Bedford-Wanless Ratepayers Association

Wanless Park Spring Fair

April 2, 2020 Update —

The WPSF Committee met last week and confirmed that the 2020 Spring Fair would be cancelled due to the on-going COVID-19 crisis. This was confirmed this week with the City’s decision to cancel all permits for outdoor event through the end of June.

While it is disappointing, it is the right decision given the threat to public health and the need to maintain physical distancing during this outbreak.

The BWRA and all the committee members look forward to putting on the Wanless Park Spring Fair again in 2021!

Stay safe.

Highlights from the 2019 Wanless Park Spring Fair

Windsor and Andy: Winners of dog that most resemble its owner category (more dog photos below).

The beer was cold, the wine was flowing (sold out), the weather held and the Wanless Park Spring Fair was the best attended yet.

Big thank you to our sponsors and donors to the blind silent auctions. Please remember to click on our sponsors page and blind silent auction page and to patronize their stores or services. We could not exist without their ongoing participation and support.

Photos, Photos, and More Photos (please email any and all photo you may have taken to

Other sponsors included

  • Sunwing/Sell Off and their mascots were a favourite for photo taking. Thank you.
  • Glitter tattoos courtesy of Country Dental (also 1 of the dog show judges).
  • Cotton candy courtesy of Suzanne Stephens and the Kennedy Team
  • Fastest Pitch activity courtesy of True North Sports Camps
  • Live music featuring Kevin Burgess and the YLF’s, Tyler Ellis and the Eddy Line and Bywater Call
  • Blind silent auction was the best ever in terms of donations and bidding. All items should have been delivered by now.
    • If you were notified that you won and did not yet take delivery, please email us at
    • Please remember to thank our sponsor and donors ideally by patronizing their stores and using their services.
  • Thank you to the Bake Sale Captain, Mary Muir, and her band of merry bakers who were both prolific and delicious in their efforts

Lost and Found: (Please email us at if you spot one of your items below.

  • Straw Fedora with glimmer (small Old Navy)
  • Kids sunglasses (pink) with RONA hand printed on left arm
  • Cake Tupperware (white) with yellow lid and handle. Sticky that said: “Cherry pie, Paul.”
  • Serving trays: from Ikea, about 18″x18″. One in light green with white circles, one in black and white forming Christmas flower and red deer on lower left
  • Cookie sheet
  • Cutlery in baggie: fork, knife, larger spoon
  • Cutlery: Loose, non-matching 3 forks, 2 knives
  • Serving spoon (larger)
  • Slotted spoon
  • Wooden spoon
  • Bottom of a salad spinner (?) used as a salad bowl

Missing WPSF lawn signs – RSVP: If anyone has a lawn sign (possibly at the side of the house or whatever), please send us an email to We are missing a handful.  And we will scoot over to pick any and all missing signs (they cost about $10 each and we reuse them every year by putting a sticker on the date). \

On behalf of the volunteers, the Captains, thank you again to our sponsors, donors, and you for attending and making this year’s Wanless Park Spring Fair the best ever (so far).

Michael and Dan, Co-Chairs

May 18, 2019

This year’s Wanless Park Spring Fair is Saturday, May 11, 2019.

Activities start at 10 am and will continue until the end of our pot luck dinner in the park sometime after 7pm!

Come join in the fun and support the BWRA by bidding in the blind silent auction or by making a donation.

Check out the full schedule of “can’t miss” events:

10:00 Bouncy Castle & Slide pic Sherille Layton
10:30 Crazy Lawn Games video video
11:00 Tandem Dance Troupe (main stage)
11:30  Fire Truck Visit (tbc)
12:00 BEER
Egg Toss Contest pic Mary Dempster
12:30 Wellness Hour info McCann Realty Group
1:00 Family Tug-o-War and Races pic pic video Lawrence Park Athletic Assoc.
2:00 Ice Cream Truck Visit Belinda Lelli Diamond Team
LPAA Soccer Skills Challenge
2:30 Egg Roulette pic
3:00 Dog Show info Lawrence Park Animal Hospital
4:00 Pie Eating Contest pic
more info

And more…

  • Glitter tattoos courtesy of Country Dental
  • Cotton candy courtesy of Suzanne Stephens and the Kennedy Team
  • Fastest Pitch activity courtesy of True North Sports Camps
  • Live music featuring Kevin Burgess and the YLF’s, Tyler Ellis and the Eddy Line and Bywater Call
  • Blind silent auction in support of the BWRA
  • Bake sale in support of the BWRA. Contributions contact Mary Muir