is an area commonly known as the "Old IGA Parking Lot".  It's right beside and behind Bancroft IDA DrugMart… who also happens to be our Platinum Sponsor this year!



From 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ReMax Hot Air Balloon rides! By donation.  At Millennium Park.

Between 5:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Arrive in Style for the evening's festivities.  Come to the HUB, for the concert, in some sort of costume or mode of transportation that suits the theme (Wheels, Water & Wings).  Prizes $50 for Best "Wheel" Theme, $50 for Best "Water" Theme and $50 for Best "Wings" Theme. Registration required: email bancroftbia@gmail.com.

At 6:00 p.m. Hastings Street closes down between Bridge & Station Street for the annual Vintage Car Show.

At 8:00 p.m.  on stage at the HUB Ghost Town Cryers- a well-known band from the Ottawa Valley, will be playing a combination of classic tunes from the 50s and 60s as well as some more recent classics from the 70’s and onward.  While there will be some seating available, it's a good idea to bring your own chairs (and umbrellas).


On Saturday at Bancroft's Jack Brown Airport book an airplane ride with W.M. Aeroflight for $50. 

Also Saturday July 11th & 12th OPRC's Black Bear Rally is running out of nearby Gilmour, Ontario  for more information see: www.rallysport.on.ca

Starting at 9 AM:  Bancroft Community Transit hosts the York River Paddle Challenge

There will be 2 races:  The Amazing Race & The Recreation Race, both starting from Bancroft's Churchill Park and ending at Riverside Park.  See www.bancroftcommunitytransit.com/index.php/paddle for full details and registration.

10 AM until 3:30: at Freedom Skateboard Park (in Riverside Park) Join in or watch the Longboard Clinics.  Michael Brooke, publisher of Concrete Wave and founder of Longboarding for Peace will be running a number of workshops on how to achieve balance.  Open to anyone ages 6 and up, these clinics are fun and will challenge your physical and mental abilities.  Now in 30 countries, Longboarding for Peace harnesses the energy of longboarders to make good things happen in dozens of communities around the world!    

     from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. The Search

     from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. The Spark

     from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Maintenance

     from 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. The Stoke

Starting at 10:00 a.mThe Knights of Columbus host a Soap Box Derby on Flint Ave.  Registration is required.  For more information contact John Pires at 613-332-6719 or email thestonekitchen@nexicom.net

12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the HUB  You Shine it, We'll Show it– bring anything from lawn mowers to back hoes, if it has something to do with our theme, Wheels, Water and Wings… heck, even if it doesn't, if you shine it, we'll show it!  Prizes include:  $50 for Best on no wheels, $50 for Best on 1 wheel and $50 for best on 2 wheels.  $100 for Best on 3 wheels, $100 for Best on 4 Wheels and $100 for best 4X4.  There's a $250 prize for Best Big Rig.


On Stage from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the HUB, the award winning children's entertainment duo, Splash ‘N Boots, from Treehouse TV!!!  Please remember, this is an outdoor concert and while some seating is available, you are advised to bring your own lawn chairs and umbrellas!  This performance is sponsored by Bancroft Motors, the newest division of the Boyer Auto Group.

At 3:45 at Freedom Skateboard Park in the Riverside Park, come join in the Race Thru the Park!  PRIZE Rumour has it there is a longboard to be won!

At 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. On Stage at the HUB, we're featuring Stompin' Jon & Lorraine Marie, who keep fresh the fond memories of country icons Stompin' Tom Connors and Patsy Cline, sharing rich warm and clever stories and classic songs that resonate with Canadian pride!

At 8:00 – about 10:30 p.mRita Carrey & No Strings Attached rock the town!  Rita is the sister of our favourite funny man and Hollywood actor, Jim Carrey.   Rita is a born entertainer in her own right and with her band "No Strings Attached" deliver an interactive performance filled with hit songs, spanning over several decades.  Rita has sung on stage with the likes of Bruce Springsteen, The Trews, The Sheep Dogs and many others.  This performance is sponsored by Bancroft IDA DrugMart.


 8.am. until noon, the Bancroft Flying Club's Fly-in Pancake Breakfast takes place, at the Jack Brown Airport.  Last year they fed more than 600 people!  This is a decades old tradition and there are loads of planes to see!  Pancakes, Sausages, Orange Juice and real Maple Syrup.  Adults $6, Children 5-10 years of age $4, Under 5 are free.  Families $20.   Airplane rides for $50.

9 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Bancroft Community Transit hosts the York River Challenge: Elite Paddle Race, which starts on Baptiste Lake. For full details visit http://www.bancroftcommunitytransit.com/index.php/paddle

11 a.m. – Noon at Freedom Skateboard Park in Riverside Park, enter the competitions for "Highest Ollie" and "Best Trick".  We hear that PRIZES, courtesy of Concrete Wave/Longboading for Peace, are longboards!

1:00 p.m. at Riverside Park, North Hastings Children's Services will be running the Annual  Rubber Ducky Race in the York River.  Tickets are 1 for $3, 2 for $5 and $10 for a book.  They are available at the NHCS booth right up until race time!

Noon until 4 p.m. at the Hub Come and help judge the Motorcycle Show and Shine!  Cash prizes:  $100 for Best Cruiser, $100 for Best Sport, $100 for Best Off-Road and $100 for Best Custom/Specialty! & also, Swap Meet for Motorcycle Parts- No charge for space, registration required by email Bancroftbia@gmail.com

12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. On stage at the HUB Blues Boyler with their burning guitar, solid rhythm, rockin' piano and soaring vocal harmonies that bring a mixture of high energy blues from names like Collin James, Stevie Ray Vaughn and Jeff Healey, classics from Blue Rodeo and the Eagles and a number of their own, original, tunes.  Please remember, this is an outdoor concert and while some seating is available, you are advised to bring your own lawn chairs and umbrellas!

Mark your calendars!  Spread the word to family and friends.  Bancroft is the place to be July 10 to 12, 2015 for Wheels, Water & Wings!


Thank you to our other special sponsors:



Wondering what Water, Wheels and Wings is all about?   Well… it started off as one thing, but has grown into quite another.  We think of it as a celebration of the many ways in which visitors arrive to the beautiful town of Bancroft!