Fall fest returns to Henderson

Recreation activities abound in Oak Bay for Nov. 14 festival

Families can enjoy a warm and cozy indoor event at Henderson Recreation Centre Nov. 14.

Oak Bay rec promises its Henderson centre will be a warm and cozy place filled with fall fun next week.

The annual Fall Family Fest is set for Friday, Nov. 14.

“It’s always a very popular event for families. Especially with the weather, it gives them a nice place to gather inside,” said Erin Stockill, community recreation programmer for Recreation Oak Bay. “Beat the fall blues with a fun evening of games and activities for all ages.”

A ton of fall-themed games, that have ranged in the past from pumpkin bowling and crafts to cookie decorating and face painting are planned.

“One of our partners like Rotary will bring in popcorn and apple cider,” Stockill said. “It’s lots of fun. One year we had a big pile of hay and hid little plastic toys and there were little prizes.”

It brings people out in the dark mid-November days, with a dry place to come together as a community rather than hunkering down at home, she added.

“It’s a nice time for adults to spend time together, spending time with their kids and other families,” Stockill said.

“It’s kind of what Oak Bay is all about, there’s so many great community events. When you see everyone together it’s that reminder of what we’re here for and what community recreation is all about.”

Fall Family Fest is from 6 to 8 p.m. on Nov. 14 at Henderson Recreation Centre.

 

cvanreeuwyk@oakbaynews.com

 

 

Just Posted

Two popular Oak Bay art pieces to be installed permanently

Bodhi Frog and The Hunt stay thanks to public support and Oak Bay arts laureate Barbara Adams

Deadline looms for second annual Acorn Arts Award

Nominations for Oak Bay award must be in by Jan. 19

VIDEO: Murdoch to run for mayor

Two-term councillor Kevin Murdoch announces his intent to run for mayor’s chair in fall election

Langford loses bid to host Amazon HQ2

Mayor hopes to attract more tech jobs to city

Woodwynn Farms to be shut down and sold

The rehabilitation program at Woodwynn Farms is being shut down. According to… Continue reading

VIDEO: Murdoch to run for mayor

Two-term councillor Kevin Murdoch announces his intent to run for mayor’s chair in fall election

Late charge in Portland sees Victoria collect third straight WHL win

Matthew Phillips leads the way with three-point night in 4-2 win, Giants up next

UPDATE: Police release new footage, launch website in hunt for 13-year-old’s killer

IHIT say no one has been arrested or charged in connection with Marrisa Shen’s death

No crackdown, just education as BC Ferries enacts smoking ban

Fines and extra patrols not happening at this time as ban begins Monday

Suspected Toronto serial killer targeting gay community arrested

A 66-year-old man is charged with first-degree murder in disappearance of two Toronto men

‘Sing Me a Song’ about B.C. for a chance at $1,000 contest prize

Entries due by March 30 for lieutenant-governor’s British Columbia-themed competition

Opinion: Dare to be smarter

Just say no works for more than just substance abuse

Facing reality of death, B.C. man learns real meaning of life

Even while preparing for the end, something inside Keven Drews won’t let him stop living

Former B.C. fire chief gets seven months for possession of child porn

The 63-year-old pleaded guilty during a brief hearing last year to one count

Most Read