Play together and stay together

Family Day festival on Qualicum Beach is gearing up

Playing Together — Staying Together will be the theme for this year’s Family Day celebration in Qualicum Beach, slated for May 27 at Community Park.

This will be the 36th year the community has hosted this free event and the Family Day committee, along with the Town of Qualicum Beach, has been planning this celebration for months, hoping to get people participating in all sorts of fun.

There are many ways for families, individuals and groups to participate including: joining in the parade, hosting an activity on the field, operating a food concession, volunteering to help run various activities or just showing up and enjoying the day.

Family Day will start with the traditional Shriner’s breakfast starting at 8:30 a.m. at the Civic Centre, Building Learning Together (BLT) is offering activities at Story Book Village on the grounds of Qualicum Elementary School from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and the Royal Bank is sponsoring a free swim from 10 a.m. to noon at the Ravensong Aquatic Centre.

The parade moves through the streets of Qualicum Beach at noon and ends up at the Civic Centre.

From 1 until 4 p.m. the fields at Community Park will be filled with games, food, music and dancing, pony rides and more.

Anyone who would like to join the parade is asked to visit the Family Day website, or phone 250-752-2300. — Submitted