Song breaks out for solstice

Recreation Oak Bay offers its inaugural family winter solstice concert featuring live outdoor performances

  • Dec. 18, 2014 10:00 a.m.

Recreation Oak Bay offers its inaugural family winter solstice concert featuring live outdoor performances by the Soundings Choir, the Maureen Washington Ensemble and a special visit from Santa.

“It was really created because the Music in the Park event that we held in the summer was so successful that we wanted to carry that success into a winter event,” said Coun. Hazel Braithwaite, member of Community Initiatives Committee that approached Oak Bay Rec with the idea. “Having a live music event makes it more enjoyable for the people who are watching and participating. It adds that element of crowd participation.”

It was initially planned for outdoors but heavy rains made the fields so wet the solstice event shifted to Oak Bay Recreation Centre, 1975 Bee St. The free event will be held Sunday from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. with hot chocolate and children’s craft tables.