The Blue Bus Blues family barn dance is back for a second year, once again to support the WOW bus program. The dance takes place Sept. 16. — File

Blue Bus Blues barn dance to return to Errington

Event to raise money for traveling literacy program

Oceanside Building Learning Together is holding its second annual family-style barn dance.

Taking place Saturday, Sept. 16 at Tiger Lily Farm in Errington, the event is back for a second time due to the success of the first Blue Bus Blues barn dance, said OBLT manager Judi Malcolm.

“It was wonderful to see people of all ages dancing together inside the Tiger Lily Farm barn,” she said in a news release sent by OBLT. “We can’t wait for more people to experience it this year.”

The second annual Blue Bus Blues Barn Dance will have music from the Seasoned Sinners Blues Band as well as Gerry Barnum.

Also taking part are the Sand Dollars and Amalgamaters square dance clubs to demonstrate and teach square dancing.

Several other musical guests are expected as well.

There will also be dinner and refreshments available for purchase, in addition to a silent auction. The auction will include the once-a-year opportunity to bid on having the WOW bus come to your birthday party.

All the proceeds from the event go to support the Words On Wheels (WOW) bus program. The WOW bus is a free early learning outreach program that makes literacy mobile by travelling weekly to communities from Nanoose Bay to Bowser.

Tickets are $15 per person, while children 12 and under are free.

The dance will take place from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 16.

Tickets are available at the OBLT’s administration office at Family Place, online at EventBrite and at both Munchkinlands during program hours. For details, go to www.oblt.ca.

The NEWS, Courtesy Judi Malcolm

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