CranFest IX Throwback - Family BBQ Games Music Movie Campout - 1 nighter

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Westcott Farm

162 Westcott Rd

Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1C2

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Happy Summer! Bring the family and campout overnight if you can for the new moon this Friday, June 28th for our ninth annual (mini-)CranFest.

We are: A Salt Spring Island Community Family-Friendly Camp-Out Solar-Powered Usually-Full-Moon Non-Profit Live-Music&Art Outdoor-Couch-Popcorn-Movie Astronomical-Adventure All-Ages Multi-Generational Musical-Yoga Celebration Reasonably-Priced (Everyone Free this year!) Festival Weekend Benefit Thing


Friday Schedule:

  • ~ 2:00 Guest arrival start for camping & games setup
  • Afternoon - Evening Kid/family games out and about
  • ~ 5:30 - 7:00 - BBQ grill space available - Please BYO items to throw on the grill (no food carts here this year!)
  • ~ 7:00 - 8:00 - Live Music - WannaBeatles
  • ~ 8:30 - 10:45 - Live Music - Everyday People
  • ~ 11:00 Outdoor Movie - Monty Python's Holy Grail (free popcorn at ~10:45)
  • ~ 12:30-8:00a - Quiet Sleepy Time out of respect for our neighbours, our kids, and our hard working volunteers

Saturday Morning Schedule:

  • ~ 9:30-10:30 - Kid-made pancake breakfast and coffee
  • ~ 11:00 - Tidy up
  • ~ Noon - Goodbye's to everybody, until next time :)

  • We'll have grills onsite for cooking your own things on Friday evening
  • Please BYO food to eat, along with plates/cups/utensils (no food carts here this year!)
  • SSI Water jugs/dispensers are available for filling your drinking water cups
  • Rustic Outhouses available. Mostly spider free.

*** Since Michelle and Ky are getting married this August, for this year's CranFest we're scaling back to revisit the original 2010 event, which began as a simple SSI Co-Op Preschool family bbq with one band standing in the dirt and reading lyrics under a clip on lamp.

So for this year, we'll have a simple BYO BBQ/1 evening/2 bands/1 movie/1 campout/1 pancake breakfast sorta thing. The focus, as always, is on building connections and having a fun family experience together. As a bonus we can celebrate the middle school graduation of our original co-op preschool bbq class. We'd really love to see you here ***

In celebration of Michelle and Ky getting married, tickets are FREE to register this year (please register your free tickets so we have a sense of #s - thank you!)

Your ticket includes:
  • Spacious family friendly camping, which is very highly encouraged! - tents are ideal or sleeping under the stars is just fine. RV campers/trailers are also welcome - please send a note to confirm size/space - no hookups).
  • Easy onsite parking (no street parking please!)
  • Yard carts available for your gear for the short walk from parking to camping.
  • Salt Spring Water Co dispensers are onsite
  • Friday night movie popcorn provided
  • Family/kid fun activities, including slack lines, ping pong, volleyball, badminton, croquet, bocce, soccer, basketball, kiddie pool, and a water misted trampoline.
In the spirit of retaining/encouraging family and community connections for all those in attendance, please feel free to selectively invite your good friends/family. Please use discretion when sharing news of the event so that we can continue to retain the connected origins of our Co-Op Preschool family bbq and continue to enjoy sharing time raising our kids together. This will also help to ensure we can continue with this annual little SSI family community event for many years to come with the kind support of our neighbours.

The facebook page with the CranFest IX event info is at www.facebook.com/CranFestSSI. Feel free to invite your good friends/family from there by clicking Share, or for non-facebook friends and family you can give them the link to this CranFestIX.Eventbrite.ca page. Thank you again for using discretion.



We are thankful of the support of our gracious Westcott, Maliview and Fer de Lance neighbours, and as always, we would like you to feel free to come by and enjoy the evening. Please introduce yourselves if we haven't had the chance to meet yet.

Volunteering during the weekend/week prior to and/or during the event is always welcome, please contact Ky if you are interested. Many volunteers have become good friends over the years, and it's a fine way to get to know some really great people :)


Please Bring, if you'd like: sunscreen, water bottle (please no glass containers - barefoot kids abound!), camping gear, cups & plates & cutlery (washup sinks available for your reusable stuff, otherwise please bring compostable stuff), baseball mitt, frisbee, movie loveseat couch/chair (we also have a buncha old Fritz Movie Theatre chairs available), water squirters, umbrella/shade thing & flashlight. Bring raingear if needed, and swimgear/towel for a Saturday morning jaunt down to the ocean, where you can also grab a coffee and a bite from Fernwood Road Cafe if you'd prefer that over pancakes. We do accept lightweight and reasonably stackable couches/loveseats in decent shape if you'd care to bring one but don't want to take it home - but no more backbreakingly heavy and awkward to move sofabeds please - we really do need our fingers and backs to put these events on ;)

This is an event designed to help raise our kids together in community by fostering and modeling family friendly respectful behaviour - play and stay in grace! Attendees of the event accept all responsibility and liabilities for their actions, and by attending agree to be responsible for their behaviour and to conduct themselves appropriately, which includes no drinking and driving. Please respect one another, our kids, and our neighbourhood community.

Thank you for helping to make this a fun and sustainable event, we look forward to seeing you at the farm for the early summer new moon!

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Westcott Farm

162 Westcott Rd

Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1C2

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