Hosted by the Burnside Gorge Community Association, the fun-filled Selkirk Waterfront Festival fills Selkirk Green Park with family-friendly activities, entertainment, refreshments and more from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Sunday, May 26.

Family festival season starts at the Selkirk Waterfront this Sunday!

While summer might officially be a few weeks away, the start for many is the Selkirk Waterfront Festival, welcoming friends and neighbours this Sunday, May 26.

Hosted by the Burnside Gorge Community Association, the fun-filled multi-cultural family event fills Selkirk Green Park with activities, entertainment, refreshments and more from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

“There’s great energy, with lots of young ones running around, dancing to the music and having fun,” says the association’s Community Recreation Coordinator Travis Chater, who looks forward to celebrating his second Selkirk Waterfront Festival with the community. “It’s just a really positive event, with lots to do for local families.”

Children will enjoy the Family FUN Zone, where PISE will host exciting games and activities in support of physical literacy, the Island Savings community group will offer face painting, and several local mascots will drop by for a visit. And don’t miss an exciting aerial demonstration by Ignio Circus Company!

Live music and dancing are planned, with a variety of new names appearing alongside some returning favourites.

Highlights include the Songhees Traditional Dancers, Daniel Cook and the Radiators, Mufaro Marimba, the Soul Shakers and local youth band The Colts.

Worked up an appetite? Savour world cuisine in the international food court, then browse unique arts and crafts in the colourful street market.

“Our focus really is on providing an opportunity for families to come out and have fun together in an accessible way,” Chater says.

Join the fun!

Volunteers are needed for many areas of the festival, including vendor assistants, café crew, parking crew, stage assistants, children’s fun zone leaders, and set-up and take-down crew. If you’re interested in volunteering, call Travis 250-388-5251.

Serving the Burnside Gorge community since 1991

Founded 1n 1991, the Burnside Gorge Community Association serves local residents of all ages, from children to seniors, with a wide range of programs and services. Both a neighbourhood house and community centre, programs include childcare, community recreation and wellness programs, counselling and social service programs.

To learn more, visit burnsidegorge.ca or stop by at 471 Cecelia Rd. And don’t forget to mark your calendars for Sunday’s Selkirk Waterfront Festival!

 

Children will enjoy the Selkirk Waterfront Festival’s Family FUN Zone, where PISE will host exciting games and activities, the Island Savings community group will offer face painting, and several local mascots will drop by for a visit.

Comments are closed

Just Posted

Flurry of Yuletide activities coming to Sidney

Sidney Business Improvement Area Society and members organize festive events

Russell Books marks opening of new location by setting Guinness World Record

Store stacks world record books more than six metres high

PHOTOS: 11th annual Gingerbread Showcase comes to Victoria

Bakers spent more than 100 hours perfecting their creations

Victoria police find fentanyl, cocaine, meth and cash during downtown arrest

VicPD arrested three people on Oct. 30 in a downtown parking lot

Petition calls on province to cover transfer fees after Island adoption centre closes – again

‘Choices clients weren’t told the ship was sinking,’ says would-be parent

VIDEO: B.C. to restrict nicotine content, bring in 20% tax on vaping products

Province will also restrict candy and fruit flavoured vaping products to adult-only stores

POLL: Do you support CUPE workers in their dispute with School District 63?

SD63 schools to remain closed as strike continues Tuesday

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers wanted list for the week of Nov. 12

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

Seguin lifts surging Stars to 4-2 win over Canucks

Dallas is 6-0-1 in last seven outings

‘City that protects rapists’: Sexual assault survivor slams Kelowna mayor for defending RCMP

Heather Friesen spent the morning handing out flyers around city hall calling out the mayor

Batten down the hatches: Wet and windy weekend on the way for coastal B.C.

Environment Canada issues special weather warning for Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island

BC Liquor Stores to move fully to paper bags by March

Vancouver Island to be the first to convert to paper bags in November

Tolko shuts B.C. divisions for two weeks over holidays

Head office to close from Dec. 23-27; two weeks’ downtime runs Dec. 21-Jan. 6

B.C. government working with RCMP to address $10 million in budget cuts

Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth issues statement following report of RCMP cost-cutting

Most Read