(Black Press Media file photo)

Book recycling project added to Central Saanich Family Festival booth

Ninth annual event returns to the Peninsula Country Market this weekend

The Saanichton Village Association will hold its ninth annual Central Saanich Family Festival on Aug. 17 at the Peninsula Country Market.

From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Saanich Fairgrounds, the festival will have a booth at the market and provide games, face painting and inflatables. The Sidney Lions Club will also host their by-donation breakfast and the market will offer live music from local quartet Malahat Drive.

New this year, association president and secretary Judy Beinder said the 1000 x 5 Children’s Book Recycling Project will be joining the festival booth with free books to give to children.

READ MORE: Book recycling program helps Peninsula families

“Often they’re used books, but sometimes they get new books from people … and they package up books for all the way from babies up to about six and seven years old,” Beinder said. “As far as I was concerned it was an absolutely perfect fit because we will be expecting more families there with children.”

In addition to the books, the festival booth will be giving away free popcorn and information about the association.

The Saanich Fairgrounds is located at 1528 Stellys Cross Road in Saanichton.

READ MORE: Family festival fuels fun in Saanichton



karissa.gall@blackpress.ca

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Speculation tax forces sale of Oak Bay’s ‘Tulip House’

Bob and Jan Fleming selling their retirement home famous for its thousands of tulips

New dance studio opening in Saanich

Saturday’s grand opening of Arthur Murray Dance Centre will include free lessons and a cocktail party

Mainly cloudy skies ahead for Friday

Plus a look ahead at your weekend

Ethnic media aim to help maintain boost in voting by new Canadians

Statistics Canada says new Canadians made up about one-fifth of the voting population in 2016

Greater Victoria wanted list for the week of Aug. 23

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

POLL: Should there be a ban on gas-powered leaf blowers?

We’ve all heard them, and most likely cursed them under our breath.… Continue reading

New police force in Surrey must avoid VPD, RCMP errors made in Pickton case: Oppal

Boots are scheduled to be on the ground by spring 2021

Man at centre of dropped HIV-disclosure case sues province and 10 cops

Brian Carlisle of Abbotsford says Mission RCMP defamed him and were ‘negligent’ in their investigation

Striking Western Forest Products workers could lose benefits in September

Union, forest company at odds over Vancouver Island benefit payments as strike enters third month

Conan turns to the Property Brothers for tips on buying Greenland

Jonathan Scott suggests removing glaciers and mountains to bring in ‘more natural light’

Forests minister visits B.C. town rocked by multiple mill shutdowns

A third of Mackenzie turns out for rally, not much to cheer about

Most Read