Business group events on track

Oak Bay Business Improvement Association has its budget approved

A full year of fun and games can go ahead now that Oak Bay council has approved the Oak Bay Business Improvement Association’s $76,000 annual budget.

The association organizes monthly night markets in Oak Bay as well as the increasingly popular Christmas Light-up. Last year, the group helped Oak Bay play host to an inaugural five-day pumpkin art festival.

Funds to the association are funneled through the municipality via a commercial property tax levy.

Following some good-humoured chiding from Coun. John Herbert about typos in the group’s proposal, council approved the association’s annual $70,000 request, an amount that’s remained the same for three years.

No new community events will be added to the association’s roster this summer.

The first night market is set for Wednesday, June 20.