New events, venues for Family Day

Make sure you catch all the action

The throngs expected to pack Community Park in Qualicum Beach this Sunday needn’t pack away a big breakfast before they head out for a day of family fun.

That’s because the local Shrine Club will be on hand to kick off Family Day celebrations with their well-known pancake breakfast, starting at 8:30 a.m. and winding up at 11:30

For the first time this year, the grounds of the Storybook Village at Qualicum Beach Elementary School will be opened to the public from 10 to 11:30 a.m., with volunteers offering children’s activities.

The kids will want to wrap up fairly quickly from that though, as the biggest parade of the year starts mustering at the fire hall at 11 a.m., with judging for best float, best youth participation, best costume and best community spirit starting at 11:30.

At noon, the parade will begin marching up Second Avenue to the Civic Centre fields to kick off the afternoon of fun activities in the park, including musical entertainment, pony rides, bouncy slides and castles, a climbing wall, crafts, games, dancing, non-profit booths and more.

For more information visit or call 250-752-2300.