STUFFED: Eden Thapa of Parksville, 14 months, enjoyed last year’s Teddy Bear Picnic in Nanoose Bay with a wagon load of furry friends. — J.R. Rardon photo

Quality Foods Teddy Bear Picnic this Saturday

Nanoose Days Parade starts at 10:30 a.m.

If you go to Nanoose Bay on Saturday, there’s sure to be a big surprise.

Saturday is the annual Quality Foods Teddy Bear Picnic and Nanoose Days Parade.

The day’s events start with a pancake breakfast at 8 a.m. at the Nanoose Bay Community Centre hosted by the Nanoose Bay Lions which is followed by the Nanoose Days Parade starting at the Nanoose Bay Volunteer Fire Department at 10:30 a.m.

The Teddy Bear Picnic starts at 11 a.m. at Jack Bagley Field and will feature more than 20 mascots and teddy bears, 15 fun event tables including face painting and a teddy bear clinic. There will also be a bouncy castle and a food concession put on by the fire department.

Children are encouraged to bring their favourite fuzzy friend to the event.

— NEWS Staff