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PHOTOS: Oak Bay Tea Party celebrates 60 years

Crowds braved the rain to attend the fair, parade and teacup race

Despite the wet conditions at points during the weekend, the weather couldn’t rain on Oak Bay’s parade as the community turned out in droves for the 60th Tea Party.

The event was cancelled the past two years due to health restrictions.

“Overall it was a fabulous weekend. “We had good attendance rain or shine, I think after two years the community was ready to get together, get outside and do something,” said Sandy Germain, chair of the Oak Bay Tea Party Society.

Germain said the response from attendants was overwhelmingly positive, but there were some challenges in getting the event organized. Normally preparations start after the society’s annual general meeting in November, but those started later due to uncertainty over where COVID regulations would be.”

“You get a little rusty and your timing might be a little bit off.”

Attendants rode on rides, heard live music and cheered on competitors in the Mayor’s Tea Cup race, which was won by Kevin Hall, president of the University of Victoria.

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