Riders and parents with the Oceanside BMX club turn the corner onto Jones Street during last year’s Qualicum Beach Family Day parade. Council approved the event and road closures for the 2018 event for Sunday, May 27. — NEWS file photo

Three events approved in Qualicum Beach

Earth Day celebrations April 22 at Brant Viewing Area

Qualicum Beach council approved three local events at Monday’s (April 16) council meeting: Earth Day 2018, the Qualicum Beach Family Day celebration and Kwalikum Secondary School’s Grad Parade.

Earth Day

First up is the Earth Day celebrations this Sunday, April 22, at the Brant Viewing Area (Highway 19A at Crescent Avenue West) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

It will feature informational displays as well as an update to the Faye Smith Memorial project.

RELATED: Qualicum Beach Brant Viewing Area temporarily closed

The Brant Viewing Area platform has been closed to work on upgrading the area, Qualicum Beach Streamkeepers president David James previously told The NEWS.

Coun. Barry Avis, who is part of the committee working on the Brant Viewing Area, said “we are going to have a state of the art facility there.

“We’re going to have pictures on what you’re seeing and what’s in the area,” he said. “You’re going to be able to stand there and look at these beautiful pictures and maps showing everything you’re looking at, including our connections to First Nations.”

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Family Day

The 42nd annual Qualicum Beach Family Day celebration will take place Sunday, May 27.

There will be street closures on the day of for a parade that will go along Harlech Road, heading west to Primrose Street, then up Primrose Street, turning right onto Second Avenue. The parade will then turn left onto Jones Street and finish at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre.

The budget for Family Day in 2017 was increased to $8,000 in 2017 from $5,000 in 2016. Staff recommended council retain the $8,000 budget, which council approved. Council also appointed Coun. Neil Horner as the council representative on the select committee on Family Day.

KSS Grad Parade

The Kwalikum Secondary School Grad Parade will take place Saturday, June 2, starting at Harlech Road and ending at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre.

Street closures will include Harlech Road, heading west to Primrose Street, then up Primrose Street, turning right onto Second Avenue. The parade will then turn right onto Jones Street and finally ending at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre.

Send story tips to: lauren.collins@pqbnews.com

— NEWS Staff

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