The 11th edition of the Carlyle Boogiefest at the Carlyle Lions Park on June 22 and 23 attracted many people, thanks to its array of activities over two days.
There were a total of 137 bikes at this year's Boogiefest. Not only was it a chance for motorcycle enthusiasts to come together for two days of socializing, but there were activities for people of different ages.
A children's carnival was held on June 22. The Cornerstone Family and Youth ran the event, and they had games, a bike parade, inflatable play equipment, face painting and carnival activities.
A pancake breakfast on June 23 attracted about 200 people. The bikers left the park later in the morning for a poker derby. Upon their return, they participated in motorcycle games, including the ever popular burn-out competition.
A supper, fireworks and a dance, featuring the Chris Henderson band, brought the Boogiefest to a close. Shaun Lyttle of Redvers won the draw for a motorcylce.
Event spokesperson Mandy Irwin said it's not just a get-together for motorcyclists. It plays an important role as a fundraiser for the Carlyle and District Leisure Complex's swimming pool.
"We couldn't have asked for better weather this year," said Irwin. "It was record-breaking, I'm going to say, for both bikers and the amount of money that came in."
A silent auction was new for this year. It raised several thousand dollars for the swimming pool.