Let’s head back to the summer of 1974.
That’s when Ladner Village was the site of a Pioneer Days festival from Aug. 15 to 18, hosted by the Ladner Businessmen's Association.
Featuring a barbeque and corn roast at the Ladner Shopping Centre, music and games, many, including members of council, dressed in old-fashioned clothing from yesteryear.
The Lions Club also provided food, a feast tied in with an “old tyme” costume street dance between the post office and Perry’s Department Store.
Among the stunts to promote the event prior was a mock “Gunfight at the OK Corral” outside the OK Tire Store, which included Mayor Tom Goode and MP John Reynolds. The winner had to donate $50 for the upcoming event.
Of course, several local businesses tied in their advertisements to the event, offering “old fashioned savings.”