The South End Community Association’s Miner’s Heritage Day Picnic definitely has something for absolutely everyone.
Now in its 19th year, the all-day event starts at 8 am, Saturday, June 25th in Deverill Square Park with a pancake breakfast.
After that you can go on a pony ride, enter your pooch in the ever-popular pet parade, or watch your kids cuddle up to the animals in the petting zoo.
You can take part in the Heritage Walk at 11 am, or enjoy tea and strawberry shortcake at the Laurie Ramsay Memorial Strawberry Social at 2 pm.
If you’re into music, there’s live entertainment from Trinitude, a barber shop quartet, and a band of fiddlers from the Nanaimo Conservatory of Music.
Add to that South End story-telling, face-painting, an art tent, and decoration of the famous South End Art Bins, and displays by community groups.
For more active folks, the picnic has a climbing wall, a merry-go-round, a bouncy castle, train rides and soccer games.
Clowns and magicians will be at the picnic, too, and it’s rumoured that an Elvis impersonator will make an appearance.
It’s all free, and sponsored by the South End Community Association as a fun way to bring the neighbourhood together to celebrate its history.
“Although it is a South End day, we welcome people from all of Nanaimo’s neighbourhoods, north, west and east, “ says SECA president Douglas Hardie.
Close to a thousand people attended the Miner’s Picnic last year.
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