Oak Bay Neighbourhood News

No ban for Easter bunny

The Easter bunny is allowed in Lokier Gardens, along with the kids.

The annual Easter egg hunt in Estevan Village can continue on the green space, located at Estevan Avenue and Musgrave Street, despite concerns of children trampling the gardens and a suggestion the event be relocated.

Parks and Recreation director Ray Herman said parks staff suggested the family event, now in its 10th year, be moved to nearby Willows Park, because of damage being done to the flower beds. However, the event will be allowed to continue at its current location, if that’s what the organizers prefer, Herman said.

“Staff was just suggesting another option,” Herman said. “By no stretch of the imagination did it mean they can’t have it again at Lokier Gardens.”

Easter egg hunt organizer Rob Jennings, manager of Jennings Florist, received correspondence the last two years from parks and recreation that Willows Park was more suitable for the event. He was under the impression that suggestion was a directive for this year.

Jennings added that Willows Park is too far to hold the event as Lokier is closer to  the Estevan village businesses.

“Willows, when you look at a map, is close – but it’s not really,” Jennings said. “Businesses would have to set up blocks away.”

Herman said staff may look at options to protect the gardens from being damaged during the event, which will be held on Saturday, April 19.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

ELECTION 2014: ‘Future voters’ grill candidates
 
‘He needs, I have.’
 
ELECTION ISSUE: What to do with the Qualicum Beach old school bus garage
Nanaimo council candidate: Ian Thompson
 
Top boys’ teams in a tight battle
 
Caps get pounded
Totally TeenFest
 
Election 2014:Penticton council candidates answer back
 
Stars shine on TeenFest stage this weekend in Saanich

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 29 edition online now. Browse the archives.