Quadra Village Day promises to be bigger and better than ever this year.
The 12th annual event, touted as a family-friendly day of celebration, is held in the heart of Quadra Village on Kings Road, between Quadra and Dowler streets, on Saturday (May 10) from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
“It’s entirely free so it’s available to anyone who lives in the community,” says Janis La Couvee, spokesperson for Quadra Village Day.
“It’s gone from being a celebration in the immediate neighbourhood of Hillside-Quadra to being something that reaches out to a much larger audience.”
The day begins with a pancake breakfast served from 9:30 to 11 a.m.
All events kick off at 9:30 a.m. (or a little before, says La Couvee), including two entertainment stages which will feature both professional acts and community groups.
Community groups and schools will also have booths where you can browse. The City of Victoria will take feedback on its bike master plan. The United Way is attending with its Youth in Action team, and Island Health is handing out information on the proposed Oak Bay Lodge.
Over in the arts and crafts area at Wark Park, children will have the opportunity to build a bird house, work with clay, prepare a Mother’s Day plant pot, have their face painted or make a Mother’s Day card.
Other events for the day include a bouncy castle, obstacle course, carnival games, temporary tattoo booth, giant accelerator slide, parachute games and road hockey.
“Quadra Village Day is a present the community gives itself, with scores of volunteers, businesses and community groups all working together for a brief celebration that attracts thousands of people from all over,” says La Couvee.
“All of the activities and entertainment are free, which is an aspect that really resonates with people, especially parents.”
To learn more about Quadra Village Day, please go online to quadravillagecc.com/quadra-village-day.