Holding a dove for her magic act

Gift mothers with colour at Royal Roads

Fresh air, crafts, music and art make for a magical Mother’s Day at Royal Roads University.

  • May. 8, 2014 1:00 p.m.

Fresh air, crafts, music and art make for a magical Mother’s Day at Royal Roads University.

The annual Mother’s Day Paint In and Craft Fair kicks off at 10 a.m. Sunday (May 11) with a full day of events planned at the perennially popular event.

The day will feature local artisans displaying hand sculpted and painted glass art, organic seasonings, fudge, jewelry, garden stepping stones, home-grown plants and more.

Community leaders will share information on Colwood’s heritage and community initiatives, along with offering Power Smart conservation tips and interactive activities.

An art show and sale also happens at the event, organized by the West Shore Arts Council and featuring works from local artists. The show will be held in the Quarterdeck on the second floor of the Grant Building.

On the main stage music will be performed all day, starting with the Belmont R&B band at 10 a.m. Other featured acts are Mike Lefebvre and Perros Libres, Terry Brennan and the West Shore Community Concert Band.

Children’s activities are also a part of the fun, with a visit from Tickles the Clown, Daisy and Farmer Vicki, and Twiggly Wiggly the Magic Clown.

The day also features free admission to Hatley Castle and gardens, along with 30-minute castle tours offered on the hour, every hour. Parking is $5 for the day and Truffles Catering is providing a family-friendly menu.

For more information call 250-391-2666 or email paint-in@royalroads.ca.

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