This blog is about our travels in our solar powered "Airstream" and living off grid, in our passive solar home, near Bancroft, Ontario, Canada.

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Tuesday 18 June 2013


Bancroft is a small town, population 3,500. Last Friday the "Switchyard" held their annual fund raiser,

The Switchyard is an outreach program for the local youth and named after its location in town; the old railway switchyard.

As you can see the event was very casual but well attended.

This was the 17th annual BBQ for the Switchyard so they were well organized. Once you bought your ticket you meandered through the tents for your food, salads, hamburger, drink, and delicious homemade pie for dessert.

Here Ben helps serve the crowds. They planned for 200 but it looked to me like the crowd was closer to 300.

The weather was perfect and the BBQ was followed by a live auction which raised even more money. They auctioned off such things as a load of gravel, tandum load of firewood, weekend retreat at a local spa and the favourite   ..................   left over pies that sold for $30 to $50.

A most enjoyable event and one we will attend again next year.

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