The Rafferty Rumble was an event that took place back in the 90's and is going make a return in 2019. Josh LeBlanc, head organizer for the Rafferty Rumble explains, "Rafferty Rumble was an event that they started back in the 90's, during the construction of Rafferty Dam. It was a large street dance that was put on by multiple organizations that ran for a couple of years. you hear all talk around the town about how people thought it was so much fun. They haven't done it for a really long time so we decided this would be a good event to bring back and try to host in Estevan, so we are excited."
LeBlanc announces, "It's with great anticipation that we announce the return of The Rafferty Rumble to Estevan. This high energy weekend will take place July 26th, 27th, and 28th of 2019 in Estevan. It will be a full weekend of sports, music, a street fair, market and street dance. The weekend is being organized by many volunteers across the city with cooperation from sports organizations, business owners, community members and members of the Estevan Art Gallery and Museum. This weekend will feature a slo-pitch tournament, flag football tournament, races at Estevan Motor Speedway, soccer tournament, and ball hockey tournament with plans still in the works for a golf tournament, beach volleyball tournament and fishing derby."
"On July 27th, Downtown will be rocking as the day will start with a pancake breakfast sponsored and donated by the Tower Café and the Sereggela family, the Downtown Business Association will be working together to host a large street fair and the Estevan Art Gallery and Museum will be working hard to bring an artisan and art market and one of the largest music festivals to hit the Energy City to date. Artists that have been confirmed to date include the Ross LeBlanc Trio, Megan Nash, Nick Faye & the Deputies, El Guitaro and to end our night and back by popular demand FOGDOG. Additional bands will be announced as we lead up to the day, including headliners for the event. Finally, the Downtown Show and Shine from years past will make a return as well."
"Proceeds from the event will go to the cooperating sports groups and organizations that come on board as well as to the Estevan Art Gallery and Museum."
LeBlanc adds that if there are any other sports organizations that would like to get involved they can contact him through the website: raffertyrumble.com.