As Country Thunder campers made their way out of Craven, volunteers moved in to pick up what they left behind.
Anita Chay started around 9 a.m. Monday, as motor homes lined up to leave, and said she plans to be cleaning the grounds until Wednesday.
“Lots of bottles and cans, some food containers, cigarette packs,” Chay said.
Chay and her two children, both students from O’Neill High School in Regina, are on the cleanup crew to raise money for upcoming class trips to Europe.
Fourteen-year-old Zachary Courchene, another student at O’Neill, was also on hand to fundraise.
“I’m finding cans, garbage, stuff that (still has) other drinks in it, like a full carton of milk,” Courchene said.
RCMP give final numbers
Since 7 a.m. Sunday, police had received a total of 43 calls for service–several for assaults with one including a weapon, nine disturbance calls and seven for medical assistance.
Police also had caught one “highly-impaired” person driving a golf-cart right in the festival site and 10 people taken to prison overnight.
Over the course of the entire festival, RCMP said they had 145 calls for service, charged 19 people under the Criminal Code and made 39 arrests.
Overall, police noted the experience was fairly positive.