The 25th annual Teddy bear Picnic is this Saturday.

The 25th annual Teddy bear Picnic is this Saturday.

25th annual Teddy Bear Picnic in Nanoose Bay

The day starts off with a pancake breakfast, followed by a parade

This Saturday is the 25th anniversary for Nanoose Bay Teddy Bear Picnic.

The day starts off with a pancake breakfast hosted by the Nanoose Bay Lions at Nanoose Place (2925 Northwest Bay Rd.) from 8-10 a.m.

The pancake breakfast is followed by the Nanoose Days parade starting Nanoose Bay Fire Department (2471 Nanoose Rd.) at 10:30 a.m. The parade goes to Jack Bagley Field (Powder Point Road at Northwest Bay Road) where the Teddy Bear Picnic is held.

The picnic is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Children can bring their favourite fuzzy friend.

Don’t miss out on the huge gathering of more than mascots and teddy bears.

There will be a bouncy castle and a dunk tank along with other games and activities.

There will be a food concession put on by the fire department as well/

One of the volunteers Wendy Barbour said about 600 people attended last year.

“It’s a day to just walk around and have fun,” Barbour said.

Barbour said they’re still looking for volunteers. To volunteer, call Barbour at 250-468-2042.

— NEWS Staff