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.

 

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