23,226 days of reign in Oak Bay

Pair of events planned for Sept. 9 to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II

A pair of celebrations will mark Queen Elizabeth II as having the longest reign in modern history.

“I wanted to be able to reach more people,” said Coun. Hazel Braithwaite, organizer of the two events coming up on the municipal hall lawn.

A formal ceremony on Sept. 9 at municipal hall will feature an official cry by Town Crier Kenny Podmore, a welcome by Mayor Nils Jensen and words from Lt.-Gov Judith Guichon before tea and sandwiches are served.

The procession, featuring pipes, starts around 11:45 a.m. for the official proclamation and ends with an affirmation of allegiance to the Queen and singing of the royal anthem, God Save the Queen.

“The program will be less than 15 minutes because it’s about the celebration,” said Braithwaite.

“What I would really love during the day is for people to wear red, white and blue.”

In the evening she’s planned fun to start around 4:30 p.m. – which the Oak Bay Business Improvement Association is graciously supporting during its final street market of the season – on the lawn of municipal hall. She’s calling the event 23,226 Days of Reign in Oak Bay.

“We’re pretty sure a very special HRH will be making an appearance with some four-legged friends,” Braithwaite said.

 

 

 

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