Oak Bay Police Chief Andy Brinton (left) and Mayor Nils Jensen are served tea at the Willows Heritage Tea. (Keri Coles/Oak Bay News)

Community steps back in time with École Willows Heritage Tea

The Heritage Tea at École Willows is a long standing annual tradition of stepping back in time to the early 1900s.

The school invites former staff members, Oak Bay’s MLA, the Mayor, District staff, parents, community members and the Oak Bay Lodge to come to the school and enjoy the social event.

The guests enjoy treats and tea in china dishes – served by Grade 5s – while they watch a parade of students dressed in period heritage costumes stream by.

A strings group from Oak Bay High provided music that helped set the mood.

 

Heritage Tea at École Willows. (Keri Coles/Oak Bay News)

Heritage Tea at École Willows. (Keri Coles/Oak Bay News)

Heritage Tea at École Willows. (Keri Coles/Oak Bay News)

Vice-principal Tim Murphy greets the crowd. (Keri Coles/Oak Bay News)

Oak Bay Police Chief Andy Brinton (left) and Mayor Nils Jensen enjoy the Willows Heritage Tea. (Keri Coles/Oak Bay News)

Willows principal Wendy Holob (left) and SD61 Associate Superintendent, Greg Kitchen, enjoy the Willows Heritage Tea. (Keri Coles/Oak Bay News)

Heritage Tea at École Willows. (Keri Coles/Oak Bay News)

Heritage Tea at École Willows. (Keri Coles/Oak Bay News)

Heritage Tea at École Willows. (Keri Coles/Oak Bay News)

A strings group from Oak Bay High provided music that helped set the mood. (Keri Coles/Oak Bay News)

Heritage Tea at École Willows. (Keri Coles/Oak Bay News)

Heritage Tea at École Willows. (Keri Coles/Oak Bay News)

Heritage Tea at École Willows. (Keri Coles/Oak Bay News)

Heritage Tea at École Willows. (Keri Coles/Oak Bay News)

Heritage Tea at École Willows. (Keri Coles/Oak Bay News)

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