Children dance to the tunes of the Monterey Ukulele Band at Oak Bay’s Canada Day festivities. (Oak Bay News file photo)

Oak Bay celebrates Canada Day Friday

Party in the village June 29 then follow with a concert at Willows

As per tradition, Oak Bay hosts the first Canada Day celebration in the region Friday, June 29 at municipal hall.

Recreation Oak Bay organizes the ninth annual free Celebrate Canada event on the front lawn of the Oak Bay municipal hall from noon to 2 p.m.

Featuring the standard fare bouncy castle, tennis and golf games, button making and festive food including cupcakes, hot dogs and snow cones.

Oak Bay police and fire departments will have their vehicles on hand and the Monterey Ukelele Club will entertain.

Started in 2010, the event is a way to celebrate both local community and Canada Day and has grown to a popular community event where families with young children to retirees enjoy the activities..

For the kids, there’s the bouncy castle, a button-making craft table and water fun table, in addition to “active” activities, like fun tennis and golf stations.

Oak Bay police and firefighters are also expected to drop by for a visit.

The party continues at Willows Park, when Victoria Soul Gospel Choir kicks off Oak Bay’s free Summer Concert Series at 6:30 p.m.

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