Esquimalt hosts spring tea with centennial theme

Break out your early 20th-century garb for period-themed event

Esquimalt seniors are invited to celebrate the township’s 100 years as an incorporated municipality, at the third annual Seniors’ Spring Tea and Concert.

Attendees are encouraged to wear a fancy hat and 1912-inspired period clothing.

Entertainment will be provided by pianist Gene Furbee and dancers from Dance Unlimited in Esquimalt. A group of line dancers will perform at the social tea for the first time.

“Last year (people) were asking for line dancers,” organizer Moira Tait said. “Some of the seniors said ‘It was really nice to have young people, but we’d like to get somebody closer to our age group to perform as well.'”

Mayor Barb Desjardins will welcome attendees. Volunteer high school students and Girl Guides will serve tea and sweets.

The free event happens Saturday, April 21, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Esquimalt Recreation Centre, 527 Fraser St. Please call 250-412-8556 to make reservations by April 13. Seating is limited.

emccracken@vicnews.com